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Mark S. Gottlieb, CPA PC (MSG) is distinguished as one of the Tri-State's premier forensic accounting firms. Our practice is devoted exclusively to providing attorneys and their clients with a diverse continuum of forensic accounting, business valuation and litigation support services.
MSG offers its clients an extensive range of invaluable expertise in cases involving complex financial matters. Highly regarded as a primary resource, our team is dedicated to serving the needs of the legal community, offering a full menu of services.
Businesses are frequently valued in divorce cases, business disputes, tax matters, and a variety of other legal and business contexts. MSG's expertise in accounting, taxation and economics provides our clients with cutting edge business strategies and the specific approach that works for them.
Litigation support from an experienced firm like ours is often an important and necessary component to the service attorneys provide their clients.
Mark Twain once said, "There are two times when you should not speculate - when you can afford it, and when you can't."
Record reconstruction is often required to prepare financial statements, tax returns, court exhibits or insurance reimbursements. The need for reconstruction can stem from tragedy, but is more often an indication of neglect-or of more serious concerns. This often complex undertaking is another area of our firm's expertise.
MSG's investigative forensic accounting experts frequently work with attorneys to determine economic and/or financial damages. Often, we act/serve as a consultant during the litigation process to work behind the scenes.
Widely recognized as reliable sources of financial knowledge, MSG is often appointed directly by the Court to provide expert witness testimony. What makes our firm so unique is our ability to translate the technical content of a complex financial matter into a focused point before the trier of fact. We also work closely with counsel to identify the strengths and weaknesses of opposing counsel's experts.
It is said that the phrase "Prepare for war and pray for peace" is not just the philosophy of field generals, but also of many litigation attorneys.
All matrimonial actions start with a common goal: identify the total "marital estate."
There are only a few more complex tasks than the tracing of assets. It is common in a wide range of circumstances. Asset tracing is often pursued in conjunction with a matrimonial matter or a business dispute. In many instances, it stems from fraud and the intentional misdirection of significant wealth and resources.
Attorneys and their clients often turn to our forensic accounting team to assist in the preparation of the statement of Net Worth (DRL 236).
Locating, organizing, and interpreting financial documents in the early stages of a divorce proceeding is a daunting task, but one that must be considered. Today, the Court is much more sophisticated and equipped to understand how the investigation of a couple's lifestyle relates to their support determination. Even a slight miscalculation can influence the Court's judgment. Judges use the analysis as a catalyst for rendering an equitable decision.