Forensic Accounting

Forensic Accounting uses financial and statistical analysis to assist and support in the settlement of actual or anticipated litigation, including commercial damages and economic valuation. Often this involves serving as an expert witness in court proceedings.

John Markel brings a broad range of education, experience, and financial expertise, which allows him to delve into the financial intricacies of the business, and then present his findings clearly and without bias in the final written expert report, and/or in oral expert testimony in a court of law.

His intrinsic understanding of forensic accounting principles gives him the ability to determine the underlying financial characteristics of a transaction, contract, or economic event and his application of analytical techniques allow for the fair computation (or rebuttal) of lost profits, economic damages or other monetary losses.

John Markel has extensive experience in investigating financial records. He has applied investigative techniques in the following contexts.

  • Personal injury damages rebuttal
  • Bankruptcy
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Divorce
  • Embezzlement
  • Tracing hidden assets
  • Dealer or franchise termination
  • Piercing the corporate veil
  • Construction claims