Our forensic accounting and expert witness experience enable us to clearly present complex data and scenarios that can be used to build a credible case in litigation and dispute resolution. At Aprio, we minimize the impact of a dispute on your business operations by bringing a mutual respect for your needs, budget and the requirements of the courts. Our expertise in utilizing data analytics greatly assists us in achieving those goals efficiently and effectively.
When it comes to litigation support and forensic accounting matters, unresolved disputes can turn into lawsuits won or lost by the financial experts you choose to engage. As a trusted advisor, Aprio’s litigation support services and forensic accounting experts bring you the specialized skills, knowledge, experience and resources to resolve your dispute.
Aprio provides Litigation Support and Forensic Accounting Services for clients faced with complex legal and insurance issues that can have a financial impact on their business and its owners. Our forensic CPA professionals have decades of experience providing depositions; support at mediations; and testimony in federal and state courts, arbitration forums and other regulatory proceedings. We have also acted as third-party arbiters in litigation and dispute resolution forums.
Aprio’s team of forensic accounting specialists include Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE), Master Analysts In Financial Forensics (MAFF), Valuation Analysts, Accredited Senior Appraisers (ASA), certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). The expertise of our certified forensic accountants is complemented by significant real-world experience as chief executive officers, chief operating officers and chief financial officers.
Our litigation consultants provide thorough research and establish sound foundations for opinions that enable you to successfully communicate your case. We staff each engagement with a team of dedicated professionals with relevant experience and technical skills, as well as, when necessary, pulling from our team of over 400 accounting professionals with deep expertise across the following industries and sectors:
Aprio has assisted national and international clients on matters ranging from internal investigations, complex accounting and auditing issues to bankruptcy and commercial litigation, complex damages, business valuations, tax litigation services and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Aprio has deep expertise across the following areas:
Disputed Business Valuations
Access to E-Discovery Resources
Aprio’s litigation support and certified forensic accountants have the specialized forensic accounting expertise, industry knowledge and expert witness experience to resolve your dispute. Work with a leader in the industry. Aprio is the 53rd largest CPA firm in the nation and has been recognized as a “Best of the Best” accounting and forensic accounting firm by INSIDE Public Accounting and the Daily Report.
We partner with counsel to develop or defend complex damage scenarios in areas of commercial litigation involving lost profits, shareholder disputes, destroyed businesses, alter-ego and/or continuation of business claims, intellectual property, construction, broker dealer, securities and wage and hour collective/class actions.
We work with counsel to gain a better understanding of contract terms and conditions to enable us to assist in the calculation or rebuttal of alleged economic damages. Specific areas of expertise include disputes arising from breach of contract, employment agreements, post-M&A transactions and dissident shareholders.
Our advisors utilize proven interviewing and investigate techniques to assist in determining the extent of an alleged wrongful act for either an internal or external matter. Specific experience includes Ponzi schemes, medical billing, money laundering (OFAC and FCPA), asset conversion, employee defalcations, vendor procurement and billing schemes, failed transactions, transaction tracing through multi-tiered entities and due diligence.
We work with either insurance companies, adjusters or insureds to develop or quantify the economic damages sustained within the terms of a given insurance contract. Our areas of expertise include business interruption and lost profits, construction delays, personal injury income loss quantification and employee defalcations and misappropriations.
Our team develops and defends business valuations related to wrongful acts. Our expertise includes diminution of value, shareholder disputes and buy-outs, and intellectual property valuations.
Aprio advisors are available to assist counsel in reviewing the standard of care of the accounting professional in a malpractice suit or claim. Specific areas of service include GAAP/GAAS investigations, accounting malpractice, financial statement misstatement and post-transaction disputes.