Category: Forensics

Forensics

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, […]

Exposing Financial Statement Fraud by Richard Pollack, CPA


Posted on August 17, 2021 by Richard Pollack

It has been almost 20 years to the day that one of the country’s largest publicly traded companies filed for bankruptcy protection amid what continues to be cited as one of the largest accounting frauds in history. However, since the collapse of Enron and subsequent enactment of legislation to prevent similar scandals, corporate fraud and […]

Suez Canal No Longer Blocked, But Are Damages Incurred from Supply Chain Disruptions Recoverable? by Richard Fechter, JD, CAMS, CFE


Posted on April 15, 2021 by Richard Fechter

The 1,312-foot Ever Given container ship wedged across the Suez Canal for six days in late March upended global trade and created a bottleneck of nearly 400 vessels unable to meet their contractual delivery obligations. Today, even as ships pass freely through the critical waterway that carries 12 percent of the world’s trade volume, businesses […]

Companies Gain Legal Ground in COVID-Related Business Interruption Insurance Claims by Daniel Hughes, CPA/CFF, CGMA, CVA


Posted on December 22, 2020 by Daniel Hughes

It has been nine months since millions of businesses were forced to shut down due to COVID-19 only to learn that their insurers would not payout claims for business interruption losses. While the courts have dismissed a significant number of legal actions filed by policyholders against insurers for breach of contract, it appears the tides […]

Protecting PPP Loan Recipients from Civil and Criminal Investigations by Richard Fechter, JD, CAMS, CFE


Posted on November 23, 2020 by Richard Fechter

As millions of business owners and independent contractors seek forgiveness of much-needed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans they received in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are surprised to find themselves the subject of fraud investigations by the federal government. Last week, the Justice Department announced it already has publicly charged more than 80 […]

Legal Services of Greater Miami Celebrates Pro Bono Volunteers


Posted on October 29, 2020

Miami, Fl. — On October 29, 2020, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (Legal Services) recognized the volunteer services of over 340 attorneys and professional partners at its 2020 Pro Bono Celebration. The virtual event honored the pro bono volunteers who made extraordinary contributions throughout the year and during COVID-19. Pro bono volunteers took on […]