Douglas Van Der Aa, CPA, J.D., is a lively and energetic speaker — especially on the subject of taxes and ethics. For 10 years, Doug has been a highly rated speaker and seminar leader for CPA associations and other organizations throughout the country. He has more than 25 years of professional experience, including tax practice in CPA firms and the practice of transactional business and real estate law as an attorney. As a CPA, Doug’s practice concentrated on the tax needs of closely held businesses, with their related pass-through entities, complex individual returns, estates and trusts. Doug taught as an adjunct instructor for ten years and as assistant professor of accounting and taxation for one year in Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business, where he taught in both the undergraduate and MST programs. He earned his bachelor of arts degree with a major in accounting from Dordt College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law.