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Forensic, Valuation and Litigation

Simplify complex legal matters with the help of our forensic, valuation and litigation professionals.

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In the background as investigators and analysts, or on the front lines delivering expert testimony, we have worked with attorneys and clients on cases ranging from business valuations and disputes to fraud investigations and family law matters. These are multifaceted engagements that demand the right kind of expertise. We take the time to understand each case, and provide careful assistance throughout the process.

Litigation and Dispute

When commercial disputes arise, business owners need to distill complex issues and quantify the economic impact of the allegations in a manner that is presentable and understandable to a judge or jury. Our forensic professionals assist litigants and their legal counsel in variety of disputes, including:

  • Breach of Contract / Lost Profits & Loss of Business Value
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Business Interruption Claims
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Professional Malpractice Defense
Fraud and Forensics

A staggering number of businesses, both for profit and not-for-profit, have been victimized by fraud. In addition to the obvious financial loss, organizations face reputational damage, value erosion, brand damage and personal embarrassment. Our team of trained and experienced forensic professionals can deliver the fraud and forensic services your organization requires, including:

Investigation Services

  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Embezzlement
  • Employee Fraud/Asset Misappropriation
  • Financial Reporting Fraud
  • Forensic Dispute Services
  • Money Laundering
  • Suspicious Transactions
  • White Collar Crime
  • Whistleblower Allegations

Corporate compliance, Anti-fraud Services

  • Ethical Policies and Training
  • Fraud Risk Management Policy Implementation
  • Internal Control Assessments, Monitoring and Improvements

A valuation requires an intricate combination of financial analysis and opinion, combined with facts and professional judgment. Our valuation professionals are equipped with the expertise and resources needed to provide a credible, cost-effective and pragmatic valuation of a business enterprise, an ownership interest, or a business’ underlying assets. We have the industry knowledge to understand how key trends impact value, and an understanding of the legal, tax and regulatory environments.

Our team of valuation professionals provides valuation services for different purposes, such as:

  • Valuation for Tax Purposes – Planning, Reporting and Compliance
  • Business Combinations 
  • Goodwill and Intangible Asset Impairment
  • Intellectual Property and Intangible Asset Transactions
  • Shareholder and Succession Planning
  • Strategic and Transaction Planning
  • Collateral or Secured Financings or Refinancing
  • Litigation-Related Matters
  • Business Modeling and Analytics
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Credentials and Awards

Team members in forensic, valuation and litigation have attained several industry designations and awards, including:

  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • Juris Doctor Degree (JD)
  • Winner in Business Accounting Partner category on Missouri Lawyers Media Reader Rankings List
  • Top Three Partner in Forensic Accounting on Missouri Lawyers Media Reader Rankings List
    MO Reader Ranking Award

Success Stories

Analyzed Damages Sustained by a Distributor in RICO Act Violation

Analyze damages sustained by a distributor as a result of alleged acts by an international manufacturer constituting a pattern of racketeering in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO Act”). Venue – U.S. District Court – Southern District of Illinois

Assessed Damages Incurred by a Wholesaler as a Result of a Missouri Franchise Act Violation

Analyze financial records and assess damages incurred by a wholesaler of wine and spirits as a result of a violation of the Missouri Franchise Act by a major manufacturer of wine. Venue: U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Missouri

Determined Damages Incurred as a Result of Patent Infringement

Review financial records and determine damages incurred by a manufacturer of vinyl, plastic and rubber products as a result of an infringement on a its patent by another manufacturer. Venue: U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Missouri

Calculated Economic Loss Sustained Resulting From Wrongful Death

Review financial records and calculate economic losses sustained resulting from the wrongful death of a local news reporter/radio host. Venue: State Court – St. Louis County, MO

Determined Damages From Theft of Intellectual Property

Determine economic damages resulting from the theft of intellectual property by a former employee of a high-tech manufacturing company who used the stolen intellectual property to compete against the company by making, distributing and selling “knockoff” products. Venue: State Court – Missouri 20th Judicial

Analyzed Business Records in Medical Malpractice Matter Stemming from Death of Olympic Gold Medalist

Analysis of detailed business records alleging loss of business income in medical malpractice matter stemming from death of Olympic track and field multiple gold medalist. Venue: Municipal Court – City of St. Louis, MO

Completed Examination of Financial Records in $300 Million Ponzi Scheme

Detailed examination of financial records of 72 business entities located in Vancouver, B.C. and Calgary, Alberta to determine financial net worth of defendant in class action matter in connection with alleged $300 million Ponzi scheme involving resale of international lottery tickets. Venue: State Court – Madison County, IL

Discovered Indicators of Financial Fraud on Major Light Rail Construction Project

Comprehensive analysis of all financial documents relating to a major construction project to determine additional costs incurred by plaintiff arising from the alleged breach of construction contract. Analysis of detailed financial and operating records of construction consortium to form an opinion as to the existence of the indicators of financial fraud on a major light rail construction project. Venue: State Court – St. Louis County, MO

Performed Detailed Examination of Expense Reports Related to Alleged Personal Use of Corporate Credit Cards

Detailed examination of the expense reports of the office manager of a local subsidiary of an international manufacturing company related to the alleged personal use of corporate credit cards for a seven-year period.

Valuation of the U.S. Subsidiaries of an International Holding Company

Valuation of the U.S. subsidiaries of an international holding company to facilitate a sale for purposes of personal estate and financial planning for a member of the British House of Lords.

Conducted Historical Analysis of Trading Data in Valuation of a Seat on the New York Stock Exchange

Conduct historical analysis of trading data, examination of current trends and underlying fundamentals in the valuation of a seat on the New York Stock Exchange.

Analyzed Average Trading Volume for Purposes of Valuation of Stock Held by Estate of Deceased Shareholder

Detailed analysis of average trading volume of thinly traded public stock for purposes of valuation of the stock held by estate of deceased shareholder under a dribble out methodology for federal estate tax purposes.

Analyzed Financial and Inception Records for Trial in United States Tax Court

Analysis of financial and inception records in connection with the valuation of an interest in a family limited partnership in preparation for trial in United States Tax Court.

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