On May 25th, the European Union (EU) began enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), creating a new primary law that regulates the way in which companies protect EU citizens’ personal and private data. In doing so, the EU regained a better stronghold on the control of citizens’ data as….
In today’s financial landscape, the economic effects of fraud across the world is monumental. While there have been massive developments in new tools to counter fraud, particularly in the last two decades, the presence of corruption in the corporate world is still pervasive. In fact, new reports suggest that fraud….
From corporate fraud investigations to marital asset disputes to a myriad of other financial issues in between, legal proceedings often require an expert to analyze, investigate, and interpret complex financial data and information. A forensic accountant has the unique knowledge and skillset that will offer a legal matter crucial insight….
Business valuations have garnered the reputation of being primarily for large corporations looking to sell, mergers and acquisitions, or for start-ups seeking funding. The process of ascertaining the economic value of an organization is complex and often complicated, which can deter small business owners from taking it into consideration at….
Tax season is here and, unfortunately, that means identity theft is something that everyone should be aware of and ready to prevent. Tax-related identity theft has been rising over the last several years and is forecasted to continue. As such, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has implemented a variety of….
Forensic accounting, sometimes referred to as financial forensics or forensic accountancy, is a specialty practice area where accounting skills are utilized to investigate potential embezzlement or fraud through the analysis of financial information. This information is then eventually used in actual or anticipated legal proceedings, like litigation or disputes. In….
The late John Wooden once said, “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen”. While a college basketball coach (who happens to rank first in NCAA Division I Men’s Final Four appearances) may seem irrelevant to filing taxes, the truth is that paying meticulous attention….
The process of hiding assets in the event of an upcoming divorce or a current divorce is all too often commonplace in today’s world. In many cases where a divorce is imminent, high net worth individuals are tempted to hide assets from their partner in an attempt to conceal and….
From asset values to income values and from market competition to knowing your company’s worth, getting a business valuation is beneficial for a wide variety of reasons. Business owners often get caught up in the day-to-day of running their company and neglect to look at their organization from a different….
Mediation in a divorce setting involves the meeting of a divorced couple, where issues are discussed with the help of a neutral third party, known as the mediator. Some of these issues that are discussed include child support, taxes, the distribution of assets and liabilities, child custody and parent time,….