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  • Forensic Strategic Solutions

    Forensic Strategic Solutions is a full-service financial investigation firm offering a range of services across five integrated practice areas: fraud examination, investigative financial consulting, litigated business valuation, forensic technology and accounting malpractice. Our team of professionals combines deep experience in fraud investigation and litigation consulting with advanced data analytic techniques to arm our clients with fact-based, clearly-illustrated data and defensible positions, best situating them to resolve financial disputes in courts of law and other forums.

    Practice Areas

    Our team specializes in accounting and financial reporting issues, whether the alleged malpractice stems from fraud that was not uncovered by CPAs or from a failure by CPAs to follow professional standards.

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    We serve as an unrivaled cyber investigation resource by seamlessly integrating our capabilities in advanced data analytics and fraud investigation with our partners’ specialized expertise to protect against, identify, and respond to sophisticated organizational attacks led by internal or external threats.

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    Our team is composed of forensic accountants, financial investigators and data analysis experts who understand and comprehensively assess financial data to detect fraud, illustrate and testify about fraudulent activities, and identify and offer recommendations to protect business processes that are prone to future abuse.

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    We are uniquely positioned to offer financial consulting services that are enhanced by our team’s financial investigation expertise and litigation experience in forensic accounting, economic damages, financial distress, and illustrated analysis.

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    Our experienced business valuation team consults on economic, industry, financial, and capital markets data related to value and changes in value, providing formal reports and subject matter expert testimony for litigated valuation cases.

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    Forensic Strategic Solutions is a full-service financial investigation firm offering a range of services across five integrated practice areas. Learn more about the services we can provide by reading our case studies.

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    Blog

    Analyzing Assumptions in a Cash Flow Forecast

    Forecasts of future cash flows within the income approach to business valuation are loaded with assumptions. During my nearly two decades of business valuation experience, I have reviewed hundreds of valuation reports prepared by other experts that serve as a constant reminder that mathematical accuracy does not always equate to a reasonable value. I have seen erroneous assumptions made by business appraisers that range from illogical disconnects within the valuation to outright errors or unsubstantiated speculation. 

    Case Study

    Lost Earnings – Wrongful Termination – Civil Litigation

    FSS was hired to compute reasonable and reliable estimates of lost earnings for several plaintiffs and to testify to our findings of economic loss in federal court. Three law enforcement officers filed a civil suit against their former employer alleging they were wrongfully terminated in retaliation for reporting to state officials allegations of corruption and […]

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    Ralph Q. Summerford Featured in Business Alabama on Fraud Prevention

    Ralph Q. Summerford, president of Forensic Strategic Solutions, was featured in Business Alabama magazine in an article on fraud prevention. The article was published both online and in the publication’s July 2017 edition. In the article, Mr. Summerford stated that the most common fraud is committed by employees on employers. Mr. Summerford also discussed the […]