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forensic accounting

Dispute Consulting, Forensic and Valuation

Complex investigations, disputes, and corporate valuations require independent financial experts that are credible, responsive, and focused on your needs. FGMK’s team includes experts devoted to servicing clients at a professional level developed through years of experience at global accounting and consulting firms.


We provide comprehensive services relevant to all aspects of the dispute process, from risk assessment and damage theory development to performing financial analysis and providing expert testimony. FGMK has assisted clients and counsel in complex matters involving:

  • Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
  • Bankruptcy and reorganization services
  • Forensic accounting analyses
  • Fraud examinations and corporate investigations
  • Lost profits and economic damages
  • Marital dissolutions
  • Post-closing disputes
  • Valuation


Our CPAs and Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) employ a variety of investigative techniques including auditing, interviews and computer forensics in order to reconstruct financial records and explain complex transactions. Our case experience includes investigating suspected fraudulent transactions for closely held companies and Fortune 500 corporations across numerous industries. Our forensic professionals routinely interact with boards, fiduciaries, legal counsel and regulatory authorities. Our financial forensic team provides:

  • Analysis of “Big Data”
  • Bankruptcy, restructuring and turnaround
  • Corporate investigations
  • Financial restatements
  • Fraud risk assessments
  • Transaction tracing


Our valuation team includes Accredited Senior Appraisers (ASAs), Certified Valuation Analysts (CVAs) and CPAs designated with the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential. Equipped with the latest in market-research capabilities, our valuation team brings deep experience in determining the value of business enterprises, fractional interests and individual assets such as intellectual property and financial instruments. Major corporations, closely held companies and private equity investors commonly use the results of our valuation reports. We have assisted global and domestic organizations in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, dispute resolution, strategic planning, reorganizations, tax reporting and tax controversy, fair value accounting, royalty rate analyses and shareholder buyouts. We routinely conduct valuations for the following purposes:

  • Bankruptcy and fresh start accounting
  • “Cheap stock” and employee compensation studies
  • Intellectual property assessments
  • Estate and gift
  • Marital dissolution
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Purchase price allocations and goodwill testing
  • Solvency and fairness opinions
  • Tax planning and compliance
  • Valuation disputes and damages

William A. Polash


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Financial experts that are credible, responsive and focused on your needs.

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