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Encino Chapter: The Divorce Transition Professionals

Wednesday, November 06, 2019, 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM
Martini Akpovi Partners, LLP
16830 Ventura Boulevard, #501
Encino, CA  91436
Holly Gustlin
877-728-2008 (p)
Chapter Meetings
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Welcome to DTP Encino

About Divorce Transition Professionals (DTP)

Why 2.0? Well, after 10 years it is time for a change. A change in location, a change in format and a change in the design. So, we're bringing in a top-notch speaker, holding it in a top-notch location, providing all of the networking and business opportunity you could ask for with some of the best professionals in the community that specializes in working with people dealing with divorce. While this particular meeting may not have all of the following, we expect to provide continuing education, networking, study groups, break-out sessions, case consultations and more......

This event is completely free to all FIRST TIME attendees. It is an opportunity to find out what the Divorce Transition Professionals is all about, what it is about to become and how becoming a member will benefit you. So, if you are a professional in the divorce field i.e. Attorney, Accountant, Financial Professionals, CDFA, Mediator, Therapist, Realtor, Mortgage Broker etc.....please attend and check us out. There is nothing like us in the area currently.

CHAPTER LOCATIONS: Please go to our website to find a DTP Chapter near you.


This Month's Speaker

Michael A. Perlmutter, JD, CPA, CVA, ABAR

Mr. Perlmutter is a former Senior Estate Tax Attorney and Revenue Agent with the Internal Revenue Service.  His unique blend of legal, financial and valuation knowledge, expertise, and experience enables him to tackle complex multi-disciplinary issues including appraisal writing and review.  

Mr. Perlmutter is distinctive in holding active licenses as a California J.D., California CPA, Certified Valuation Analysis (CVA) and as Accredited in Business Appraisal Review (ABAR) and specializes in tax law, business and intellectual property valuation and appraisal review consulting.

During his tenure with the Internal Revenue Service, Mr. Perlmutter has reviewed, critiqued and analyzed hundreds of valuation appraisals of all types of assets, ranging from real estate to operating businesses, intellectual property, even an island.  He has also written valuation related training materials and taught valuation topics to newly hired estate tax attorneys. He prepared and presented legal and valuation-related topics on live nationwide training CPEs telecast to IRS attorneys, presented at AICPA and ASA valuation industry seminars and has testified in front of IRS appeals officers.

Mr. Perlmutter assisted the IRS litigation team with producing expert valuation reports, preparing trial briefs relating to legal as well as valuation related issues, in preparing deposition and direct and cross-examination questions for interviewing valuation and legal experts in a significant and high profile tax court trial.  The litigated issues included the valuation of name and likeness rights, the royalty income stream from copyrights (both from music and film sources), a music catalog business, “tax affecting” and discounts.


This Month's Sponsor

Hazel C. Palache is the President of Live Your Abundant Life.  She holds certifications as a life/business coach, clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner, Stress Management Counselor and Chemical Dependency Counselor.  Additionally she is an Amazon best selling author and is also a contributor in a number of other best selling books. She is a motivational speaker and facilitates workshops, webinars and teleconferences.

Hazel  Has been in the field of professional, personal and spiritual development for nearly 30 years. She specializes in working with women over 40 who are going through a period of transition which is often through divorce. She helps women to overcome fears and doubt, to have more self confidence and to realize they can achieve anything they want in life so that they live life on their own terms whether they are married, divorced, single or retired.

NLP allows Hazel to teach her clients how to change the way they think by changing the words they use and to become consciously aware.  Hypnosis allows them to make changes faster however, coaching can be with or without hypnosis depending on the needs of the client.

All coaching and hypnosis is virtual either by phone or Zoom and Hazel is a national and international professional.

DTP Encino - Chapter Leader

Holly Gustlin
Senior Loan Officer at Priority Financial Network

Tel:(877) 728-2008


Holly Gustlin is a Senior Loan Officer in Los Angeles, California. She is a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, a Real Estate Broker's license, and a lending license. Protecting people has been Holly's passion throughout her career. Her website and the materials she distributes in her local community have always warned people about the dangers in the mortgage industry and how to avoid them. This book is an effort to broaden the number of people Holly is able to support and protect.

DTP Encino - Chapter Host

Martini Akpovi Partners, LLP

Martini Akpovi Partners, LLP
Tel: (818) 789-1179

Whether you are an individual, a business owner or a financial professional, we know that the need for quality financial services and strategies has never been more important. That’s why we have spent years building the expertise, experienced staff and systems found in much larger accounting firms. We also know that accounting is more than running numbers. It is about providing personal counsel. That only happens when you are small enough to work closely with each client to understand their lives, businesses, needs and goals. With that understanding, and our unique team approach to problem solving, being BIG ENOUGH and SMALL ENOUGH has allowed us to become one of the leading CPA and business consulting firms in Los Angeles.


DTP President & Founder

Neil Palache
The Wealth Creator Company For Women

Tel: (818) 606-7327

Neil Palache is dedicated to empowering women as is shown by his involvement in many community and business organizations such as the National Association of Women Business Owners Ventura County, Women’s Economic Ventures and the International Women’s Festivals Santa Barbara. He has also started several groups such as the Money Mastermind for Women™ and the Divorce Transition Professionals™. Neil has been married to Stacie since 1987, has three beautiful children and lives and works in Westlake Village, California.


DTP Non-Profit of Choice


Center4SpecialNeeds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded in 2011 that provides resources, education, and programs for families and individuals affected by developmental disabilities in Ventura County, California.  Center4SpecialNeeds' vision is to have families benefit from the information we provide, to help children progress, to help parents restore some balance in their lives and not feel they are in constant crisis mode. We want parents, who are feeling isolated and alone, to feel embraced and supported. We want to provide opportunities for individuals with special needs as they develop into thriving members of our community.

Be Part of the Change!

Center4SpecialNeeds is a non-profit organization and depends on your generous support!

Our monthly goal is for 300 individuals to make a monthly pledge of $20 for one year, which would provide the funding we need to sustain our programs, and expand to reach more individuals and families. For $20 per month, less than the price of one dinner for two at a casual restaurant, you have the opportunity to improve the quality of life for someone with special needs!

  • C4SN has undergone a dramatic expansion in our programs for children, teens, young adults, and families affected by developmental disabilities.
  • We now employ 6 part-time paid staff and numerous volunteers with special needs!
  • Without the safe and compassionate space of our office, many of these young adults would be isolated from the community and spending much of their time at home.

We need your support! You can join Center4SpecialNeeds in making an impact for individuals & their families by making a financial contribution, volunteering, or offering a donation of services or items. Click here to be part of the change and help us reach our goal!

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