Whether you're dealing with a troubled company, suspected fraud, commercial, class action or accountant’s malpractice litigation; a criminal investigation; the end of a marriage; the merger, acquisition or sale of a business; or other complex financial situation, the experienced Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support and Valuation Services (FLVS) team at Friedman LLP will help you make a strong case.
Our FLVS professionals bring the expertise you need for the most challenging and time-sensitive situations.
Individuals, families, banks, boards of directors, attorneys, insurance companies, courts, federal and state governments and public and private enterprises have trusted Friedman’s FLVS team over many years for a number of reasons:
Size and scope. Friedman has one of the largest FLVS teams among regional accounting firms. These team members are spread throughout Friedman’s offices in New York, Philadelphia, and North and South Jersey and work on cases across the nation and around the world. When necessary, Friedman’s FLVS professionals draw upon local assistance worldwide from the more than 400 offices of our DFK International affiliates and our offices in Beijing and Shanghai, China.
Expertise. In addition to being CPAs, we are forensic accountants, fraud examiners, former law enforcement agents, and business and intangible asset valuation experts. To best serve our clients’ needs, the FLVS team maintains the following certifications:
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
- Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
- Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)
- Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
- Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP)
- Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)
Experience. Our professionals have been engaged in the investigation and analysis of some of the largest financial fraud cases in history, including In re WorldCom, Inc. Securities Litigation, In re Waste Management, Inc. Securities Litigation, In re Petrobras Securities Litigation, In re Parmalat SpA (also known as Europe’s Enron), and many more. We have been engaged by lawyers around the country, various State Attorney General and United States Attorney offices, the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Tax Court, state court judges, and the SEC.
Proven. Over the years, the IRS, numerous federal and state courts and arbitration panels have scrutinized and accepted our reports and accepted our professionals as expert witnesses.
Defensible mindset. Every client who comes to us has a specific need. We analyze each situation on its own merits to develop the strongest and most defensible professional opinion.
Technology. We use state-of-the-art technology that allows us to sort through vast amounts of information and analyze it in a way that is clear and concise for our clients.
Our firm is also experienced with the financial and tax aspects of business mergers, acquisitions and sales; civil and criminal disputes; divorce; financial fraud; embezzlement and employee theft. We conduct business valuations for a myriad of purposes; determine economic damages and provide bankruptcy, reorganization and restructuring advisory services. For more information about how we can assist you with your merger or acquisition, forensic accounting, litigation or business valuation needs, connect with a member of the FLVS team or contact us.
Friedman’s credentialed professionals deliver a full suite of expertise in all areas of forensic accounting, litigation support and valuation services:
- Money laundering and R.I.C.O. investigations
- Insurance claims and subrogation actions
-Discovery assistance and document control
-Economic damages assessments
-Expert witness services
-Settlement structuring assistance
-Tax analysis and structuring
-Business and intangible asset valuation
- Financial reporting misstatements or fraud
-Internal control evaluations
-Forensic accounting investigations
- U.S. Patriot Act, Bank Secrecy Act, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations