Litigation Support Services

The CPA as Litigation Advisor

Every business owner needs to know where their company currently stands economically. Without accurate accounting data it is impossible for the business owner to have timely and reliable information. We make this possible by taking care of the basic "compliance" necessities of your business.

We realize that taxes are not the bottom line but just one of many pieces of the equation that are involved in building your business. However, by no means do we want you to pay any additional taxes you are not obligated to! That is why we include in our service a year-end tax planning meeting for you and your business. Once the game is over (the close of a tax year) there is nothing we can do to help you save money. Why not plan ahead to keep the most of that to which you are entitled rather than paying the government too much?

The following are our standard compliance services:

  • Financial Statements
  • Business and Personal Income Tax Returns
  • Sales Tax Returns
  • Personal Property Tax Forms
  • Payroll Tax Return Facilitation
  • Year-end Business Tax Planning
  • Year-end Individual Tax Planning

Let our years of experience as well as our unique perspective on business go to work for you.

Management Accounting Services

Over the past few decades, there has been a dramatic increase in civil litigation in the United States. At the same time, lawsuits have become more complex. The complicated nature of many cases has caused attorneys to rely more heavily on hired consultants.

When financial and economic issues arise, the consultants that attorneys turn to most often are Certified Public Accountants. CPAs are considered the foremost authorities on such issues and are distinguished from other accountants by strict licensing requirements. In the legal arena, the CPAs at CK Business Solutions, P.C. can act as an expert witness, serve as an objective outsider used to explain financial issues to the judge, jury or arbitrator, or as consultants presenting private advice to attorneys.

The Role of CPA in Case Preparation

The most significant contributions CPAs make in the litigation process often occur before a trial begins. We can assist attorneys during the investigation of a case, by analyzing and translating complex financial data. Our professionals may also educate the attorney on relevant accounting, auditing or tax issues.

Since CPAs are often experts on management information systems, we can be valuable to attorneys in collecting, organizing and summarizing the large number of documents needed for a case. As a case progresses, we can also assist attorneys in taking depositions. Because accountants know the language of business, we can identify inconsistencies or expose flaws in the testimony of witnesses. Our expert staff can also help attorneys develop questions for witnesses and evaluate the evidence of the opposition.

Cases that most often require the help of CK Business Solutions, P.C. include:

  • Divorce Settlements
  • Wrongful Discharge or Termination
  • Shareholder or Partner Disputes
  • Loss of Earnings and Personal Injury
  • Employee Theft/ Mismanagement
  • Alternative Dispute Resolutions

How Do We Work in Litigation Cases?

Generally, CK Business Solutions, P.C. is hired directly by an attorney, or at the request of the client or the attorney. Our work is designed to complement the attorney's work and give them the support needed to properly analyze data and reach a successful conclusion.

Whether you need outside experts or technical support to assist in effectively trying your case, CK Business Solutions, P.C. is prepared. Having credible testimony regarding complex issues can substantially reduce your research and preparation time.

During the Litigation Support engagement, CK Business Solutions professionals can perform any of the following services:

  • Assist with defining issues pertinent to the lawsuit
  • Assist with pretrial information gathering
  • Define relevant issues to the case
  • Prepare reports and presentation material on complex matters in a simple format
  • Evaluate lost profits, value, revenue and increased costs
  • Perform what-if financial analysis
  • Project operation losses/revenues
  • Develop historical financial statements
  • Assist at depositions and trials in the examination or cross-examination of opposition experts
  • Provide quantifiable and verifiable facts for case testimony
  • Provide competent, experienced and skilled testimony

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