Forensic Accounting and Investigations Attorneys
Clients and businesses today face evolving legal challenges across the globe. Government enforcement actions, whistleblowers, and rogue employees present more prominent and serious legal risks than ever. Freeman Law provides trusted and insightful counsel that is ready to meet our clients’ most complex and pressing challenges.
Accounting Investigations Lawyer
With our unique blend of legal, accounting, and technological skills, Freeman Law offers an array of forensic and investigative tools. From internal investigations into suspected embezzlement, fraud, or white-collar criminal activity, to international asset tracing, we provide experienced legal counsel—and innovative solutions. We meld our unique trial and white-collar experience with our accounting and financial background to provide comprehensive representation.
Forensic Financial Investigations
Freeman Law represents clients in matters involving allegations of, or suspected, money laundering; fraudulent conveyances; and complex trust, nominee, and shell-company arrangements. We represent clients with respect to matters involving asset tracing, bank secrecy jurisdiction activities, complex financial analysis and reporting issues, securities reporting and fraud, and cyber issues, such as computer intrusions, hacking, and invasion of privacy. We also represent clients in matters involving potential sanctions, bribery and corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) statutes and regulations.
Forensic Accounting And Investigation Services Dallas, Fort Worth
Our representations often involve internal investigations, which require integrity and a comprehensive approach—they also require judgment and discretion. Investigations frequently involve interaction with the IRS, SEC, Department of Justice or other governmental bodies. Freeman Law provides counsel with the experience and skillsets to navigate the subtle and nuanced risks posed by such interactions.
Forensic Accounting and Investigations FAQs
Q: What is a Forensic Accounting Investigation?
A: Forensic accounting utilizes auditing, accounting, and investigative skills to conduct an examination into the finances of a business or individual. Forensic accounting is frequently used in and fraud cases to explain the nature of a financial crime in court.
Q: What do Forensic Accountants Look for?
A: Forensic accountants examine data to determine where missing money has gone and how to recover it. They may also present reports of their financial findings as evidence during hearings, where they often testify as expert witnesses.
Q: Who Needs Forensic Accounting?
A: An investigation can uncover if an employee is stealing, financial statements are being defrauded, a person or business' identity has been stolen, insurance fraud has arisen or other criminals or unethical acts have occurred. A forensic accountant may look for hidden assets.
Q: What Types of Legal Proceedings Might use a Forensic Accountant?
Some of the types of litigation cases where the forensic accountant can be of assistance include shareholder/partner disputes, matrimonial dissolutions, lost profits and damage calculations, breach of contract, white-collar criminal investigations, breach of fiduciary duty, estate litigation, and the bankruptcy arena.
Q: What Types of Court Cases Might use a Forensic Accountant?
A: A forensic accountant is skilled in dispute resolution, including embezzlement and divorce cases. Evaluating a spouse's personal and business statements.
Tracing assets, debts, income.
- Determining the value of concealed assets.
- Ensuring equitable distribution.
- Helping with divorce negotiations.