714-505-9000 cpas@hmwccpa.com


Experienced and qualified to provide the technical support you need.

With thousands of clients served since the founding of HMWC in 1968, our real-world experience in auditing, taxation, due diligence, internal controls, and mergers & acquisition transactions sets us apart from the typical population of professional experts. 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
  • Marital Dissolution
  • Post-acquisition accounting & closing issues
  • Product liability
  • Royalty auditing
  • Shareholder/partnership disputes & dissolution’s
  • Trade secrets
  • Unfair business practices
  • Estate, gift and probate
  • Financial restatements
  • Loss of earnings
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Stock options & warrants


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Forensic Accounting

The HMWC team has a background of experience that is highly valuable in forensic accounting matters. Our forensic accountants investigate and assess misappropriation of funds and accounting re-statements, and advise on preventative measures to protect our clients.

Business Valuation

As a business owner, your company, which has taken years of hard work to establish, may represent the majority of your personal net worth. Knowing the true value of your company before you make significant decisions regarding its future can literally save you and/or your heirs thousands of dollars. The HMWC team prepares valuation on companies for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Buy-sell negotiations
  • Succession and estate planning
  • Estate and gift tax purposes
  • Qualified and non-qualified employee stock option plans
  • Estate freezes
  • Stock redemption plans

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

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 familiarity sets us apart from business appraisers who 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 IRS, or a court of law. Contact us today to discuss your forensic and valuation needs.


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