Consultation and Fees
Forensic Accounting Engagements
Nearly all of our services are provided under fixed fee arrangements. In larger matters, we may have “phases” to our work, since it is sometimes difficult to determine the complete scope of the project up front. After we have had a chance to examine the available documentation and consider the scope of the work, we will provide the client with a fixed fee. Be assured that we will not begin work on the project until the client has agreed to the scope of work and corresponding fees.
Our minimum retainer is typically $5,000 to $10,000, with larger deposits required for larger engagements. We normally require a deposit of at least 50% of the project fee prior to beginning work, with the balance due in full before the expert report is provided to the retaining client or attorney. For engagements with shorter deadlines or unusual circumstances, we may require the entire fee up front.
Almost all of our engagements are done under fixed fee agreements. In the event that you need services billed on an hourly basis, our hourly rates include:
- Administrative/Paralegal – $85 – $100
- Analyst – $200 – $300
- CPA / Expert Witness – $350 – $500
$250 flat fee
Our consultation typically involves both the attorney and the client involved in the litigation or fraud matter. We want to understand the case, the specific services that are needed, and how our financial analysis and expert witness testimony can help the case. We will then make our recommendations, offering a range of services and corresponding fees.