Mediator's Profile

Thomas Hutson

Business Name: BST & Co. CPAs, LLP

Tom is a Partner at BST with more than 35 years of experience specializing in business valuation and other financial forensic services. He is a member of the Valuation, Forensic Accounting, and Litigation Support team. In 2021, Thomas began providing mediation services with a focus on divorce mediation and other financial matters to clients and other mediators and their clients.

Tom has worked on over 1,000 business and professional practice valuation and financial forensic assignments in a myriad of industries. Tom conducts other financial forensic engagements including tracing analyses, lifestyle analyses, unreported income and hidden asset investigations, income analyses for support modification proceedings, reasonable rates of return on invested assets and associated income taxes, fraudulent conveyance and corporate veil investigations, and other financial analyses. Tom provides testimony in support of his findings and opinions and has been court-appointed as a business, professional license, and pension appraiser.

Areas of Focus

  •     Divorce Mediation
  •     Financial Mediation
  •     Business valuation
  •     Forensic accounting
  •     Income analyses for support determination
  •     Tracing analyses
  •     Lifestyle analyses
  •     Income taxes
  •     Financial planning
  •    Other investigatory and advisory services


  •     Bachelor of Science, Accounting, State University of New York at Albany.
  •     Associates of Science, Mathematics & Science, Hudson Valley Community College

Licenses & Certifications

  •     Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  •     Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  •     Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  •     Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)
  •     Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®)


  •    Member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and it’s Business Valuation and Litigation Services Committee
  •    Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and it’s Forensic and Valuation Services Section
  •    Member – Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts
  •    Member – Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York
  •    Member – Financial Planning Association, and its Northeastern New York Chapter
  •    Member – Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  •    Member – International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  •    Member – Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce and Dispute Resolution Association
  •    Member – Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  •    Member – Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York

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