Forensic Accounting Experts

Forensic accounting experts Dr. Barry Jay Epstein, CPA and Ralph Nach, CPA, offer a level of proficiency, knowledge, and experience that is difficult to match in the areas of financial reporting fraud, white collar crime, auditor liability, and the interpretation of U.S. GAAP, U.S. GAAS, and IFRS.

Dr. Epstein, for example, has been involved in more than140 litigation matters, including many high profile cases arising from such alleged infractions as off-the-books transactions, stock option backdating, and other forms of financial fraud. Read more …

Accounting Training Courses

Ralph Nach is the author and instructional designer of the popular annual Accounting and Auditing Clinic™ which has been presented to thousands of attendees across the U.S. Earlier in his career he served as the national chief learning officer for American Express Tax & Business Services, Inc. (now RSM US).

Barry Jay Epstein is an author and forensic accounting expert who has taught at the college and university level, including at Northwestern University, DePaul University, Columbia College Chicago, University of Pittsburgh, and West Liberty State College.

The firm offers a variety of courses for continuing education credit, on topics from GAAP disclosure to fair value measurement and engagement planning. Read more …

Business Valuation

Natasha Perssico Escobedo of Epstein + Nach is an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers who conducts her engagements in compliance with the ASA’s Business Valuation Standards (the “Standards”), the ASA’s Principles of Appraisal Practice and Code of Ethics, and The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (“USPAP”).

She provides valuation services for business entities and securities such as general and limited partnership interests, closely held business enterprises, estates, and employee stock ownership plans.

Natasha has prepared valuation and economic analysis for the following purposes: tax planning and compliance (federal income, gift, and estate), forensic analysis and dispute resolution, acquisition purchase price allocation, financial reporting, transaction planning (acquisition, divestiture, liquidation, and reorganization), economic damages analyses, shareholder disputes, and divorce.  Read more …