“Greg is an excellent forensic accountant and has my unqualified endorsement. As a legal practitioner for forty years handling business litigation, I have used Greg as an expert more than once and have been most pleased with Greg’s professional expertise, insight and work ethic.”

– Tony D., Litigation Attorney

Forensic Accounting

Forensic Accounting is fact-finding investigation work as its onset. While this analytical analysis is very important, it is of little value if it cannot be communicated in simple terms with effective persuasion. The real value in forensic accounting services is in the ability to analyze data, discover what is hidden or camouflaged, simplify it into understandable components, convert the analyzed data into common sense analogies, and communicate it clearly and persuasively as a story.

I am frequently asked, “What is a forensic accountant?” I always answer, “We look for dead numbers.”

After the initial shock from hearing this answer…and once the inevitable smile appears, I always explain that a forensic accountant investigates alleged financial improprieties.

Someone once said, “Numbers are numbers and numbers don’t lie.” Well, financial records are numbers, but unfortunately they frequently cannot be trusted to support what they purport. Fraud and financial shenanigans are rampant in American business. Reagan FVL provides a case-specific creative, innovative approach to unearth the truth behind the numbers.

Forensic Accounting

Forensic Accounting…exposing financial improprieties. It is the integration of accounting, auditing and investigative skills. Forensic Accounting provides an accounting analysis that is suitable to a court of law, in which lawyers and judges will discuss, debate, and ultimately resolve financial disputes. Forensic Accounting encompasses both litigation support and investigative accounting. Forensic Accountants utilize accounting, auditing and investigative skills when conducting an investigation. Equally critical, though, is the ability to respond immediately and to communicate financial information clearly and concisely in a courtroom setting. Forensic Accountants are trained to look beyond the numbers and deal with the business reality of the situation.

To be effective, forensic accountants must be analytical, detail-oriented, ethical, responsive, insightful, inquisitive, persistent, skeptical, evaluative, function well under pressure, generate new ideas and new scenarios, be confident, make people feel at ease, be a team player, and be adaptive.

Forensic accountants must also possess these skills: effective oral and written communication, critical/strategic thinking, auditing skills, investigative ability and intuitiveness, ability to synthesize results of discovery and analysis, think like a wrongdoer, tell the story, see the big picture, organize an unstructured situation, perform research, solve structured problems, analyze and interpret financial statements, have knowledge of relevant professional standards, experience testifying in court, fraud detection, general knowledge of rules of evidence and civil procedure, understand internal controls, and have knowledge of conflict negotiation and resolution. Whew!

Of all these traits, skills, and capabilities, the ability to comprehend the story, analyze it, unpack it, and tell the story in an easy to understand way is the differentiating skillset that sets us apart.

“I have worked with Greg on several occasions in cases involving the need for a forensic accountant. In each case, his work product has been exemplary. He has discovered fraud and embezzlement, and his efforts in each case have led to a favorable outcome. Further, I have found his knowledge of the accounting standards to be at the highest level. He is compassionate to his clients and dedicated to his work.”

– Garrick S., Attorney

Being aware of all of the above, the following capabilities accompany our forensic accounting services:

  • Ability to Simplify Information
  • Effective Oral Communications
  • Ability to Understand the Goals of the Case
  • Ability to Identify Key Issues
  • Investigative Intuitiveness
  • Effective Written Communications
  • Ability to Synthesize
  • Flexibility and Open-Mindedness
  • Breadth of Experience
  • Depth of Experience


Industry Experience

  • Agribusiness
  • Asphalt Paving
  • Automobile Manufacturers & Dealers
  • Automobile Body Shops
  • Automobile Repair Services
  • Background Search
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Business Consulting
  • Coal Mining Cable Repair
  • Common Interest Realty Associations
  • Computer Software Development
  • Concrete and Cement Products
  • Construction & Specialty Contractors
  • Country Clubs
  • CPA Firms
  • Distribution: Automobile Parts, Hardware & Industrial Supplies, Machinery & Equipment, Petroleum Products, Plumbing, Safety Products, Solar Energy Panels, and Others
  • Educational Institutions
  • Electrical Service Contractors
  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • Employment Services
  • Franchising
  • Government Contractors
  • Health Care & Equipment Sales
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Machine Tooling
  • Manufacturing: Agricultural Products, Apparel, Bakeries, Cement and Concrete, Furniture, High-tech Lumber & Wood Products, Metal Fabrication, Paint & Paint Products, Plastic and Rubber, and Others
  • Medical Malls
  • Ministries
  • Mortgage Banking
  • Municipal Governments and Utility Services
  • National Exposition Displays
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Physician Practice Groups
  • Professional Service Providers (Various)
  • Plumbing and HVAC
  • Personnel Services
  • Private Equity
  • Public Debt Offerings
  • Publishing
  • Real Estate Brokerage, Development & Management: Commercial & Residential
  • Real Estate Mortgage
  • Real Estate Title
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Trade: Books, Building Materials, Electronics, Hardware, Jewelry, Party Supplies,
  • Sporting Goods, Supplies, and Others
  • Retirement Plans
  • Telecommunications Companies
  • Timber Management