Kimberly DeCarrera brings together the disciplines of law and accounting to provide clients with customized plans to reduce risk, resolve historical liabilities, and ultimately to be profitable moving forward.
The intersection of law and accounting provides a unique balance between corporate legal and accounting departments to find solutions that might not otherwise be available to practitioners of only one discipline.
Kimberly is an accomplished lawyer and accountant with more than 15 years experience representing companies of all sizes across multiple industries, including financial services, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, transportation, professional services, and health care.
Unclaimed Property Expert and Holder Advocate
Kimberly represents corporate holders in unclaimed property in multi-state audits, voluntary disclosure programs, and annual compliance programs.
She specializes in finding unique ways to handle past due property, through voluntary disclosure programs as well as special corporate programs to specifically target past due property. She has also represented clients through the herculean effort of obtaining waivers of interest for late reporting property from California, among other jurisdictions.
She represented holder interests as an official observer to the Uniform Law Commission’s efforts that culminated in the 2016 Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act.
Recognized as an expert in unclaimed property, Kimberly has been featured in Forbes, Tax Analysts, CBS Atlanta News, and Peachtree TV.
- Forbes: Getting to Know You Tuesday: Kimberly DeCarrera
- CBS Atlanta News: Georgia Does Little to Connect People with Unclaimed Property
- FinOps Report: JP Morgan Whistleblower Case Tests Unclaimed Property Compliance
She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and in-house corporate training on unclaimed property. DeCarrera Law, LLC and Kimberly DeCarrera are proud members of the Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization (UPPO).
Business Financial and Operations Consulting
Kimberly is able to leverage her experience working in all aspects of corporate financial and operations to help streamline your business.
Kimberly has worked with companies to help streamline their daily financial operations, improve their accounts payable and receivable functions, obtain or renegotiate financing and venture capital, and comply with various record retention requirements.
She has assisted corporations through the enterprise system transitions, including preserving information from historical systems that may be needed in the future during their retirement phase.
Kimberly DeCarrera is also experienced in preparing businesses for mergers and acquisitions, both from a due diligence perspective of the acquiring company and preparing the target company for acquisition.
Kimberly’s Education and Volunteer Experience
- Bachelors of Science, Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Juris Doctorate, Law, Georgia State University
- Masters, Tax, Georgia State University
Kimberly is an active volunteer for the Georgia Tech North Metro Alumni Club, the award-winning local alumni club. She is a past president, having served as the president from 2015-2017. She currently serves at the Club’s social media and communications chair.
In the past, Kimberly has also volunteered and served with the Georgia Tech Business Network (President). She was also a founding member of the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce, after the city’s incorporation.
Contact Kimberly DeCarrera
Phone: (404) 939-5096
Mailing Address: PO Box 467280, Atlanta, GA 31146
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