Expert Witnessing in Forensic Accounting: A Handbook for Lawyers and Accountants

Expert Witnessing in Forensic Accounting: A Handbook for Lawyers and Accountants

ISBN-10:
0849308984
ISBN-13:
9780849308987
Pub. Date:
06/26/2002
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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Expert Witnessing in Forensic Accounting: A Handbook for Lawyers and Accountants

This book guides accountants step-by-step through the judicial process-from the first interview with an attorney client to what can happen after a trial. For lawyers, the book explains how to use the forensic accountant to greatest benefit. It shows the lawyer how to help the accountant in the discovery process and in the formulation of questions for use in direct and cross-examination. It also discusses essential details, such as the proper contents of a job engagement letter and acceptable formats for reports. The material also covers larger concepts, such as preparing for depositions and analyzing court-filed documents. The book even provides such practical information as where to find a forensic accountant and how to determine whether the right one was chosen. The authors provide numerous case studies, annotated court documents, expert witness reports, and an actual trial transcript of an expert's testimony. FROM EXPOSING THE LOCAL CPA TO TACKLING THE BIG FIVE - Everything you need to know about accounting in the courtroom With the recent boom in litigation and malpractice charges concerning tax, accounting, financial litigation, and fraud disputes, more and more accounting professionals are being hired as expert witnesses. Yet, few lawyers have a full understanding of what accountants can contribute to their cases. And few accountants are familiar enough with the legal system to recognize everything they have to offer as an expert witness. In turn, many relevant issues are missed and financial disputes are often settled with unfavorable outcomes. Conceived and written in the trenches, Expert Witnessing in Forensic Accounting: A Handbook for Lawyers and Accountants candidly shows how to be successful in the courtroom through the hands-on experiences of both a certified public accountant and a trial attorney. Zeph Telpner and Michael Mostek guide you through the entire judicial process - revealing their own and others' mista

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780849308987
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/26/2002
Series: Expert Witnessing Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
The Forensic Accountant
The Accounting Expert Witness
The Expert's Job Engagement Letter
Where to Begin
How to Continue
Substance versus Form and the Nonfactual Fact
The Effect of the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine
Research Sources for the Expert
The Expert's Written Report
The Expert's Testimony
Additional Work after the Trial

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