Forensic, Litigation Support & Valuation

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In recent years, there has been a dramatic intensification in both fraudulent activity and the demand for greater transparency. Companies are being held increasingly responsible for the actions of individual executives, employees and related parties. Our investigative experts play a crucial role in helping clients meet transparency requirements and ensure minimal economic loss due to fraud.  Our experts have repeatedly demonstrated their aptitude in assessing imperfect data to reach meaningful conclusions in fraud allegations ranging from employee theft to vendor kickbacks to improper revenue recognition.

With offices throughout the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area, Grassi & Co.'s footprint allows our experts to offer accounting and consulting services throughout the east coast, as well as, nationally and internationally through our affiliation with Moore Stephens.
 

 

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Prevention:
Increased fraudulent activity in business has led to an increased demand for greater transparency. Companies are held increasingly responsible for the actions of individual executives, employees and related parties. Our investigative experts play a crucial role helping clients meet transparency requirements and quantify losses if fraud has occurred. Our services in the investigative arena include:
 

  • Asset Misappropriation Investigations
  • Computer Forensics
  • Construction Fraud Investigations
  • Employee Misconduct Investigations
  • Corruption and Bribery Investigations
  • Healthcare Fraud Investigations
  • Improper Financial Reporting Allegations
  • Regulatory Investigations
  • Tax Fraud Investigations
 

 

Dispute & Litigation Consulting:
Litigators now more than ever need the support of experienced quantitative consultants to provide meaningful economic and financial analysis in complex disputes.  From the onset of a matter through formal resolution, we provide our clients with valuable insight in disputes raging from securities litigations, to capital construction projects to prevailing wage disputes.  Our professionals are skilled at assessing all available evidence to present an evaluation of damages based on a solid foundation of accounting principles, financial theory, technical competence, industry knowledge and an independent review of relevant facts. Our Dispute & Litigation Consulting services include:
 

  • Arbitrator Services
  • Breach of Contract Damages
  • Construction Disputes
  • Expert Witness Services
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Disputes
  • Matrimonial Litigation Support
  • Mortgage Fraud Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Workplace Security & Investigations
     


Valuations:
Grassi & Co.'s comprehensive valuation services include analyzing the economic, industry and competitive environments in which our clients operate. We assess a company's financial strengths and strategic positioning in order to provide an insightful report that fully supports our opinion of value. Our Valuation Team possesses credentials awarded by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), and the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), Certified Divorce Financial Analysts (CDFA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and New York Association of Collaborative Professionals.  Our Business Valuation services include:
 

  • Estate and Gift Taxes/Succession Planning
  • Matrimonial Litigation Support
  • Matrimonial Collaborative Divorce Support
  • Business Sale, Purchase or Merger
  • Strategic Consulting to Maximize Shareholder Value
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Corporate Financing
  • Eminent Domain
  • Expert Testimony/Litigation Support
  • Bankruptcy/Reorganization
  • Mediation and Arbitration Issues
  • Shareholder/Partnership Disputes
  • FMV analysis in accordance with Stark Laws and Anti-Kickback Laws
  • Lost Profit Analysis
  • Economic Damages
  • Rebuttal Reports
  • Divorce Financial Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Compensation studies
  • Purchase Price Allocations
  • 409A valuations

 

Team

Carl Oliveri Partner, Construction Practice Leader
Sareena Malik Sawhney Principal
Pasquale Rafanelli Valuation Senior Manager

Press release

Grassi & Co. Welcomes Sareena Malik Sawhney as Principal of Fraud, Forensic and Litigation Support team

Grassi & Co. is proud to welcome Sareena Malik Sawhney as a Principal in Grassi & Co.’s Fraud, Forensic and Litigation Support Group based in their Manhattan offices on Madison Avenue. 

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