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AICPA Issues Exposure Draft of New Standard for Forensic Accounting Services by Richard A. Pollack, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA, CBA, CFE, CAMS, CIRA, CVA

Forensic accounting services can play a pivotal role in cases involving financial fraud, breach of contract, hidden assets, lost profits and economic damages. As demand for these services continues to increase, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has released new professional standards that CPA’s performing forensic services must adopt for new investigation and/or litigation engagements […]

Tips for Legal Counsel Working with Forensic Accountants by Richard Pollack, CPA

Seasoned litigators consider forensic accountants their secret weapon when defending cases involving economic damages.  By relying on carefully honed skills to investigate, audit and uncover often-complicated financial transactions, forensic accountants can sort through mountains of data to connect seemingly unrelated dots and identify hidden assets or instances of fraud. In addition to identifying financial facts, […]

Determining the Scope and Objectives of Financial Forensic Investigations Resulting from Internal Fraud by Richard Fechter, JD, CAMS, CFE

According to the Association of Fraud Examiners (ACFE) “2020 Report to the Nations,” a growing number of businesses that fell victim to occupational fraud between 2018 and 2019 disciplined perpetrators privately rather than referring them to public law enforcement for criminal prosecution. Yet, while there has been a steady increase in civil suits and private […]

Do You Need a Construction Overrun Investigation? by Joel Glick, CPA/CFF, CFE, CGMA

While construction cranes continue to dot the skylines of cities across the world, the construction industry is facing a challenging time. Soaring demand for projects are being hampered by rising costs of construction materials, delivery delays due to supply chain disruptions and a shortage of skilled laborers. In this environment, real estate developers, building owners […]

Avoiding Usury Traps in Business Lending Arrangements by Joel Glick, CPA/CFF, CFE

There are a variety of economic and non-economic factors that can negatively impact cash flows for businesses of all sizes across various industries. Currently, the ongoing labor and supply-chain constraints coupled with record-high inflation and rising interest rates are making it more difficult for businesses to cover their operating costs and maintain profitability. While there […]

Is Your Loan in Violation of Florida Usury Law? by Joel Glick, CPA/CFF, CFE

Mention of the term “usury” often conjures up images of predatory payday lenders and loan sharks. Yet, the practice of charging an excessive rate of interest on loans or similar lending agreements can occur in various traditional financial transactions as well. To protect yourself, you must recognize the nuances in usury law that differ from one […]

Lessons in Bankruptcy for Struggling Business Owners by Joel Glick, CPA/CFF, CFE, CGMA

The economic realities of the COVID-19 health crisis are setting in, forcing businesses of all sizes and in all industries to think about how and if they can continue to meet their existing financial obligations and remain afloat without taking on more debt. While some business owners consider bankruptcy to be a death knell for […]

Best Practices for Virtual Trials, Hearings in the Age of COVID by Richard Fechter, JD, CAMS, CFE

COVID-19 social distancing has upended the logistical functions of nearly all aspects of American governance, including court systems. With courthouses completely or partially shuttered, the courts are rapidly expanding their reliance on remote teleconferencing capabilities and stepping-up their use of technology to keep dockets moving. Members of our firm recently attended a three-day hearing in […]

UPDATED – CARES Act Loan Recipients Must Take Care to Avoid Potentially Fraudulent Acts by Richard Fechter, JD, CFE, CAMS

The CARES Act provides billions of dollars in much-needed financial assistance to millions of U.S. businesses and not-for-profit organizations struggling to survive the economic realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. To apply for and obtain government-backed loans, eligible entities must take special care to understand and abide by all the specific rules applicable to each financial-assistance […]

The Law Governing Admissibility of Expert Witness Testimony in Florida – It’s Back to Daubert! by Richard S. Fechter, JD, CFE, CAMS

The Florida Supreme Court issued a per curiam opinion on May 23, 2019, reversing its decision seven months earlier in Delisle v. Crane, (Case No. SC16-2182) concerning Florida Statute Section 90.702 and the admissibility of expert witness testimony in the state. The court made a complete about face, rejecting the less rigorous Frye standard established […]

Best Practices for Businesses after a Disaster By Daniel Hughes, CPA/CFF/CGMA

As we deal with peak hurricane season, we are reminded once again of the importance of preparing for and responding to natural disasters in order to minimize losses and ensure long-term viability.  The actions a business takes during the first few days following a loss can often determine the success of its recovery and settlement […]

