Attorneys and Law Firms

Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support

“If the broad light of day could be let in upon men’s actions, it would purify them as the sun disinfects.”

- Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis 1890

When disputes or concerns arise in your clients’ affairs that require an independent forensic accountant to examine the propriety of transactions, or losses that may have occurred, or trace assets; we can help.

FirstRule Financial brings over 30 years of investigative and forensic accounting experience unravelling hundreds of complex financial situations.  Whether the issue involves an internal investigation, investment fraud, commercial disputes, divorce or litigation we’re used to having to dig deep to determine the true substance of transactions. 

When a need does arise, FirstRule Financial can assist in areas such as:

  • Pre-litigation case analysis and early assessment;

  • Discovery assistance – financial records, systems and data, questions;

  • Reconstruction of accounting and financial records;

  • Examination and analysis of accounting records;

  • Data Analysis for development of evidence and detection of irregularities, patterns, trends, preference payments, etc.; 

  • Business profitability, cash flow and use of funds analysis;

  • Tracing non-marital assets, and lifestyle analysis;

  • Examination of investment issues and transactions; and

  • Fraud examination.

Our forensic accounting expertise has been retained by attorneys in investigations, disputes and litigation.  Examples of issues include:

  • Accounting irregularities 

  • Anonymous allegations 

  • Bankruptcy 

  • Breach of fiduciary duty 

  • Commercial disputes 

  • Divorce – marital and non-marital asset, hidden assets, private business examination 

  • Embezzlement

  • Estate and Trust or conservator disputes 

  • Fraud 

  • Insurance claims 

  • Post-acquisition disputes 

  • Procurement fraud 

  • Regulatory issues – money laundering and FCPA

  • Securities and investment fraud 

  • Shareholder disputes

  • Tax disputes

Trust-Check for Law Practices

Trust-Check is a combination of risk assessment and compliance audit covering a law practice’s cash management and IOLTA trust fund policies, processes and controls.