Organizations must be nimble to succeed in today’s dynamic environment. Whether exploring a growth strategy through mergers & acquisitions, responding to allegations of fraud or navigating a business dispute, DHG is prepared to provide independent analysis and objective advice.

DHG’s Forensic & Valuation Services (FVS) practice is a multidisciplinary team of professionals including forensic accountants, forensic technologists and business valuation professionals. Our FVS team works closely with other DHG professionals to provide comprehensive solutions to our clients.

Our clients include Fortune 100 corporations, owner-managed businesses, federal, state and local governmental agencies and individuals. Serving clients across the country and across the globe, our FVS team is ready to assist you. We bring years of experience and well qualified engagement teams to each assignment. Our team includes professionals with various credentials including:

  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)
  • Certified Construction Auditor (CCA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE)
  • Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF)
  • Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
    • Advanced Smartphone Forensics (GASF)
    • Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)

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SERVICES

Our experienced and credentialed analysts have accumulated the business knowledge to understand the impact of a given set of circumstances on plaintiffs and defendants, as each case is unique. We have the data mining capabilities to process large quantities of transactions and related data. As consultants, we can analyze data and offer the support needed to seek the appropriate remedy or provide rebuttal testimony when damages are sought.

We are not an advocate for any party. We rely on our knowledge and experience to interpret facts and clearly communicate the true economic picture. Our credibility in the courts hinges on our objective analysis and unbiased opinions. We routinely assist both plaintiff and defense counsel on a variety of issues.

Service Offerings
  • Antitrust
  • Breach of Contract
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Business Interruption
  • Construction
  • Conversion
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Loss of Use
  • Lost Profits
  • Patent & Trademark Infringement
  • Product Liability/Negligence
  • Professional Liability
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Trade Practices
  • Unjust Enrichment

We provide a broad range of litigation support services including:

Broad Range of Litigation Services

Our leaders have experience testifying as expert witnesses in state and federal courts, as well as before arbitration panels and other alternative dispute resolution forums. They have been qualified as experts in forensic accounting, damages, business valuation and other areas.

Complex business disputes are increasingly being resolved by accounting neutrals working alone or as part of a panel. Our FVS practice leaders bring decades of practical business experience to each neutral assignment. Whether you are dealing with a post-acquisition (purchase price) dispute, partnership dispute or other matter, they will work with the parties to develop a dispute resolution process, fairly evaluate the facts, and render a determination.

Service Offerings
  • Bankruptcy related litigation
  • Business valuation disputes
  • Class actions
  • Commercial litigation
  • Construction disputes
  • Damages, including business interruption and breach of contract
  • Divorce/domestic matters
  • Partnership/shareholder disputes
  • Personal economic damages
  • Post-acquisition (purchase price) disputes
  • Tax controversy matters

We regularly conduct investigations on behalf of boards, management teams and in-house counsel, often at the direction of legal counsel in connection with allegations of fraud, whistleblower reports, government investigations or in connection with a bankruptcy. We bring a trifecta of investigative experience, industry knowledge and subject matter resources, including accounting and SEC financial reporting national office professionals to each assignment.

DHG’s FVS teams tailor our 5-step investigative methodology to address our client’s specific situation.

Five Step Investigative Methodology

We offer a full suite of forensic technology capabilities to support our investigations, including digital forensics, electronic document review and hosting and data analytics. We can collect electronically stored information (ESI) from essentially any device including phones, tablets, laptops and servers, process and analyze the data, and host it for review by third-parties.

Service Offerings
  • Accounting support and reconstruction
  • Bankruptcy examinations
  • Board investigations
  • Financial reporting and accounting fraud
  • Fraud investigations
  • Government / regulatory investigations

Our forensic technologists provide digital forensics and cybersecurity services. We offer a suite of forensic technology capabilities to support our investigations, including digital forensics, electronic document review hosting and data analytics. We can collect electronically stored information (ESI) from essentially any device including phones, tablets, laptops and servers, process and analyze the data and host it for review by third parties.

Forensic technology professionals are integral to our forensic accounting, investigative and litigation services, allowing us to provide holistic solutions with maximum efficiency.

DHG’s forensic and valuation professionals help identify and measure economic losses for individuals arising from various personal tort claims related to injury, wrongful death and employment disputes. Whether you need damage analysis for settlement negotiations or trial, we are experienced as both consultants and testifying expert witnesses, assisting attorneys on matters for both plaintiffs and defendants. DHG’s dedicated consultants are distinguished by our research and analytical capabilities. We bring an unbiased, thorough approach to the unique facts in each case.

Service Offerings
  • Loss of Fringe Benefits
  • Loss of Retirement Benefits
  • Past & Future Income Loss
  • Present Value of Future Medical Care (Life Care Plans)
  • Reasonable Damage Period
  • Replacement Value of Household & Family Services

We also provide similar services for employment dispute claims, such as:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Defamation
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Wage & Hour Claims
  • Wrongful Termination

DHG Valuation professionals have the depth of experience, relevant education, and appropriate credentials to assess the factors influencing the value of a business enterprise. Our valuation professionals are proficient in fair value (financial reporting), fair market value (most tax-based reporting methods) and fair value for litigation (such as shareholder disputes). Our professionals adhere to professional standards of business appraisal as promulgated by various oversight bodies (e.g., AICPA, ASA, CFA Institute) and are committed to providing hands-on, high-quality services. The scope of our experience includes the performance of valuation services in a variety of areas as identified below.

Valuation-Services

DHG has the depth of experience, relevant education and appropriate credentials to assess the factors influencing the value of a business enterprise. Our valuation professionals are proficient in conducting valuations for financial reporting, tax reporting and planning, ownership disputes, family law, and other purposes under applicable standards of value, such as fair value and fair market value. Our professionals adhere to professional standards of business appraisal as promulgated by various oversight bodies (e.g., AICPA, ASA, CFA, NACVA) and are committed to providing hands-on, high-quality services. The scope of our experience includes the performance of valuation services in a variety of areas as identified below.

Valuation services include business valuation, complex security valuation, creation and validation of financial models and intangible asset valuation. Our work is regularly reviewed by global audit firms, bank regulators and tax authorities. In addition, our professionals have been qualified as experts in business valuation in numerous commercial and domestic litigation matters.

Service Offerings
  • Divorce/domestic matters
  • Estate planning
  • Financial reporting
  • Investment fund financial reporting
  • Commercial litigation
  • Partnership/shareholder disputes
  • Strategic & transaction planning
  • Succession planning
  • Tax planning and compliance