Accounting Defense

Accounting Defense 

As professionals, our licenses and reputations are essential to our livelihoods. If you’ve been accused by a client or a government body of negligence or misconduct in connection with financial reporting, audit, or other accounting services, you need a vigorous defense to protect your reputation and license, and to challenge any fee, penalty, or other punishment. Accounting malpractice allegations can arise in several situations including in securities offerings, tax advice, erroneous tax return preparation, and failures to detect embezzlement or fraud.

Our team carries deep experience and knowledge in financial reporting and accounting standards. It includes several dual-credentialed attorney-CPAs, tax litigation attorneys with government backgrounds, as well as attorneys with forensic and fraud accounting backgrounds. Combined with our experience in courtrooms, arbitrations, and administrative law hearings, we are prepared to take on any accountant defense matter, including common law actions, securities actions, and arbitrations, as well state or federal agency investigations, the PCAOB, and state accounting board investigations.

Freeman is well-suited to defend accountants and accounting firms.  We are:

  • Recognized and Sophisticated
    We are a sophisticated boutique trial firm, hyper-focused on advancing our clients’ litigation interests in litigation. Our trial attorneys have been recognized nationally and internationally, including being named to U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers in America list, Super Lawyers, and recognized by Chambers & Partners as among the leading attorneys in the United States, as well as recognized as the “Leading Tax Controversy Litigation Attorney of the Year” for the State of Texas.
  • Multi-Disciplinary and Qualified
    Our litigation attorneys include former government trial attorneys, former law clerks to federal judges, law professors, and dual-credentialed CPAs with deep experience in complex financial reporting, accounting, and fraud. Nearly one-third of our attorneys serve as law professors at tier-one law schools.
  • Freeman is a “Go-To” Litigation Firm—Trial Counsel for the Cases that Count
     Our trial attorneys are versed in accountant-related litigation. Indeed, they even serve as experts in accounting disputes. They are trial-ready and battle-tested; we’re ready when you are.
  • We Try Cases – We Win Cases
     We are committed to delivering world-class counsel in the courtroom using bold, tactical, state-of-the-art approaches to litigation. Our attorneys bring big-firm talent, think-tank intellect, and analytical precision.
  • Strategic
    Our experienced litigators employ creative, trial-tested strategies that position clients for courtroom success. We craft detailed strategies and trial plans designed to convey the most impactful, psychologically moving themes and storylines—moving juries to action.
  • Clear and Focused
    We are client-focused problem solvers. Tireless advocates that work best under pressure, we are committed for the long haul, and relentless in our pursuit of justice. Our award-winning attorneys make the complex clear, bringing the issues and facts into focus with perspective and clarity.
  • Legal acumen
    Our attorneys bring big-firm talent and backgrounds, think-tank intellect, and analytical precision. Our trial attorneys are not only skilled advocates, they are steeped in substantive expertise gained from years of experience in the trenches.
  • Driven
    Our firm’s founding principles and vision of exceptionalism permeate throughout our litigation and trial practice. We are driven by uncompromising attention to detail and a desire to exceed expectations.
  • Ready for the Moments that Matter
    Every Freeman attorney participates in the firm’s Trial College, a rigorous training program focused on trial advocacy and procedure. Our attorneys are experienced, trial-honed, and ready for the moments that matter.

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