to work with the same client?
consider a difficult divorce case, where there are many
assets to divide. On occasion, a spouse might come to me
first for the forensic accounting to uncover hidden assets,
and then find a lawyer to file divorce. Most often, the lawyer
sends the spouse to me for the forensics in order to pursue
a fair settlement.
retainer at a given time. They call on a specialist as the need
arises. When that happens, it can be at any point along the
cycle. So, they might already have a CPA, in which case we
are connected through the client. Or, they might need a
referral to a CPA, in which case it is I, the attorney, who
might make the connection.
for an audit of the restaurant's books and records in order to
determine whether the client's former accountant, who had
just been indicted (and subsequently convicted) of federal
income tax evasion, had correctly maintained the client's
payroll records and properly prepared its income tax returns.