Guiding You on the Prevention, Detection, and Recovery from Losses, Damages, and Reputational Harm.
Cherry Bekaert provides full spectrum consulting and forensic services in resolving concerns of fraud, claims and disputes in commercial and the public sectors. We work to determine if your organization is a victim of fraud, suffered losses, the extent of loss, damage or harm and guide you through the options for recovery.
Our professionals perform consulting and forensic services in accordance with standards issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”). Under the AICPA Forensic Standards, the ultimate decision regarding the occurrence of fraud is determined by a trier of fact; therefore, a member performing forensic services is prohibited from opining regarding the ultimate conclusion of fraud.
Forensic Accounting Investigations
White-collar crime, whistleblower allegations, fraud, embezzlement and abuse. These adverse events can shake your organization...
Post-acquisition Dispute Consulting Whether you need assistance analyzing purchase price issues, post-due diligence by assessing the...
If you want an early assessment of your claim for potential damages or develop a strategy to identify relevant issues, consult with us before attempting to settle a dispute or file a complaint. The assessment will help you obtain an objective perspective of your economic risk to help you make an informed decision about your matter. We have experience developing damage models in various complex business litigation matters.
When you need an objective yet persuasive argument to be made at deposition or trial, your advisor will be available to provide necessary oral or written testimony. In a clear and concise manner, your forensic advisory services advisor will explain the analysis performed that support our conclusions and expert opinions.
Forensic Accounting Services
If you need help following the money trail involving fraud investigations like employee embezzlement and money laundering, our forensic accountants and certified fraud examiners are available to assist legal counsel throughout an investigation. We can document the chain of custody, catalogue evidence, conduct interviews, prepare reports and provide expert testimony.
If you find yourself in a litigious situation requiring valuations of closely held companies, personal and family ownership interests, and professional practices, our dispute advisory services analysts and services can help you understand the economic attributes of your case. Sometimes, business valuations also demand forensic advisory services to ensure that the financial data used to develop your business valuation is reliable.
From valuing your losses to tracking the claim, the insurance claim process can be complex and time consuming. If you miss one step, your claim could be jeopardized. Having someone with litigation and dispute advisory experience who has completed the insurance claim process many times can help you maximize your claim and stay focused on running your business. Whatever insurance coverage issues come up (e.g., natural disasters, employee theft and embezzlement), Cherry Bekaert can help guide you through the process and reach a reasonable insurance settlement. We can assist you with property damage, business interruption, contingent business interruption and extra-expense claims, forensic advisory services, as well as explain any tax impacts.
Navigating international laws and regulations is difficult and confusing. Working with a multicultural and multilingual team of professionals can make international arbitration easier. Whether you are a law firm, business enterprise, or global Fortune 500 company, we offer forensic and litigation advisory services and expert witness testimony on damages and related issues in a variety of international arbitration settings.
During a shareholder or partnership, dispute counsel may determine that a receiver or financial monitor would provide the court with an objective evaluation of your business’ feasibility to weather the storm and meet obligations. If this happens to you, we can step in to monitor financial activities and prepare informative litigation advisory service reports to the parties and the court. Receivership orders can be drafted to address the issues at hand and provide the receiver with varying levels of authority and powers. In certain cases, we will sell assets or liquidate businesses.