Why Us?

“There is a strong family resemblance about misdeeds, and if you have all the details of a thousand at your finger ends, it is odd if you can't unravel the thousand and first.” 


A Study in Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes

FirstRule Financial is a boutique professional services firm with specialized fraud, embezzlement and other financial crime subject matter expertise.  We provide independent, unbiased advice and service, free from conflicts of interest.    Where your money, litigation or investigations are involved, independence is an absolute must or you won’t get the full benefit of the expertise you are paying for.    

When you hire us, you can count on effectiveness and efficiency.

  • We use a smaller team with a focused approach which means less disruption to you. 

  • As a boutique firm, we work on fewer engagements at any given time, making you our priority. 

  • Our background and expertise means you can take comfort in knowing that whatever the findings, the issue has been thoroughly examined.  

One of the other benefits of being an independent boutique is that we have flexibility to negotiate fees and terms with our clients that are acceptable to both parties.  In forensic accounting, where the big accounting and consulting firms are charging up to $1,000 an hour, the adage that you only get what you pay for isn’t true.  Even though our rates are very reasonable, our expertise is second to none.  

We invite you to give us a call and we’ll be happy to discuss how we can help resolve your concerns.  


Client Testimonials

“We found FirstRule Financial when our organization was in need an expert to assess our accounting and financial processes and structure.  Mike was able to build trust in our finance team in a way that had them communicating openly, which ultimately resulted in the team working together to create the highest level of financial control and process performance.  Mike delivered on his promise and provided our leadership team with clear communicated and actionable ways that improved our business. “

Greg Krogstad, COO / President, Rainbow Treecare


 “As a business owner, I highly recommend Firstrule Financial to help safeguard the finances in your business.  Firstrule fully examined our internal accounting/financial functions to ensure we were weren’t being subjected to any fraudulent activities.  Beyond the peace of mind I received from Firstrule, I learned new ways to monitor our financial/accounting functions going forward to mitigate the risk of potential fraudulent activities.”

Jon K. Earl, CEO, bluedoor, LLC