Marcus B. Hodge | Ascension Forensic, LLC
MARCUS B. HODGE, CPA/ABV/CFF, MBA, CFE is the owner of ASC Forensic, LLC, with offices in Asheville, NC and Spartanburg, South Carolina. He founded ASC Forensic in 2009 which provides forensic accounting, business valuation, and business intelligence services throughout the United States.
Mr. Hodge is a certified public accountant licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina, accredited in business valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, certified in financial forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and certified by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners as a certified fraud examiner. He earned his B.A. degree from Clemson University and his M.B.A. degree in Accounting from Coastal Carolina University. Mr. Hodge is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
John M. Tanner | Fairfield and Woods P.C.
JOHN (JACK) TANNER helps solve business disputes, employing traditional and atypical litigation tactics to obtain the best results for his clients. He has represented clients in all aspects of complex commercial litigation and arbitration, including contracts, business torts, receiverships, intellectual property, and construction matters. He clients have included Kinder Morgan, Noble Energy, Microsoft, and Time Warner Telecom.
Mr. Tanner has served on the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee since 1996 and was its chair 2020-2021. He is a frequent lecturer on legal ethics, particularly ethics for in-house counsel. He has authored several articles on legal ethics, including “The New Rules of Professional Conduct: Significant Changes for In-House Counsel,” 36 Colo. Law No. 11, p. 71 (November 2007) and “Top 10 Things In-House Counsel Need to Know about Ethics,” 45 Colo. Law No. 7, p. 59.
Mr. Tanner has practiced with the Denver, Colorado full-service business law firm of Fairfield and Woods since 1987. After graduating from Duke Law School (with honors) in 1986 and prior to joining Fairfield and Woods, he served as law clerk to Justice (later Chief Justice) Luis Rovira of the Colorado Supreme Court. Mr. Tanner graduated from Rice University in 1983. He has been active in Rice University’s alumni activities in Colorado since his arrival here and served a three-year term on the Board of the Association of Rice Alumni in Houston concluding in 2016. He enjoys acting as his firm’s unofficial film critic.