Fraud Expert in Alter Ego Liability
A fraud expert was needed for a fraud investigation involving alter ego liability. The plaintiff was owed a substantial amount for construction of a large commercial property. The owners of the commercial property defaulted on debt payments. This led to a foreclosure sale in which another company purchased the property. However, the plaintiff contended the two entities comprise a single business enterprise and that the foreclosure and sale were fraudulent conveyance to avoid payment of the debt .
IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a fraud analysis expert to perform forensic accounting and opine as to the issue of alter ego liability. Alter ego liability is a situation in which owners of a corporation are found responsible for its debts and obligations if those owners have acted in a way in which their business is really just a shell and not an entirely separate legal entity. The expert was requested to be knowledgeable of fraud analysis specifically in the real estate and construction industries.
This forensic accounting expert has been involved in fraud analysis of alter ego and single enterprise liability for several years. He is a practicing attorney as well as a certified public accountant, with an educational background in fraud analysis. He has consulted on over 40 cases involving the issues of alter ego liability, single enterprise liability, joint venture liability and shareholder liability. He has served as a fraud expert witness in cases related to alter ego liability, including matters with respect to real estate and construction. IMS Reference #4985361
This fraud analysis expert has worked in litigation support and forensic accounting for over a decade. Her primary areas of expertise are in bankruptcy and fraud analysis, especially in the determination of fraudulent conveyance of assets. She is familiar with all types of business organizations and understands the relevant issues of limited liability and single business enterprises. While her previous expert witness experience has focused primarily on fraud analysis and asset tracking, many of the matters on which she has worked have had a real estate component. IMS Reference # 4985334