With over 30 years of experience, our team of forensic specialists is extremely skilled and knowledgeable in various fields of legal services. In addition, our professionals have a broad range of experience working closely with legal professionals, such as attorneys and general counsel.
The scope of our job is to conduct in-depth financial research and analysis. In any legal dispute where money is an issue, we examine the financial strengths and weaknesses of a case, including economic assumptions, methodologies, application of facts, and sufficiency and reliability of evidence. In addition to this, we also give advice on the strengths and weaknesses of the opposing party’s financial experts.
Another part of our job is to serve as expert witnesses in court or other legal proceedings. We have testified in venues around the world, and have worked with both defendants and plaintiffs to provide expert witness testimony in settlements, mediations, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Our forensic accountants differ from traditional accountants in that our professionals hold qualifications in alternative dispute resolution and expert witness practice – credentials that specifically attest to our value in all phases of dispute resolution.
HSNO offers a full range of valuation services in the following areas:
- Business planning
- Contracts and settlements
- Taxation issues
Our work is applied in settlement and damage analysis related to shareholder disputes, family law, commercial/contract litigation, class action securities, intellectual property, and subrogation matters. We determine what drives real value in all of our valuation engagements. In addition, we use our investigative accounting skills to establish cause and effect in litigation matters. We also verify the accuracy and reliability of the underlying financial data.
In situations of litigation support engagements, we have a team of experts in the field of forensic technology. Our professionals can provide electronic discovery, or disclosure (and analysis) that brings value to the negotiating table, or the courtroom. Our services include:
- E-discovery strategy and computer forensics
- File and evidence keyword searching
- Forensic evidence verification and report production
- Hard drive imaging