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Litigation support

Complex matters involving serious disputes is a major distraction to your business and could cost you (potentially) millions of dollars in lost profits. There’s no question that if you find yourself in such a situation, you need the help of trusted advisors who handle delicate matters with decisiveness and in-depth expertise.

Richter’s experts  provide fair, educated and well-researched perspectives to help support your argument in situations such as, but not limited to:

  • Breach of contract
  • Disputes: shareholder, commercial or trademark
  • Financial Fraud

Richter’s litigation professionals provide independent evaluations to support claims and help settle disputes. Our team works to understand the claim, the business, and the potential impact of damages or a breach; then quantifies the loss and writes expert reports to substantiate such claims.

Our partners have years of experience in:

  • testifying in courts in Quebec and Ontario
  • assisting in trial preparation
  • responding to experts
  • withstanding cross-examinations
  • being tested in front of arbitration panels both domestically and internationally

Our expertise has been used in a variety of situations. It’s always based on independence and our experts take pride in their out-of-the-box approach to every situation.

Here are just some of the services we offer:

Litigation Assistance

We apply a variety of quantitative and qualitative techniques to analyze the financial impact of an alleged breach and quantify damages. The final independent expert report and testimony highlight key findings and conclusions in a clear and logical manner, providing an accurate assessment of any actual or potential losses. Some of the situations in which Richter has provided assistance include:

  • Breaches of contract and contractual disputes
  • Inappropriate use of IP
  • Breach of Non-compete clauses and disputes between shareholders / partners
  • Government contract disputes
  • Product liability issues
  • Professional negligence in accounting and assurance
  • Insurance claims for operating loss
  • Fraud and other economic crimes
  • Net assets and income calculations regarding matrimonial matters

Fraud and Financial Investigation

Our fraud and financial investigations are undertaken with a focus on discretion, judgment, and timeliness, while always protecting evidence. Our expertise includes detection of the following:

  • Corruption and misappropriation of assets
  • Financial statement fraud
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Insurance claim fraud
  • Contravention of by-laws

Class Action Administration

We aim to ensure that the settlement terms or the ruling in a class action suit are effectively implemented and managed. As third-party managers, we make sure that claims are handled according to arrangements and that the calculations and distribution of compensation are consistent with the terms agreed upon in the resolution. We also establish and manage communications with applicants in a centralized manner by way of dedicated websites and call centres.

Insurance Claims

Our team provides accounting expert reports, making it possible to analyze and quantify insurable losses following fire, theft, or other incident. In the event of a catastrophe, the valuation of all or part of a business is often required.

Evaluation of Accountants’ Professional Negligence

We perform an objective and impartial analysis in order to assess compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards, as well as the fair presentation of financial information.

Meet our experts

The people behind the expertise.

Andrew Michelin

CPA, CA, CBV, CFF
This most affable of colleagues, Andrew applies his quick wit, intelligence and smarts to every aspect of his work.

Paul van Eyk

CPA, CA-IFA, CIRP, LIT, Fellow of INSOL
Paul takes a fair and dedicated approach to helping his clients with their complex business challenges, while always trying to find the positive side of any issue.

Alana Geller

CBV, CFF
As a trusted advisor to families, businesses and professionals for nearly 15 years, Alana has a remarkable ability to work successfully in all situations.

Katherine Forbes

CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois), CIRP, LIT
Calm, cool and collected, Katherine gets the job done, leads by example, and does an outstanding job of encouraging and supporting team members.

Pritesh Patel

MBA, CFA, CIRP, LIT
Patient, logical and perennially cheerful, Pritesh is a guy you can really rely on. He is totally results-oriented and stakeholders quickly find that his methodically-composed, detail-oriented solutions are second-to-none. Pritesh is a problem solver extraordinaire, but he is also a man who knows that the best way to a solution is to employ heartfelt, fact-based diplomacy.

Vimal Kotecha

MBA, CPA, CA, CBV, CFF
Vimal’s soft-spoken nature belies his tough but fair style. These qualities, combined with his ability to lead by example, helped make Vimal a revered leader in our team.

Audrey Mercier

CPA auditor, CA, CFE, CFF
Audrey has extensive knowledge of Canadian, US and international accounting standards.

Ian Weinstein

CPA, CA, CBV
Ian Weinstein is an easy-going, team player that brings a creative and practical approach to his clients’ needs. Whether it’s a transaction advisory or valuation mandate, Ian’s vast skill-set offers a well-rounded perspective.
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