Category: Forensics

Forensics

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


Posted on September 07, 2022 by Scott Bouchner

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, […]

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


Posted on August 17, 2022 by Joel Glick

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


Posted on July 12, 2022 by Joel Glick

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


Posted on April 25, 2022 by Joel Glick

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 […]

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


Posted on September 22, 2021 by Richard Pollack

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, […]