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Forensic Finance Services

The globalization of business and complexity associated with modern cross-border transactions brings about many opportunities for disputes and fraudulent activities. Our firm is experienced in helping your company prevent, detect, and value damages from irregular activity. Our professionals have multi-lingual and multinational capabilities that can help your company uncover and remediate process weaknesses that have resulted in unfortunate losses due to irregularities.

Service Areas include, but are not limited to, the following:

Bankruptcy & Insolvency

  • Court appointed Trustee, Administrator or Examiner
  • Accountant for Court appointed Trustee, Administrator or Examiner
  • Accountant for attorney representing the debtor or debtors
  • Assist in preparation of bankruptcy schedules for filing
  • Assist in gathering and organizing records for discovery
  • Assist in responding to inquiries
  • Assist during depositions or hearings
  • Accountant for the creditors' panel
  • Examine and research schedules filed by bankrupt for inaccuracies
  • Conduct searches for hidden assets and missing records
  • Assist during depositions or hearings
    • Prepare report for court
    • Testify at hearing

 

General Business

In connection with an insurance claim or an actual or anticipated lawsuit, calculate with supporting documentation damages resulting from a fire, act of terror, industrial accident, theft, fraud, contract dispute or other event. The estimate of damages may include such items as:

  • Loss of buildings and equipment
  • Lost profits and future revenue
  • Lost cash flow
  • Reconstruction of financial data
  • Additional costs incurred
  • Mitigation
  • Costs avoided
  • Tax considerations
  • Intellectual property
     

In connection with an actual or anticipated lawsuit, calculate with supporting documentation an estimate of intellectual property damages resulting from such activities as copyright or trademark infringement. The estimate of damages may include such items as:

  • Unjust enrichment of infringer
  • Lost profits of copyright or trademark holder
  • Statutory damages
  • Costs incurred by copyright holder such as attorney fees and court costs
  • Punitive damages

 

Personal

In connection with an actual or anticipated lawsuit, calculate with supporting documentation an estimate of damages arising from personal injury, wrongful death, employment discrimination or other action. The estimate of damages may include such items as:

  • Lost earnings
  • Lost fringe benefits
  • Loss of household services
  • Medical expenses incurred
  • Personal consumption
  • Punitive damages
  • Inflation
  • Discounting to present value

 

Family Law

In connection with an actual or anticipated family law proceeding, conduct appropriate investigation and analysis which may include such items as:

  • Identify assets, liabilities and family income
  • Determine nature and character of assets and liabilities
  • Value and quantify assets, liabilities and income
  • Division or distribution of assets, liabilities and income considering liquidity
  • Determine marital (community) property
  • Determine separate property
  • Value assets and property, including:
    • Privately owned businesses
    • Professional practices
    • Retirement assets
    • Stock options
    • Determine child support
    • Determine spousal support
    • Determine contingent liabilities
    • Prepare report for court or other proceeding
    • Testify at trial, hearing or other proceeding

 

Fraud Investigation

Conduct a fraud investigation (or assist in the conduction of a fraud investigation) which may include such procedures as:

  • Receiving and evaluating the allegation
  • Coordinate with client's attorney
  • Conduct interviews
  • Evidence gathering and analysis
  • Evidence preservation
  • Evidence organization
  • Evidence evaluation
  • Report results
  • Testify at trial, hearing or other proceeding

 

Litigation Support

  • Provide accounting assistance in the preparation of legal pleadings, including the initial complaint, demands for production of records and subsequent filings.
  • Provide expert witness accounting services in connection with litigation.
  • Provide consulting expert accounting services in connection with litigation
  • Assist in organizing records for discovery
  • Assist attorney at trial, deposition or hearing
  • Provide post trial support, such as administration of settlement funds

 

Stakeholder Disputes

In connection with an actual or anticipated lawsuit, identify and analyze the events that may be the cause of action by a stakeholder.

  • Identify and document event(s)
  • Identify related contractual or common law issues that were violated
  • Gather related information, including financial data
  • Calculate estimate of damages
  • Report results
  • Testify at trial, hearing or other proceeding

 

Valuations

In connection with an actual or anticipated court proceeding, prepare a valuation in compliance with the AICPA Statement on Standards for Valuation Services No. 1 - Valuation of a Business, Business Ownership Interest, Security or Intangible Asset.

  • Prepare report for court or other proceeding
  • Testify in court, hearing or other proceeding