Commercial Litigation
Support Services

Helping Clients Get Back to Business

Cherry Bekaert provides assistance through all phases of litigation from preliminary fact-finding to expert testimony. A keen understanding of financial, management and business valuation issues strengthen the merits of any business litigation matter, as well as the possibility of a successful resolution.

Our Litigation Support professionals include CPAs certified in financial forensics, valuation experts holding ASA, CFA, ABV and CVA credentials and other specialty certifications such as certified fraud examiners, who use their accounting, business valuation and investigatory skills to assist with complex business litigation matters. These professional credentials are recognized by the courts and our credibility has routinely withstood challenges from opposing counsel.

We strive to simplify the complexities of the litigation process with clear understandable expert reports, trial exhibits and expert testimony. Cherry Bekaert’s Litigation Support professionals use document control software which provides a streamlined method for categorizing documents, easy retrieval, Bate stamping and the ability to share documents with counsel and clients.

We have measured the financial consequences in a wide range of matters including, but not limited to:

  • Breach of contract
  • Personal injury
  • Employment litigation
  • Embezzlement and white-collar crime
  • Patent, trade name infringement
  • Product liability
  • Insurance claim analysis and quantification
  • Shareholder disputes

Even before a complaint is filed, many legal teams call upon us to provide an early assessment of potential damages and to identify relevant valuation issues that can assist counsel in drafting the damages portion of its complaint. We also assist counsel during the discovery process by identifying relevant documents to be produced by the parties and formulating questions to be answered in interrogatories and depositions.

We provide our litigation support and forensic accounting services to interested parties in a variety of venues, including:

  • Plaintiff or defense
  • Receivers
  • Debtors and trustees in bankruptcy matters
  • Court appointments as monitor or receiver
  • Alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration and mediation

Our litigation support practitioners can call on firm-wide resources to address many industry-specific complexities. The firm has expertise in the following areas:

  • Real estate & construction claims
  • Governmental entities & government contractors
  • Manufacturing & distribution
  • Education & not-for-profits
  • Financial services
  • Healthcare
  • Technology & life science
  • Specialty tax matters
  • Corporate investigations
  • Developing financial models
  • Reconstruction of accounting books and records