Forensic Accounting & Business Valuation

Forensic Accounting

With thousands of clients served since the founding of HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors in 1968, we have a background of experience that is highly valuable in forensic accounting matters. Our forensic accountants investigate and assess misappropriation of funds, accounting re-statements, as well as advise on preventative measures to protect our clients.

Business Valuations

Business valuations are built on financial statements frequently prepared by CPAs. A business appraiser frequently needs to:

  • Assess the underlying condition of the accounting records
  • Understand the accounting systems used by the subject business
  • Consider the accounting methods applied by management

Also, the best business appraisers apply real world experience gained by working on actual transactions, advising clients during good and bad economic conditions, and handling post-closing issues after a transaction is executed.

Our experience in these areas sets us apart from business appraisers that only apply theoretical models. Having an experienced CPA firm prepare your valuation can be a critical edge in supporting your valuation whether it’s presented to shareholders, partners, employees, the Internal Revenue Service, or a court of law. We can assist you in all aspects of forensic, valuation, and litigation areas including the following:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Interruption
  • Business Valuation
  • Bankruptcy, Liquidation & Reorganization
  • Civil/Criminal Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Copyright, Patent & Trademark Infringement
  • Embezzlement & Fraud
  • Insurance Claims
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Inventory Losses
  • Intangible Assets
  • Marriage Dissolution
  • Post Acquisition Accounting & Closing Issues
  • Product Liability
  • Royalty Auditing
  • Shareholder/Partnership Disputes & Dissolutions
  • Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Business Practices
  • Estate, Gift and Probate
  • Financial Restatements
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Stock Options & Warrants