A commitment to integrity and objectivity.

REDW has provided consulting and testifying experts in hundreds of legal proceedings. Our highly experienced and credentialed professionals help clients understand complex financial and valuation issues in such cases as contract disputes, marital dissolutions, insurance claims, fraud examinations, shareholder or partner disputes, bankruptcy proceedings, business valuation matters, and more.

Our team’s role in providing litigation support includes:

  • Consultation regarding case evaluation and discovery
  • Examining accounting and financial documents
  • Performing financial and economic analysis
  • Preparing expert witness reports
  • Providing expert witness testimony at deposition and trial
  • Assisting in mediation, arbitration, and negotiation settings

For more information, please contact Ed Street or Tim Tribe

FORENSIC SERVICES

Litigation Support
Fraud Examination
Insurance Support

Litigation Support

Our seasoned professionals provide litigation support and financial forensic services in connection with commercial litigation, marital dissolution, bankruptcy, and criminal proceedings on behalf of either plaintiffs or defense attorneys; as neutral experts; as Receivers and Special Masters assigned by the court; or as experts for both law enforcement and civil arms of government agencies.

The many and varied types of cases for which we have served as consultants and expert witnesses include:

  • Economic Damages
    • Business lost profits
    • Personal injury wage losses
    • Wrongful death income losses
    • Commercial litigation
    • Employment disputes
    • Intellectual property
  • Fraud
    • Loss calculations
    • Presence of fraud patterns in evidence
    • Analyzing movements and uses of cash and property
  • Insurance Defense
    • Business interruption
    • Financial condition analysis
    • Catastrophe losses and other expenses
    • Other issues noted at Insurance Support
  • Divorce
    • Asset concealment
    • Asset tracing
    • Analysis and valuation of community business assets
    • Wasting of community assets

REDW’s litigation support services are prepared and conducted in conformity with all applicable professional standards and are regularly submitted to, and withstand, the scrutiny of federal and state courts, arbitrators, trustees, and mediators.

Fraud Examination

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) estimates organizations lose 5% of their gross revenue to fraud, waste, and abuse annually. Fraud takes many forms, but generally falls into three categories:

  • Asset misappropriation – theft of cash, inventory, or other organization assets
  • Corruption – use of a position of power to obtain bribes or other inappropriate income or benefits
  • Financial statement fraud –  intentional manipulation of financial reporting to carry out fraudulent schemes

REDW has a significant history of performing thorough analyses of indicators and allegations of fraud for both private and government organizations.  We respect client concerns and conduct examinations in a discreet manner to minimize the disruption of operations.

Our professional staff have obtained specialized training and credentials, including:

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) specialty designation awarded by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA) granted by the Institute for Internal Controls

We are prepared to address a variety of potential fraud schemes, provide your organization with direction on strengthening controls, and support your efforts to pursue criminal and civil remedies.

Insurance Support

REDW professionals have decades of experience helping insurance carriers, adjusters and attorneys analyze insurance claims and related actions. Our experience and service offerings cover:

  • Business interruption
  • Extra expense
  • Financial condition analysis
  • Inventory loss
  • Theft analysis
  • Fidelity loss
  • Catastrophe (“CAT”) losses
  • Financial motive for arson
  • Insurance appraisal assistance

REDW has assisted in the analysis of claims ranging from the burst pipe of a small business to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  We work with adjusters to obtain the necessary documentation and information to facilitate timely, accurate and fair resolution to claims—and we do so in a cost-effective manner.