Reasonable Compensation and Its Effect on the Value of a Business by Scott Bouchner, CMA, CVA, CFE, CIRA, and Sharon F. Foote, ASA, CFE

Over the next two decades, millions of business owners will sell or transfer several trillion dollars’ worth of privately held business assets. Proper valuations of these entities using an asset approach, an income approach and/or a market approach will provide worthwhile information to both buyers and sellers. However, when using the income or market approaches […]

Best Practices for Businesses after a Disaster by Daniel Hughes, CPA/CFF/CGMA, CVA

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Fiona and Ian and with Hurricane Nicole taking aim at Florida, we are reminded once again of the importance of preparing for and responding to natural disasters in order to minimize business losses and ensure long-term viability.  The actions a business takes during the first few days following a loss […]

What Constitutes Best Evidence to Support Claims of Economic Damages? by Scott Bouchner, CMA, CVA, CFE, CIRA

In cases involving economic damages, attorneys have an obligation to prove lost profits with “reasonable certainty” based on the use of “best evidence.” Considering that the courts have not agreed on one universally accepted standard for defining “best evidence,” such decisions inevitably rely on the facts and circumstances of each individual case. As a result, […]

Hidden Risks in Construction Contracts by Richard Pollack, CPA

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ (ACFE) Report to the Nations, occupational fraud continues to plague the construction sector, which reported the fourth highest median losses of $203,000 among a total of 22 industries. Topping the list of the industry’s most common fraudulent schemes was corruption followed by improper billing practices and duplicitous […]

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Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support

In cases of corporate fraud, misdealing and acts of wrongdoing in which financial records have been allegedly altered to conceal a crime, forensic accounting is a valuable tool to reconstruct records. Our team has years of experience in recreating evidence trails in some of the most complex litigation to take place in the state.

Family Law Forensics

Family Law Forensics Our Family Law Forensics practice provides the technical expertise and specialized experience required to simplify complex financial information prior to, during and after divorce.  With a keen understanding of both the legal and financial intricacies of these matters, we are able to partner with attorneys and apply our tax, accounting and audit skills […]

Computer Forensics

Our forensic technology services group has specialized experience and certifications to unravel and manage the maze of electronic information encountered in litigation and forensic accounting, corporate, and governmental investigations.

Bankruptcy and Receiverships

Our team has been engaged by trustees, receivers, examiners, debtors, creditor committees and their counsel to provide financial forensic assistance in complex litigation matters as well as advisory services.  We specialize in conducting financial investigations and assisting with asset recovery in Chapter 7 and 11 matters, as well as providing other forensic accounting services involving […]

Business and Partnership Disputes

Business dispute work can take many forms. Our goal is to assist clients with untangling financial records, partnership agreements and mergers or acquisitions that do not go through.  Our team’s significant business and technical experience enable them to analyze data and prepare concise and comprehensive reports for eventual resolution. Interdisciplinary teams come together to provide a wide range of […]

Audits, Reviews and Compilations

Audit services are much more than just a required reporting obligation. Through the evaluation of a company’s accounting controls and business practices, we provide recommendations to increase profitability and accomplish objectives to help you reach your entrepreneurial goals.

Capital and Financial Services

BayBridge Capital Advisors Transaction and Capital Advisory Services Maximizing value to the shareholders.  Executing liquidity objectives and exit strategies.  Accomplishing growth strategies.  Raising capital.  These objectives require trusted advisors with the right experience.  BayBridge Capital Advisors, an affiliate of  Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants, provides value to clients by assisting throughout the transaction process […]

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Investigations

Multi-national companies with subsidiaries or agents who have control over purchasing or acquisition of goods and services must be proactive to properly comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Non-compliance with the FCPA can result in criminal charges, fines and penalties, reputational harm and civil liabilities. Our firm works with attorneys and government agencies […]

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Berkowitz Pollack Brant Named IPA “Best of the Best” Accounting Firms in the U.S.

MIAMI, Sept. 2, 2022 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs today announced it has been named by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) as one of the nation’s “Best of the Best” public accounting firms for 2022. This is the 22nd time the firm has earned a spot on this prestigious list that annually recognizes the […]

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Among Largest, Fastest-Growing Accounting Firms in the U.S.

