Forensic and Valuation Services

At WithumSmith+Brown, we know what it takes to build a winning case. The members of our Forensic and Valuation Services Group have the depth and breadth of experience and expertise to assist you with litigation consulting services, forensic and fraud services, matrimonial matters, bankruptcy and business valuation services. As one of the top litigation support practices in the region, we have assisted attorneys in successfully trying or settling hundreds of cases, providing invaluable assistance to plaintiffs and defendants alike. And just as important, our professionals have the ability to combine technical competency with compassionate understanding.

In matters that require business valuation, damage calculation, or other forensic analysis, our disciplined assessment and measurement of financial damages or losses provides you with an independent and well-documented expert opinion. We employ meticulous forensic accounting techniques to determine lost profit damages, contractual damages, fraud and embezzlement losses, as well as damages due to wrongful death. This same skill set will also accurately determine loss of income due to personal injury, or business interruptions and related financial matters.

Withum’s litigation specialists have an understanding of the courts’ expectations through experience in family court matters, chancery court matters, both federal and state courts of law, and all forums for alternative dispute resolutions. We are frequently appointed by the courts and/or are agreed to by all parties.

Our litigation support professionals have extensive experience assisting individuals as well as corporate clients in all industries, including Construction and Healthcare. We provide expert, specialized assistance in the following areas:

Damage Measurement

  • Lost profit damages
  • Contractual damages
  • Personal injury/loss of income determinations
  • Business interruption damages
  • Fraud and embezzlement losses
  • Insurance claims
  • Professional liability
  • Forensic/investigative accounting

Business Valuations

  • Professional practices
  • Family partnerships
  • Closely-held corporations
  • Shareholder/partner disputes
  • Estate and gift tax valuations
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Liquidations and sales
  • Business interruptions
  • Forensic/investigative accounting

Divorce Support

  • Assistance in discovery
  • Case information statement preparation
  • Marital estate determinations
  • Exempt asset tracing and documentation
  • Business valuations
  • Cash flow evaluations
  • Net disposable income determinations
  • Mediation and early settlement services
  • Strategic tax planning
  • Forensic/investigative accounting

Estate and Trust Matters

  • Estate asset and liability determinations
  • Estate and gift tax valuations
  • Estate/inheritance tax returns
  • Fiduciary income tax returns
  • Gift programs
  • Post-mortem estate planning
  • Elections to defer estate taxes
  • Estate and trust accountings

Income Tax Matters

  • IRS, state and local audits
  • Alleged tax fraud or tax evasion
  • Appeals and tax court matters
  • Tax return preparation
  • Tax analysis of complex financial transactions
  • IRC 104(a)(2) tort damage exclusions

Trial Services

  • Expert testimony and written reports
  • Cross examination and related assistance
  • Financial report preparation
  • Analysis and critique of adversary’s report
  • Financial exhibits and other visual aids
  • Discovery, interrogatories and depositions
  • Analysis of financial strengths and weaknesses of opposition
  • Forensic/investigative accounting
  • Settlement and mediation conferences
  • Appeal consultations on financial matters
  • Review of financial documents

Insolvency and Restructuring Advisory

  • Distressed valuations
  • Forensic examinations
  • Due diligence
  • Cash flow and financial forecast/modeling
  • Solvency and liquidation analysis
  • Tax compliance and attribute planning
  • Bankruptcy planning and advisory
  • Preferential payment analysis/defense

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Accreditation

Members of our Litigation Services Group include CPAs who are accredited in:
  • Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Certified Valuation Analysts (CVA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE)
  • Certified Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Diplomates of the American Board of Forensic Accounting (DABFA)
  • Personal Financial Specialists (PFS)
  • Certified Financial Plann2016-cle_hot-topicsers (CFP®)
  • Certified Specialists in Estate Planning (CSEP)
  • Certified Information Technology Professionals (CITP)
  • Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)

They have represented both plaintiffs and defendants and are frequently court-appointed throughout New Jersey and/or agreed upon by the parties and their counsel.
New Jersey Law Journal - The Best of 2013 Withum placed in the Top 3 in five categories in New Jersey Law Journal’s 2013 Reader Rankings:
  • Gold “Best Litigation Accounting Firm”
  • Gold ”Best Forensic Accounting Firm”
  • Gold “Best Business Accounting Firm”
  • Silver “Best Matrimonial Financial Expert”
  • Bronze “Best Economic Damages Accounting Firm”

Our Team

Thomas J. Hoberman
Thomas J. Hoberman
William J. Morrison
William J. Morrison
Thomas J. Reck
Thomas J. Reck
Nicole Lyons
Nicole Lyons
Carleen J. Gaskin
Carleen J. Gaskin
The information contained herein is not necessarily all inclusive, does not constitute legal or any other advice, and should not be relied upon without first consulting with appropriate qualified professionals.