Litigation can be a complex process. Having the right resources can prevent you from facing significant losses, whether at a personal level or a corporate one. Expert accounting for litigation settlements can help you ensure the best possible outcome for financial success and growth.
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Litigation Support provides accounting assistance in a matter involving existing or pending litigation. It deals primarily with issues related to the quantification of economic damages. A typical litigation support assignment would be calculating the economic loss resulting from a breach of contract.
Comprehensive individual and business litigation services require more than just the collection of evidence. Our experts in accounting for litigation settlements offer a broad skill set to help with everything from gathering data to implementing new practices to prevent further problems. They’ll make a plan that has your needs front and center, working efficiently to support your case with sharp attention to detail.
SD Mayer’s litigation support team is thoroughly experienced in providing the testimony needed to support a claim of economic or financial loss or disputes related to accountancy issues. Our team can withstand cross-examination and provide litigation strategies, working with your legal team.
Litigation support accounting covers a wide range of work, so it’s crucial to have an experienced team on your side to cover all eventualities. Our accounting litigation support services ensure that you get the right kind of assistance at every step of the process.
While collecting data, our investigators work hard to identify the best evidence and gather more information from various sources as needed. They’ll pull data appropriately and follow applicable laws and guidelines to ensure security needs are met. In addition to gathering records, they may conduct interviews and take statements from witnesses and employees to create a cohesive view of the situation.
As they begin to analyze the data, our litigation support accounting experts will interpret the numbers to gather vital evidence and insights. They might also prepare this information for presentation to the right people and find possible motives or relationships that could have influenced the actions.
Even after all the data has been gathered, our personal and business litigation services follow through to the courtroom, where our team members’ expertise can contribute to the case. The person testifying will need to understand the legal process and how to best present a convincing argument. These skills are invaluable in the courtroom and our services in litigation support accounting allow you to take full advantage of them.
Forensic accounting litigation is a special area that puts experts to work identifying possible causes and sources of suspicious activity and fraud. These experts may step in to investigate complicated issues, such as malfeasance, whistleblowing, theft, fraud and misfeasance.
Another role of a forensic accountant is to prevent the problems from recurring by identifying a company’s weak points or offering suggestions in areas like new security protocols. Like our litigation support team, our forensic accountants can also offer testimony during litigation proceedings. They know how to create a well-crafted presentation complete with all the appropriate evidence and statements.
Our expert forensic accounting team members apply their skill to every step of the process. Everything from the identification of a problem to a well-presented testimony in court can benefit from someone with sufficient experience in the field and a proven track record of success.
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Our litigation accounting services are available worldwide from our offices in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. If you’re looking for assistance with litigation proceedings in a business or personal capacity, contact us today to get started.
Director, Business Development
San Francisco Office
With a distinguished career that spans three decades, John Benjamin brings to SD Mayer a wealth of knowledge encompassing entrepreneurship, real estate development, accounting, and management consulting. His dynamic experiences have seen him delve deep into the intricacies of finance, real estate development, and hospitality services. John’s remarkable acumen in fundraising, team development, and strategy consulting positions him as a leader par excellence within our firm.
At SD Mayer, John spearheads the business development department. His role is crucial to the relationship management of all client engagements. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, he drives the expansion and growth initiatives of the firm, ensuring our services not only meet but exceed the expectations of our clients.
Before his instrumental role at SD Mayer, John demonstrated leadership at Golden Gate Global as their Director of Project Development. Further testament to his multifaceted expertise, he has donned the hats of both CEO and CFO/Controller roles for various esteemed companies.
In John Benjamin, SD Mayer boasts not just a Director of Business Development, but a visionary dedicated to the firm’s continuous ascent in the world of business.
Founder & Managing Partner
San Francisco Office
At the intersection of ambition, vision, and relentless dedication stands Steve Mayer, the mastermind behind SD Mayer & Associates. With San Francisco as its backdrop, this accounting, consulting, and wealth management firm is a testament to Steve’s visionary spirit and unwavering commitment to excellence.
Before embarking on his journey with SD Mayer, Steve helmed the ship at Burr Pilger Mayer (BPM) as its CEO. His leadership acumen extended far beyond the accounting domain, with ventures spanning the eclectic realms of gastronomy, banking, and literature. From co-founding Presidio Bank to owning a slice of Books Inc., and even diving into the bustling restaurant scene, Steve’s entrepreneurial flair is evident in every endeavor.
Yet, what truly amplifies Steve’s professional prowess is his holistic approach. With an expansive career that encompasses accounting, consulting, and wealth management, he offers a rare 360-degree perspective. Whether it’s the intricate nuances of tax and accounting, strategic mergers and acquisitions, or guiding businesses with visionary advisory services, Steve is the quintessential professional his clients rely upon.
Beyond his business ventures, Steve’s heart beats for the community. Over four enriching decades, he has poured his time, energy, and passion into more than 15 non-profit boards. Noteworthy stints include the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, the influential Bay Area Council, and the halls of Riordan High School, underscoring his commitment to giving back. The creation of the 5 Buckets Foundation is the legacy he leaves to future young adults seeking financial literacy education.
A man of letters, Steve has also penned three books, sharing his insights, experiences, and expertise with a wider audience. On the home front, San Mateo resonates with the joyous echoes of his family life, where he cherishes moments with his wife of over three decades and their three children.
And if there were any doubts about Steve’s zest for life, they were put to rest when, at 60, he embraced the grueling challenge of an Ironman. Not just a feat of physical endurance, it symbolized his indomitable spirit, proving that age is merely a number when one’s spirit remains unyielding.
In Steve Mayer, one witnesses the remarkable fusion of a visionary leader, a community pillar, and a man deeply committed to every facet of life.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
San Francisco Office
If the world of accounting and operations at SD Mayer had an unsung hero, Wyatt would be wearing that cape. Joining the firm in 2018, Wyatt’s quick rise to the position of COO within just a year is a testament to his unparalleled skillset and forward-thinking approach.
With half a decade’s experience in the complex realms of operations and project management prior to joining the firm, Wyatt wasn’t just another run-of-the-mill operations professional. His distinctive engineering background brought an analytical rigor and a precision-oriented mindset to the table, setting him apart from the crowd.
While Wyatt’s primary role encompasses overseeing the multifaceted internal operations, including domains like IT, HR, billing, and project management, his involvement doesn’t just stop there. He is an intrinsic part of several of the firm’s consulting projects, especially when it boils down to the realms of data analysis and reporting. The man possesses an uncanny knack for diving deep into the vast seas of data, extracting pearls of insights that drive actionable strategies.
His prowess in analyzing intricate data streams and turning them into actionable intelligence has paved the way for the firm to enhance its productivity and revenue streams significantly. With Wyatt’s hand on the wheel, data isn’t just numbers. It becomes a story, a map, a guide to what’s next.
And while his analytical talents are commendable, whispers around the firm have it that Wyatt’s engineering genius isn’t just limited to accounting and operations. Tales of his capacity to engineer spacecraft and missiles are told in hushed tones, adding an aura of mystique around this operational wizard.
At SD Mayer, Wyatt is much more than just the COO. He is the bridge between numbers and narratives, the beacon guiding the ship through stormy seas of data, and the strategic compass pointing the way forward. With an engineer’s precision and an analyst’s insight, Wyatt is redefining the paradigm of operations at SD Mayer.