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.
Litigation examples include:
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.
With a technological focus and unique approaches custom-built for each client, SD Mayer is transforming the way client services work in the accounting industry.
We offer a variety of services for planning, budgeting and forecasting in San Francisco, the Bay Area and around the globe. For expert-provided financial budgeting and forecasting solutions, companies turn to SD Mayer. We are a trusted advisor to our business clients, able to offer actionable insights targeted to the business issues of today and strategies for the future.
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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
John Benjamin joined SD Mayer as the Director of Business Development after 30 years of entrepreneurship, real estate development, accounting and management consulting experience. He has worked within the fields of finance, real estate development and hospitality services. His specialties include fundraising, team development, and strategy consulting. His work at SD Mayer focuses on the relationship management of all client engagements as he leads the expansion and growth initiatives for the firm.
Prior to SD Mayer, John served as the Director of Project Development for Golden Gate Global, and also served in CEO and CFO/Controller roles for other companies.
Founder & Managing Partner
San Francisco Office
Steve Mayer is the Founder and Managing Partner of SD Mayer & Associates, an accounting, consulting, and wealth management firm located in San Francisco.
Prior to SD Mayer, he was the CEO of a large regional accounting firm, Burr Pilger Mayer (BPM). Steve has also been involved in several other businesses including a number of restaurants, co-founder of Presidio Bank, and an owner of Books Inc., a bookstore chain.
On a professional basis, Steve’s accounting, consulting, and wealth management career gives him the ability to work with his clients on accounting, tax, M&A, business advisory and strategic planning.
Steve has been very active in the community and over the last 40 years has served on more than 15 non-profit boards including the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Bay Area Council, and Riordan High School, to name a few.
He has recently published three books, and lives in San Mateo with his wife of 27 years and their three children.
When he turned 60, he did an Ironman just to make sure he was still in shape.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
San Francisco Office
Wyatt has been with the firm since 2018, and was promoted to COO after one year with the firm. He has worked in operations and project management for previous five years. He oversees virtually all of the internal operations within the firm, including IT, HR, Billing and Project Management. Wyatt is also involved in many of our consulting projects related to data analysis and reporting.
Coming to the firm with an engineering background, Wyatt is able to provide a completely different perspective to the firm when it comes to analyzing data and providing reporting that has allowed the firm to realize productivity and enhance revenues. We’re told that he can also engineer spacecraft and missiles.