Patricia Harris

Patricia Harris, CPA, CA·IFA, CBV, DIFA, CFF

Partner

Email: pharris@fullerllp.com

Direct Line: (416) 645-6570

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Profile

With over 20 years of experience as a Chartered Professional Accountant, Patricia is a Partner in Fuller Landau’s valuations group, specializing in business valuation, litigation support, forensic accounting, and damage quantification.

Patricia’s expertise crosses over a number of industries, including real estate and construction, food and beverage, manufacturing, automotive, and information technology. She prepares expert reports for engagements involving shareholder disputes, breach of contracts, quantification of loss, and more. In addition to business development and mentoring senior and junior staff, she is also an active member of Fuller Landau’s growing Real Estate and Construction niche group.

Patricia is a strong believer in continuous learning and improvement, who leads by example through her dedication to the profession. Clients describe her as strategic, insightful, and solution-oriented in her approach. She has earned a reputation in the industry for providing quality and objective expert reports.

In her spare time, Patricia enjoys cycling, kayaking, cooking, and reading case law.

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“Integrity, respect, confidentiality, enjoyment of work and technical excellence are all values integral to providing my clients with superior service. I pride myself on my ability to understand and report on complex businesses and forensic cases in the most efficient way possible. We provide our clients with reports that translate complex situations into professional, concise, independent and objective Expert Reports.”

Publications

Media Appearances

  • Quoted – To prune or not to prune, by Grant Cameron, Forensic Accounting & Fraud, Vol. 5, No 3, 2015
  • Quoted – Staggeringly low numbers of women in science, tech, engineering & math, by Donalee Moulton, Forensic Accounting & Fraud, Vol. 3, No 2, 2015
  • Quoted – A small world with growing cyber threats – Politics and intellectual property represent the cutting edge targets of today’s cyber-attackers, By Geoff Kirbyson, The Bottom Line, Forensic Accounting & Fraud, June 2014
  • Quoted – Piece by piece – In a fraud investigation, percipient interviews go a long way toward unearthing small details that can put together a big puzzle, By Grant Cameron, Forensic Accounting & Fraud, Vol. 3, No 2, 2013
  • Quoted – Catching a liar in the act – Recognizing deception not quite as easy as on TV, By Geoff Kibyson, The Lawyers Weekly, Sept 13, 2013
  • Quoted – Like at first site – Tweeting as an accountant, by Mary Teresa Bitti, CAmagazine, Special IT Issue, Sept 2013
  • Quoted – Breaking up is hard to do, By Grant Cameron, The Lawyers Weekly, Forensic Accounting and Fraud, 2013
  • Quoted – Fraud a big challenge in insolvency cases, by Julius Melnitzer, Law Times, March 2013
  • Quoted – Experts predict aftershocks from Nortel acquittal, by Jeff Buckstein, The Bottom Line, March 2013
  • Quoted – A ‘resounding not guilty’ Year-long trial of Nortel executives ends with clear-cut acquittal, by James Bagnall, Ottawa Citizen, Jan 15, 2013
  • Quoted – The Anatomy of a Deal: The inside scoop on Canadian Tire’s acquisition of Forzani Group, Interviewed by James Dolan for Canadian Capital Magazine, Oct 3, 2011

Presentations

  • Protecting Your Construction Company from Fraud, The Advocates’ Society (Toronto), presented to business owners, accountants and lenders, April 2013
  • Unravelling Ponzi Schemes, A Case Study, Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada, May 2012
  • Critiquing Expert Reports, presented to Toronto law firms, April 2012
  • Line 150 is Just the Beginning: The Calculation of Income for Child Support Purposes, presented to the Ontario Bar Association, May 2011
  • Financial Statements 101, What Every Family Lawyer Needs to Know, presented to various Toronto law firms, 2010
May 3, 2011
May 3, 2011

Practice Areas

  • Business Valuations
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Industries

  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Food & Beverage
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Cross-Border

Academic Achievements, Memberships and Professional Designations

  • Member, Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators
  • Member, CPA Canada
  • Member, CPA Ontario
  • Member, AICPA International Associate and Forensic and Valuation Services Section
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Designated in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Public Accountants, 2015
  • Member, Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario – Designated Specialist in Investigative and Forensic Accounting, 2014
  • University of Toronto’s Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting, 2012
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Skill Training, 2011
  • CBV Designation, 2007
  • CPA Designation, 1995

Community Initiatives/Community Organizations

  • Member, Fuller Landau Real Estate & Construction Committee
  • Member – Publications Committee, The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators, 2015-2016
  • Volunteer Judge, University of Toronto Rotman Commerce Finance Association CICBV Case Competition, 2014-2017
  • Evaluator, University of Toronto Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting Program, 2013
  • Treasurer/Board of Directors, Collaborative Practice Ontario, 2012-2015

Curriculum Vitae

  • To view a copy of Patricia’s CV, click here