MIAMI, Aug. 3, 2022 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs today announced it has been recognized by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) as one of the nation’s Top-100 accounting firms based on financial performance. The firm also earned the distinction as the third fastest-growing firm in the country based on organic net revenue growth. This […]

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Announces Scott Bouchner as Director-in-Charge of Forensic and Advisory Services

MIAMI, February 1, 2022 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs today announced that Scott Bouchner, CMA, CVA, CFE, CIRA, has been named director-in-charge of the firm’s Forensic and Advisory Services practice. Berkowitz Pollack Brant’s CEO Joseph L. Saka commented, “Our forensic practice has grown tremendously due to Rich Pollack’s leadership. With Scott’s knowledge and […]

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Named a Top Accounting Firm by Forbes

MIAMI – January 2, 2022 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs has been recognized as one of the most recommended tax and accounting firms in the United States for 2021 by Forbes magazine. The firm has been on the list three times, every year since its inception. Forbes magazine compiles the list based on […]

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Announces Scott Bouchner as Director-in-Charge of Forensic and Advisory Services

MIAMI, Jan 2, 2022– Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs today announced that Scott Bouchner, CMA, CVA, CFE, CIRA, has been named director-in-charge of the firm’s Forensic and Advisory Services practice. Berkowitz Pollack Brant’s CEO Joseph L. Saka commented, “Our forensic practice has grown tremendously due its leadership. With Scott’s knowledge and expertise, we look […]

Accounting Today Names Berkowitz Pollack Brant a Top Firm to Work For in 2021

MIAMI, Sept. 1, 2021 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs today announced it has been named a 2021 “Best Firm to Work For” from Accounting Today, the leading source of news and information for accounting professionals. To help identify the top-100 best employers in accounting, Accounting Today partnered with independent research firm Best Companies […]

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Named One of 50 Best of the Best Firms in US by Inside Public Accounting

MIAMI- Sept. 1, 2021 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs has been named as one of the 50 top accounting firms in the United States by Inside Public Accounting. This is the firm’s 21st appearance on the list. Comparing a number of factors, Inside Public Accounting creates the annual Best of the Best each […]

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Earns Top-100 Honor from Inside Public Accounting

MIAMI, Aug. 5, 2021 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs today announced it has been recognized by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) as one of the nation’s top-100 firms based on financial performance. This is the 21st year the firm has earned this honor in the program’s 31-year history. According to IPA, the 2021 ranking […]

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Among Top 100 U.S. Accounting Firms, Fastest Growing in Gulf Region

MIAMI, March 11, 2021 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs today announced it has been recognized by Accounting Today as one of the 2020 Top 100 Firms in the nation, based on revenue. The firm also earned spots on the magazine’s list of top-six, fastest growing firms in the Gulf Coast region and top […]

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Named to Forbes’ Top Recommended Accounting Firms List

MIAMI, Dec. 18, 2020 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs has been named by Forbes magazine to the 2021 list of America’s Top Recommended Accounting Firms. Forbes partnered with Statista Research to compile the list of firms in both accounting and tax. Forbes launched the list in 2019 in the wake of the Tax […]

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Named One of 50 Best of the Best Firms in US by Inside Public Accounting

MIAMI- Sept. 1, 2020 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs has been named as one of the 50 top accounting firms in the United States by Inside Public Accounting. This is the firm’s 20th appearance on the list. Inside Public Accounting creates the annual Best of the Best list based on a range of […]

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Named to Forbes Top Accounting Firms List

MIAMI, Dec. 20, 2019 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs has been named by Forbes magazine to the 2020 list of America’s Top Recommended Accounting Firms. Forbes partnered with Statista research to compile the list of firms in both accounting and tax. Forbes launched the list in the wake of the Tax Cuts and […]

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Named one of 50 Best of the Best Firms in US by Inside Public Accounting

MIAMI- August 10, 2018 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants has been named as one of the 50 top accounting firms in the United States by Inside Public Accounting. This is the firm’s 19th appearance on the list. Inside Public Accounting creates the annual Best of the Best list based on a range of […]

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Named one of 50 Best of the Best Firms in US by Inside Public Accounting

