February 1, 2021

Imagine you are the head of a large company and evidence is discovered of a fraud scheme that has led to money lost, the extent of which you do not know. Or, perhaps you’re a partner in a law firm that’s trying to get to the bottom of a situation where your client’s company is […]

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Authored by Josh Gifford, CPA, CFE What is the value of a business and how is it calculated? How much would someone pay for it? The question sounds simple, but it’s part of the fundamental definition of fair market value according to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”). The full AICPA definition of […]

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By David Bateman, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE Cases involving alter ego, successor liability and substantive consolidation are fact and circumstance intensive. While attorneys frequently use financial experts in cases involving damage calculations, a financial expert such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and more specifically, one trained in forensic accounting, can be useful in providing testimony supporting […]

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February 19, 2019

By David Bateman CPA/ABV, CFE In the first section of his epic poem, “The Divine Comedy,” Dante is led on a journey through the nine circles of hell. Each successive circle represents progressively more heinous sins committed by both historic figures and some of his contemporaries. The eighth circle of hell is reserved for those […]

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January 23, 2019

By Gil A. Miller CPA, CFE, CIRA, CDBV The use of both federal and state receiverships is becoming a more common tool during the litigation process. From securing and watching over real and personal property to liquidating the assets of a business venture, receiverships can many times be a very efficient and effective alternative to […]

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By Matt H. Connors CPA/ABV, CFE Questions related to the value of a partial or 100 percent business interest can become central issues of disputes. These questions frequently arise in connection with the value of a privately held business for which no market price is readily available. Identifying an appraiser who is experienced in applying […]

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