Forensic/Investigative and Litigation Support Services

Forensic Details

Our firm, Denburg & Low, PA, is a certified public accounting firm with extensive experience in providing special investigative services and litigation support which go well beyond the normal scope of forensic accounting or special examination services typically provided by CPA firms. It has become a major industry specialization for us. We have offices in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. Our staff size is large enough to meet our clients’ needs, yet small enough to deliver fast, responsive service.

Representative Clients

The following is a representative list of recognizable clients for whom we have provided investigative/forensic related services:
NBC News with Tom Brokaw
Financial analysis of President and Mrs. Clinton’s tax returns and financial history

Analysis of tax aspects of Whitewater transaction

Analysis of House Ways and Means Committee’s flat tax proposal

Newsday News Organization

Investigation of an Iranian controlled US non-profit organization owning large US real estate projects

CNN

Consultation regarding Bishop Trust news feature – Hawaiian non-profit organization

General Electric

Economic loss/Litigation support engagement

Mitsubishi Corporation

Forensic accounting engagement

Major Japanese Conglomerate

Special investigation which determined the ownership group of a competing company included officers of their own US subsidiary

Large US REIT

Investigation to identify irregularities involving construction funding of a $250 million real estate project in Florida

Reconstruction of accounting records for the $250 million real estate project

Investigation of propriety of $4 million in legal fee charges from various large mid-western law firms

Investigation of propriety of $1 million in IPO printing charges from large Chicago printing company

International Pension Advisor

Special investigative work – confidential

Resolution Trust Corporation

Evaluation of real estate collateral securing loans that were pledged

Reconstruction of pension plan records for a failed financial institution

Evaluation of appraisals of real estate

Maryland Deposit Insurance Fund Corporation

During savings and loan crisis, reconstruction of savings and loans records including loan and real estate portfolios to determine value of failed financial institution for an eventual sale

Investigation of savings and loan executives

Representative law firms who have engaged our services for litigation support

Baker & Hostetler, Washington DC

Covington & Burling, Washington DC

Zuckerman, Spaeder, Goldstein, Taylor & Kolker LLP, Washington DC

McEwen, Gisvold, Raskin, Carter & Streinz, Portland OR

Stein, Mitchell & Mezines, Washington, DC

Steptoe & Johnson, Washington, DC

 

Scope of Expertise

Litigation support services

  • Expert witness
  • Discovery planning and support

Forensic and investigative accounting

  • Specialized financial examinations
  • Examinations for errors and irregularities
  • Reconstruction of records
  • Asset tracing
  • Legal audits
  • Due diligence investigations

Fraud

  • Prevention
  • Detection
  • Investigation

Valuation of –

  • Business
  • Pensions
  • Intangibles

Computation of –

  • Contract damages
  • Economic damages
  • Employment discrimination damages
  • Lost profits
  • Lost earnings
  • Lost value
  • Lost cash flow
  • Mitigation
  • Restitution
  • Wrongful death damages

Punitive damage studies

Tax issues and analysis, including

  • Tax basis
  • Cost allocation
  • Treatment of specific transactions

Marital dissolution

  • Assessment
  • Analysis
  • Asset tracing
  • Business & future earnings valuation

Contract cost and claims analysis

Accounting and auditing

  • Financial audits
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Accounting malpractice
  • Historical results analysis
  • Legal audits

Insurance claims

  • Business interruption
  • Claims assessment and analysis


 Function of Services

Issue identification

Locating other experts

Fact finding, including

  • Asset searches
  • System reviews
  • Interviewing of witnesses
  • Due diligence
  • Research

Analysis, including

  • Investigative accounting
  • Computer modeling
  • Statistical
  • Actuarial

Discovery assistance

Settlement assistance

Expert testimony

Trial and deposition assistance

Post trial support (ex. Accounting, funds support)

Negotiations

Arbitration

Mediation

Training

Case evaluation

 

 

Examination Efficiencies

We rely heavily on the use of specialized software programs to assist in making our investigation/examination process as efficient as possible. Analytical review, statistical sampling and number crunching are greatly simplified. Our software programs are linked saving numerous redundant input hours. We have realized significant time and cost savings by streamlining our examination process while enhancing our quality controls.

A brief biographical sketch:

Jay L. Denburg specializes in litigation support and forensic/investigative accounting services. Mr. Denburg has extensive experience in contractual compliance matters, specialized examinations involving errors and irregularities, records reconstruction, computer data/software recovery and management systems consulting.

More Useful Link