Services for Law Firms

Let us help you be prepared with financial analysis, forensic accounting, and business valuations.

"If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe." — Abraham Lincoln  

Preparation is the key to success in any endeavor, and no more so in any field than the law.  If your case involves financial analysis, forensic accounting, business valuation, or other complex financial or accounting transactions, you know that little is more important than a solid understanding of the facts, their implications, and the ability to present them clearly.  Our CPAs and other professionals bring decades of experience in analyzing and managing businesses and business transactions.  In addition, we have resources in almost any specialized area that we can bring to bear to ensure that you are as prepared as possible, whether it is for negotiation or the courtroom.  We work with clients across the country.

We provide assistance with:

  • Financial Analysis: The viability, stability, and profitability of a business can be a matter of dispute for many reasons.  Whether it’s the breakup of a partnership, disagreements over contingency payments, or any other reason, let us help you demonstrate the facts of any business situation.  More...
  • Transaction and Accounting Analysis: Business transactions can be complex and open to interpretation – and manipulation.  We can help with the structuring of important transactions in advance, as well as with assessing the facts when good deals go bad.  Click here and here.
  • Business Valuation: If you are assisting a client with the sale or dissolution of a business, let us help determine its fair value.  Along with our own team of professionals we have resources in engineering, marketing, information technology, and may other specialties needed to make a thorough assessment. Click here and scroll down to "Valuation projects" for more information.
     

Successes

  • When a dispute arose over a loss caused by alleged negligence of the managing partner of a retail business, Morrison reviewed the facts and estimated the amount of the loss, helping the attorneys come to a settlement.
  • We have done several valuation projects, including a review of a business value calculation prepared by other professionals in which we found several questionable assumptions and omitted facts.  Our assessment led to a satisfactory settlement with one of the company’s owners, who had tried to negotiate a buyout based on the questionable value calculation.
  • Managing Principal Brent Morrison analyzed and assessed damages caused by incorrect instructions provided by a chemical company representative that resulted in significant losses to a large commercial nursery operation.  The case was settled out of court.
  • We have performed several assessments of proposed business transactions, including sales and purchases of businesses.