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Forensic Accounting and Litigation Services


“Forensic” means “relating to or dealing with the application of scientific knowledge to legal problems”.  The term “forensic accounting” refers to accounting engagements that result from actual or anticipated disputes or litigation.

Manis & Company assists clients and attorneys in all types of commercial and family law (divorce) matters. We have extensive experience as consultants in litigation matters and have been qualified as expert witnesses in Florida courts due to our expertise, reputation, effective communication skills and courtroom presence. Our firm is able to respond to the demands of legal and corporate proceedings quickly, efficiently and accurately. Our forensic accounting and litigation services include, but are not limited to the following:

 

Family Law (Divorce) Services


Family law cases are extremely document sensitive. Oftentimes, our firm is engaged in the beginning of the case to assist the attorney and the client with the entire discovery process from start to finish. By utilizing specialized production control software, specific to professionals in the legal field, we are able to efficiently and effectively maintain and deal with large volumes of documents in complex cases.

We keep abreast of legal trends in Family Law by attending and lecturing at continuing legal education classes such as the Florida Bar, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers ("AAML") and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers ("IAML"). Our focus in these matters includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Discovery and Production of Documents
  • Financial Affidavit Preparation
  • Financial Analysis of Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Equitable Distribution of the Marital Estate
  • Business Valuation
  • Evaluation of Marital vs. Non Marital Assets and Liabilities
  • Asset Tracing
  • Analysis of Alimony and Child Support
  • Lifestyle Analysis
  • Analysis of Income
  • Attend Mediations
  • Evaluation of the Risks and Rewards of Litigation from a Financial Perspective
  • Evaluation of the Tax Consequences of Settlement Proposals
  • Expert Financial Witness Testimony at Depositions, Hearings and Trials

 

Commercial Litigation Services


Our firm has the skills and capabilities to quickly analyze and calculate financial claims in all types of commercial litigation cases, including, but not limited to, shareholder disputes, lost profits calculations and dissenting shareholder actions.

Other Litigation Services


In addition to the above, we also have experience in personal injury, wrongful death and probate cases.

Business Valuation


When selecting a business valuation professional, it is important to consider the individual’s credentials and training as a valuation professional.  Our firm’s partners are accredited in Business Valuations from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants ("AICPA"), as well as members of the Institute of Business Appraisers ("IBA") and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts ("NACVA").  We understand the importance of staying abreast of current events and changes in the valuation industry and are diligent in our continuing education in this area.  Manis & Company provides an extensive range of business valuation services, which are conducted for a variety of business and personal reasons, including:

  • Marital Dissolutions
  • Estate and Gift Tax Valuations
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Dissenting Shareholder Actions
  • Due Diligence Engagements
  • Partnership and Shareholder Disputes and Dissolutions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Reorganizations

Family (Divorce) Law Mediation


A mediator is a neutral and impartial third party, who acts to reduce obstacles in communication, assists in resolving issues by exploring alternatives, and helps facilitate the voluntary resolution of a dispute. Mediation is an informal and non-adversarial process designed to assist in the resolution of disputes between parties. Mr. Manis has more than 14 years of experience as a Family Law Mediator and assists parties in resolving their disputes in complex Family Law matters.