Kanter & Associates PA, CPAs has the knowledge and training to examine financial data to uncover and explain who did what and why.
“Forensic accounting is the art and science of investigating people and money.”
At Kanter & Associates PA, CPAs, our practice makes complex financial accounting and business concepts clear and easy to understand. Our professionals have the experience, expertise, and credibility to effectively communicate findings to clients, attorneys, courts, arbitrators and mediators. We understand our clients' needs and know how essential effective and timely communication is during the litigation process, with services including:
- Forensic Accounting
- Fraud Examination
- Financial Investigations
- Expert Testimony and Litigation Consulting
- Economic Damages
We bring business and legal acumen to the litigation process, providing attorneys and clients with financial and investigative expertise. As a result, leading law firms have turned to Kanter & Associates Forensic Services to testify in state and federal courts.
Our Forensic Services practice has experience assisting counsel and their clients in all phases of litigation from discovery through trial, as well as alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
How Kanter & Associates PA, CPAs Can Help
Working with Counsel and Clients
To assist in the evaluation of the cost/benefit of potential litigation at the onset of an engagement, we provide counsel with an early assessment of potential damages, as well as, aid in determining the key documents and other information to request. Throughout the case, we will continue to support counsel, define the business issues of the matter, and investigate the facts. We also provide support for the deposition of key fact witnesses and opposing experts. In addition, we critique and analyze opposing expert reports as well as economic damage calculations.
In addition to serving as expert witnesses, our professionals also perform fraud investigations and may serve as trustees, monitors and receivers.
Key Components of a Fraud Investigation
Legal counsel requires experienced investigators to help build a compelling case by:
- Examining and Analyzing Relevant Business Records.
- Reconstructing Books and Records.
- Interviewing Parties to Determine what has Occurred.
- Quantifying the Financial Impact.
Scope of Services
Kanter & Associates’ Forensic Services practice regularly prepares and presents demonstrative evidence in settlement negotiations, mediation, arbitration proceedings, as well as at trial. Our investigations have included the tracing of assets, matters involving theft, embezzlement, and accounting irregularities.
Our forensic and litigation consulting services include matters involving:
- Asset Identification, Tracing, and Recovery
- Asset Misappropriation
- Breach of Contract and/or Fiduciary Duty
- Business Valuation
- Construction Fraud
- Corporate and Partnership Dissolutions
- Court Appointments as Receiverships & Monitorships
- Deposition Preparation
- Digital Forensics
- Economic Damages
- Fidelity Bond and Other Insurance Claims
- Financial and Fraud Investigations
- Financial Reporting and Securities Fraud
- Franchise Disputes
- Fraudulent Conveyances
- Internal and White-Collar Investigations
- Piercing the Corporate Veil Investigations
- Professional Liability
- Purchase Price Disputes
- Shareholder Disputes
- Tax Controversies
- Witness Background Research
“The Kanter & Associates team was instrumental in setting up and leveraging our clients’ claims in litigation crossing multiple cases involving the same parties. Brad’s reporting and key deposition testimony in the shareholder derivative component of the cases was critically important in achieving significant concessions from the other side in advance of a major evidentiary hearing on injunction and appointment of receiver requests.
Brad’s testimony was so compelling that our opposing counsel actually proposed to use Brad and his team to serve as the company’s CPA going forward and to conduct a retrospective accounting of the company’s finances and reporting as a compromise alternative to the appointment of a costly receiver. The Kanter team not only got us incredible ammunition to push our position forward, which led to outstanding results, but did so in an easy-to-manage and collaborative process on a time and cost efficient basis and under tight time constraints.
I highly recommend the Kanter team for litigation support and expert services in the field. Brad’s strategic mindset and broad skill set are a smart match for complex cases that involve many moving parts. For example, in our case, Brad undertook fraud examiner/auditing duties as well as business valuation issues. Having Kanter serve this dual role not only kept the cost to our client down, but it also helped us avoid mis-steps in each expert category because both areas were game-planned together.”
“I am a local attorney who has practiced law for approximately 41 years. have had the privilege of using the Kanter & Associates, PA, CPA's as forensic experts in civil litigation, including dissolution of marriage and fraud/embezzlement. I would unconditionally refer them.
In a recent divorce case concerning a client who enjoyed a very substantial annual income, including bonuses, we used Kanter & Associates to prepare an expert analysis and report concerning the unsustainability of the current level of temporary alimony. Brad Kanter testified at the trial. We were able to obtain a satisfactory ruling from the Court.
We also recently represented a client who, as an officer and director of a local homeowner's association, was falsely accused of embezzlement. With Brad Kanter's forensic review of all of the Association's bank accounts, we were able to convince law enforcement and the Association that she was innocent of any wrongdoing. This is remarkable given that opposing counsel, who is very experienced in these matters, alleged that it was the worst case of embezzlement that he had ever seen in his practice.
I will use Kanter & Associates in the future for any of my forensic CPA needs.”