Forensic and Litigation Support

When faced with the complexity of a litigation, you can depend on our independent analysis, damage quantification and credible expert testimony to achieve a fair, objective and credible outcome. Our services include:

  • Financial analysis for legal strategies in contemplation of litigation
  • Assessing the underlying facts and issues and determining the potential heads of damage to consider in drafting pleadings
  • Delivering expert reports outlining the financial issues, our analysis and conclusions in regard to the financial loss
  • Critiquing opposing experts’ reports and preparing reply reports
  • Drafting lines of questioning for examination for discovery, examination-in-chief, and/or the cross-examination of witnesses and experts
  • Providing expert witness testimony and advising in mediation and arbitrations
  • Organizing analyses for settlement discussions and offers from a financial perspective
1. Commercial Litigation

Our expertise and well-reasoned, independent advice will support you through every stage of commercial litigation, negotiation, civil proceedings, alternative dispute resolution, mediation or arbitration. We address complex issues in legal matters, to name a few:

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Misrepresentation and negligence claims
  • Shareholder, partner and employer-employee disputes
  • Director and/or officer liability
  • Professional liability
  • Product liability
  • Construction and franchise disputes
  • Purchase price adjustments
  • Banking and financing litigation including secured/unsecured enforcement and recovery, multi-party creditor disputes, asset recovery and tracing,
  • Class action
2. Forensic Investigations

We offer a highly-specialized approach to ensure our research and investigations are fair and objective for all parties involved. Our reports help safeguard personal and/or corporate assets and their reputation, prevent recurrences and arrive at a resolution with little disruption to the regular flow of business. Our expertise includes:

  • Forensic accounting
  • Complex financial analysis and tracing of funds
  • Investigative due diligence
  • Fraud prevention, risk assessment and assessment of internal controls
3. Family Law

We work closely with family law lawyers seeking expert advice on the financial aspects of family law. We deliver clear and objective analyses and conclusions based on independent and well-reasoned evidence to support the following areas:

  • Business valuations
  • Net family property calculations and settlement solutions for equalization claims
  • Tracing of assets claimed to be excluded from equalization
  • Assistance in structuring and financing equalization settlements
  • Forensic accounting
  • Income calculations for spousal and child support obligations
4. Insurance Claims

When unexpected events impact your business, we ensure that monetary recoveries align with the applicable insurance policies. We account for any business interruption loss and identify the financial issues involved to quantify past and future lost profits.

5. Expropriations

Expropriations can result in claims before the court or an administrative body appointed by the governing legislation. We will support you through this process in the following areas:

  • Quantification of damages attributable to disturbance
  • Special difficulties/costs in relocation
  • Cost of finding alternative premises
  • Mitigation of loss and assistance with settlement negotiations.

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