Litigation Support Services
We build a strong case. Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP has been providing law firms and their clients with litigation consulting and expert witness testimony services for over 40 years. We were the leaders in both the development of these services by CPAs as well as establishing practice guidelines, resources and oversight within our profession. Our practice today continues to build on our stellar reputation for services to clients in the dispute resolution process.
In the courtroom, our firm has distinguished itself by effectively supporting client's positions in difficult legal and regulatory disputes. Within the legal community we have an unexcelled reputation for accuracy and professionalism while effectively presenting the client's case. Because of our success and recognition, we also consult to law firms and are retained by the courts to serve as expert witnesses and special masters in cases involving complex financial matters.
Our litigation services include: valuations of businesses and property; accountings of contract cost and claims; fraud, civil and criminal law; family law; regulated industries and historical analysis; anti-trust analysis; damages analysis involving losses of profits, value, cash flow and revenue, as well as mitigation and restitution; tax analysis; computer consulting; market analysis; and projections.
In family law matters we have been engaged to provide valuation and forensic accounting services. Our services include: marital standard analysis, community/separate property determinations, declarations of income and expense, and asset and liability disclosures. We have a substantial tax and family office practice which allows us to consult on complex tax and financial issues in the dissolution process.
A key element of our practice is the extensive valuation expertise represented in our Valuation Department. Our appraisers include ASAs, CPAs, financial analysts and former investment bankers. This team has extensive experience in a wide range of industries and has provided valuation services for a variety of legal matters in addition to tax and financial reporting purposes.
As in each part of our practice, close client interaction is fundamental to the work of the Litigation Services Group. Whether we are retained as a consultant or an expert in the discovery, trial and/ or post trial phases, this close interaction, together with our broad industry expertise, allows us to develop and execute an effective strategy.
Our Litigation Contacts:
Thomas W. Rimerman, CPA, CFF
Maryan M. Ackley, CPA
Brian M. Kreischer, CPA
Our Valuation Contacts:
Michael C. Knowles, CPA, CFF, ASA
Joseph M. Orlando, ASA