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.
In order to determine the fixed fee for your engagement, we will perform a limited scope engagement the includes evaluating all of your financial documents and developing a Case Plan for your investigation. This part of the engagement will cost between $1,500 and $3,500, depending on the complexity of your case and the volume of documents to evaluate. Following this work, we will provide you with a fixed fee for your engagement and will discuss the Case Plan and the approach we will take with your investigation.
Our minimum retainer for cases is $15,000, with larger deposits required for larger engagements. We require the full fixed fee to be deposited PRIOR to starting work.
$750 fixed 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.
All of our engagements are done under fixed fee agreements. Occasionally we provide certain services for those engagements on an hourly basis at the following rates:
- Administrative/Paralegal – $175 – $225
- Analyst – $300 – $350
- CPA / Expert Witness – $450 – $650