Grayslake Advisors offers a broad range of accounting services, providing attorneys with practical and insightful support in litigation, investigations and regulatory matters. We couple technical expertise with clear communication to distill an array of complex accounting issues.
Our forensic accounting group examines financial accounting records, financial statement disclosures and audit documentation to evaluate materiality, estimate damages, and assess conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). We employ the latest technology that allows us to retrieve, catalogue, and analyze critical data from various computer systems.
Grayslake Advisors is an approved Federal government contractor, and has been retained by and testified on behalf of the Securities and Exchange Commission, United States Attorney’s Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation in the prosecution of securities law violations and white-collar criminal activity.
Damages are a centerpiece of most civil litigation. Grayslake Advisors has deep expertise in the assessment and calculation of damages, and building dynamic damages models that can quickly be converted into trial exhibits for presentation purposes. We have provided damages opinions in a wide range of disputes, for both plaintiffs and defendants. In doing so, we draw on our skills in practice and academia to create defensible assumptions and outputs, all rooted in robust empirical data.
Grayslake Advisors combines industry knowledge with analytical expertise to address complex issues that arise in real estate–related matters. We frequently address questions about liability and damages in such disputes. We are knowledgeable in all areas pertaining to real estate, though the majority of our cases focus on financing, transactions, and valuations as well as bankruptcy, restructuring and mortgage-related issues. We also have significant experience testifying in cases surrounding partnership and joint venture agreements, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and professional liability.
Grayslake Advisors provides economic and financial analysis in securities litigation and investigations in a wide variety of industries. We provide attorneys with assistance in matters involving class certification, causality, damages, securities pricing and materiality. We develop rigorous financial and statistical models to address issues relating to securities fraud, fiduciary duty, professional liability, insider trading, and market manipulation, among others.
Grayslake Advisors is highly proficient in modern theories of finance and valuation, including discounted cash flow analysis, comparable company/transaction analysis, and asset and liability analysis, as well as industry-specific valuation methods. Where traditional approaches may be inadequate or produce misleading results, we have the ability to generate contemporaneous market evidence models, which are intellectually defensible and may provide a substitute for other valuation frameworks.