Technology & Software

Forensics & Valuation

Objective analysis based on relevant facts leads to reliable results – whether you need expert testimony, a valuation of a business, or an investigation, our professionals use reliable methodologies and provide credible results.

Forensic accounting, litigation support, valuation services, and more.

Organizations must be nimble to succeed in today’s dynamic environment. Whether you are navigating a business dispute, responding to allegations of fraud, or seeking the value of your business, FORVIS is prepared to provide independent analysis and objective assistance.

Our Forensics & Valuation multidisciplinary team includes forensic accountants, forensic technologists, business valuation professionals, and more. Our diverse professionals offer a broad perspective on the issues you face, along with attention to detail and strong ethical standards. Our Forensics & Valuation team members work closely with other professionals at FORVIS to provide assistance to our clients.

Browse our services below, and let's start a conversation about how we can help.

Dispute Consulting & Litigation Support

We provide a broad range of litigation support services. Our leaders have experience testifying as expert witnesses in state and federal courts, as well as before arbitration panels and other alternative dispute resolution forums. They have been qualified as experts in forensic accounting, damages, business valuation, and other areas.

Complex business disputes are increasingly being resolved by accounting neutrals working alone or as part of a panel. Our practice leaders bring decades of practical business experience to each neutral assignment. Whether you are dealing with a post-acquisition (purchase price) dispute, partnership dispute, or other matter, they will work with the parties to develop a dispute resolution process, fairly evaluate the facts, and render a determination.

Service Offerings

  • Bankruptcy-related litigation
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Business interruption
  • Business valuation disputes
  • Class actions
  • Commercial litigation
  • Construction disputes
  • Dispute resolution services (neutral services)
  • Divorce/domestic matters
  • Intellectual property damages
  • Loss of use
  • Lost profits
  • Partnership/shareholder disputes
  • Personal economic damages
  • Post-acquisition (purchase price) disputes
  • Product liability/negligence
  • Professional liability
  • Tax controversy matters
  • Theft of trade secrets
  • Unfair trade practices
  • Unjust enrichment

Forensic Accounting & Investigations

We regularly conduct investigations on behalf of boards, management teams, and in-house counsel, in connection with allegations of fraud, whistleblower reports, government investigations, or in connection with a bankruptcy. We bring investigative experience, industry knowledge, and subject matter resources, including accounting and SEC financial reporting national office professionals, to each assignment.

We offer a suite of forensic technology capabilities to support our investigations, including digital forensics, electronic document assessment and hosting, and data analytics. We can collect electronically stored information (ESI) from essentially any device including phones, tablets, laptops, and servers, process and analyze the data, and host it for review by third parties. Read More.

Service Offerings

  • Accounting support and reconstruction
  • Bankruptcy examinations
  • Board investigations
  • Financial reporting and accounting fraud
  • Fraud investigations
  • Government regulatory investigations

Valuation Services

Our pros at FORVIS have the depth of experience and relevant education to assess the factors influencing the value of a business enterprise and intangible assets. Our valuation professionals are proficient in fair value (financial reporting), fair market value (tax-based reporting and transactions), and fair value for litigation (such as shareholder disputes). Our professionals adhere to professional standards of business appraisal as promulgated by various oversight bodies, e.g., AICPA, ASA, CFA Institute, and are committed to providing hands-on, high-quality services. The scope of our experience includes the performance of valuation services in a variety of areas.

Our valuation services include business valuation, financial reporting, bank transactions, tax compliance, ESOPs, corporate advisory, complex security valuation, creation and validation of financial models, and intangible asset valuation. Our work is regularly reviewed by global audit firms, bank regulators, and tax authorities. In addition, our professionals have been qualified as experts in business valuation in numerous commercial and domestic litigation matters.

Service Offerings

  • Commercial litigation
  • Divorce/domestic matters
  • Estate and gift tax planning
  • Financial reporting
  • Investment fund financial reporting
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Partnership/shareholder disputes
  • Strategic and transaction planning
  • Succession planning
  • Tax planning and compliance

Fraud Prevention & Detection

Fraud can devastate an organization. The median loss in 2,110 fraud cases examined by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in its 2022 Report to the Nations was $117,000. Our team can evaluate your internal audit procedures and recommend anti-fraud internal controls. If fraud is discovered, we can launch an investigation to help prevent further loss, determine the full extent of the fraud, and prepare you for litigation and recovery.

If you have a case involving some aspect of financial fraud, our certified fraud examiners, forensic accountants, certified computer forensics professionals, and consulting attorneys can help:

  • Provide fraud training
  • Assess policies and procedures
  • Assess fraud risk
  • Perform internal audits of high-risk areas
  • Develop a fraud and ethics hotline

Trusted Advisor

Our qualified professionals at FORVIS have experience in economic damages, business valuations, and investigative services.

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