Dispute advisory services, which due to their nature are often provided in a contentious and adversarial environment, require a high degree of professionalism, skill, and experience among the experts involved in such engagements. In complex litigation matters, Brown Smith Wallace Transaction Advisory and Litigation Support (TALS) professionals are engaged as experts and consultants to assess damages, value business interests and intellectual property, assess compliance with accounting and other professional standards, and provide opinions on other matters leveraging our financial expertise. Our professionals have testified in venues located across the United States in both state and federal courts and in front of arbitration panels.
In addition, our experienced and credentialed forensic accountants are specifically trained in fraud and forensics with experience in investigation, detection, and quantification of losses. Our professionals have a proven track record in assisting companies and attorneys with fraud investigations and can help you investigate suspected fraudulent activity.
TALS is a proven partner for attorneys who seek expert perspective on the facts and credible presentations during deposition and trial.
Litigation Support – We provide our litigation support services – working with both plaintiff and defense counsel − in a wide-range of disputes in venues across the U.S. A common, underlying theme typically involves the quantification of the value of a business, asset or income stream for consideration by the trier of fact, such as a judge, jury, or arbitrator. We are hired not only for our knowledge and skill at performing such analysis, but also our ability to credibly testify to our opinions, if necessary.
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Employment Litigation
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Securities Litigation
- Marital Litigation
- Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
- Criminal Litigation
- White Collar Crime
Business Interruption – We provide our services in business interruption matters to quantify the loss in asset value and/or income related to a business shut-down due to a catastrophic event or product contamination. Our business interruption services are critical to creating the appropriate documentation to support a company’s insurance claim or to provide support for an insurance company’s challenge.
Fraud Investigation and Quantification – We provide our services when there is a suspicion by management that fraudulent activity is taking place. Depending upon the nature of the suspected fraud, the investigation may focus either on forensic accounting techniques related to accounting records or on computer forensics related to applicable computer systems and digital storage media.
- Forensic Accounting
- Computer Forensics
Please contact us to learn more about how our skills, insights and experience can meet your organization’s need for dispute advisory services.