CPAs are often called upon as expert witnesses in court cases due to their experience, training, or knowledge.
We at Lara and Weidman, are not only able to evaluate and analyze financial data related to matters being litigated, but are able to assist attorneys in every aspect of the litigation process, including:
- Providing assistance in development of discovery requests
- Determination of value or damages
- Preparation and delivery of expert testimony
- Critiquing opposing expert’s report
- Assisting in preparation of deposition and cross examination questions
- Preparation of trial exhibits Assisting in the mediation procedures
Several members of our firm are experienced in providing litigation support in the following areas:
Lara and Weidman is recognized by divorce attorneys as specialists in business valuation and litigation support services. The firm’s combined technical abilities are utilized to unravel even the most complicated financial issues. Our forensic accounting techniques help identify hidden assets and assist in the preparation of lifestyle analyses to support our expert witness testimony.
Our ability to excel on the witness stand and effectively defend the sound principals utilized in our business valuations and litigation testimony qualify us as the most desirable professional for your engagement.
DISRUPTION OF BUSINESS/ECONOMIC LOSS
Companies may require forensic accounting and litigation support to establish damages incurred during the course of business. Examples of this would be the reconstruction of records in the event of a natural disaster such as fires, tornados, or hurricanes. Economic damages can also occur in eminent domain or personal injury cases.
Lara and Weidman’s expertise in reconstructing records and developing sound future loss projections have consistently produced favorable results for our clients.
In many cases, shareholder disputes arise from surmountable issues. However, due to the proximity of dispute to the individuals involved, third parties must often be brought in to mediate and provide resolution. At Lara and Weidman, our familiarity with our clients, as well as the objectivity we have demonstrated over the years, has earned us the respect of not only our clients, but attorneys as well. Therefore, we are often sought to provide assistance in the mediation process.