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:
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.
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 expertsThe people behind the expertise.
Katherine ForbesCPA, CA, CPA (Illinois), CIRP, LIT
Paul van EykCPA, CA-IFA, CIRP, LIT, Fellow of INSOL
Pritesh PatelMBA, CFA, CIRP, LIT
Vimal KotechaMBA, CPA, CA, CBV, CFF
Audrey MercierCPA auditor, CA, CFE, CFF, CBV
Ian WeinsteinCPA, CA, CBV
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Whether for business or personal; with one challenge or our full suite of services, Richter’s approach is always strategic, insightful and all-encompassing. Guided by our values and rooted in trust, we’ve helped clients thrive for over 90 years.