MIAMI- August 7, 2017 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants has been named as one of the 50 top accounting firms in the United States by Inside Public Accounting. This is the firm’s 18th appearance on the list.   Inside Public Accounting creates the annual Best of the Best list based on a range […]

Scott Bouchner Honored by AICPA for Volunteer Work in Forensic and Valuation Services

NASHVILLE, TN (November 7, 2016) – The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has presented its Forensic & Litigation Services Volunteer of the Year Award to Scott Bouchner, CPA, CFF, and its Business Valuation Volunteer of the Year Award to Stacy Preston Collins, CPA, ABV, CFF. The annual awards were presented today at the annual AICPA […]

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Richard S. Fechter, JD, CAMS, CFE

Richard Fechter focuses his practice on forensic accounting investigations. He assists governments, court-appointed receivers, outside counsel and corporate officers and directors in a wide range of matters.

Martin Prinsloo, CA(SA), CFE, CITP, CFF

Martin Prinsloo has more than 20 years of experience working with data analytics, accounting systems process reviews, financial auditing and forensic accounting. He has extensive knowledge in the mapping, analysis and reconciliation of transaction databases, advanced data analytics and visualization and forensic accounting investigations. In addition, he utilizes advanced data analytics tools such as Alteryx, […]

Daniel S. Hughes, CPA/CFF, CGMA, CVA

Dan Hughes provides economic damage assessments, forensic investigations and quantifies business interruption insurance claims.

Robert C. Aldir, CPA

For nearly 20 years Robert Aldir has provided auditing, accounting and assurance services, engagement management and litigation support services to publicly traded and privately held companies. His clients include multi-nationals that operate under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and pre-IPO entities. Aldir has developed expertise in internal control reviews and assisting companies in becoming more process-oriented […]

Whitney K. Schiffer, CPA

Whitney Schiffer has provided auditing, accounting, business consulting and litigation support to clients in a variety of industries for more than 25 years. Leader of the firm’s healthcare group, Schiffer’s experience includes the annual audits of hospitals, medical centers, HMOs and third-party administrators. In addition, she conducts forensic investigations, internal audits, corporate retirement plan audits, […]

Richard A. Pollack, CPA, ABV, CFF, ASA, CBA, CFE, CAMS, CIRA, CVA, CGMA

Rich Pollack has served as a litigation consultant, expert witness, court-appointed expert, forensic accountant and forensic investigator for more than 30 years.

Joel Glick, CPA/CFF, CFE, CGMA

Joel Glick focuses his practice on fraud and forensic investigations, economic damages, litigation support, insolvency matters and business consulting. For more than 20 years, his work has spanned a variety of industries and business situations. This diverse experience makes him a valued advisor and strategic financial consultant. Glick is an expert witness in state and […]

Scott M. Bouchner, CMA, CVA, CFE, CIRA

For more than 25 years Scott Bouchner has provided business valuation and litigation support to business owners, lead counsel and state and federal courts.

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Services for Companies

With a wide range of niche practice areas and skilled advisors who can translate the tax code into opportunities for companies, our team helps business owners and management make the most of prospects. From transaction structuring and internal controls to M&A due diligence and real estate advising, we offer creative guidance to help clients meet […]

Business Operations

A focus on business processes and functions can streamline operations and create efficiencies and cost savings. Our advisors have helped companies use robotics, systems and outsourcing to meet their goals.  In addition, our team is adept at conducting analyses that can uncover fraud, identify vulnerabilities and highlight improvable weaknesses before they cause major damage to […]

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We find that accounting engagements evolve over time. As companies evolve, the needs of their owners and management become more complex. Our broad range of services was compiled specifically to meet the needs of expanding companies at all stages of their lifecycles. We work with quickly growing start-ups that need partnership guidance, structuring assistance and […]

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Investigations

Multi-national companies with subsidiaries or agents who have control over purchasing or acquisition of goods and services must be proactive to properly comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Non-compliance with the FCPA can result in criminal charges, fines and penalties, reputational harm and civil liabilities. Our firm works with attorneys and government agencies […]

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Recent News Releases 2012 Berkowitz Pollack Brant Promotes Six to Supervisor Berkowitz Pollack Brant Named One of 50 Best of the Best Firms in US by Inside Public Accounting Berkowitz Pollack Brant Makes Florida Trend’s Best Companies to Work For List Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants Joins PKF North America Six Firm Members Promoted Charlie […]