Larry L. Bertsch, CPA & Associates, LLP provides forensic accounting and litigation support and related services to clients and attorneys.
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Offering a full range of accounting services
Who Does Our Forensic Accounting?
Mr. Bertsch is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). With respect to forensic accounting, the Firm investigates and analyzes financial evidence.
The CPA firm also develops computerized applications to assist in the analysis and presentation of financial evidence; communicates findings in the form of reports, exhibits and collections of documents; and assisting in legal proceedings, including testifying in court as an expert witness and preparing visual aids to support trial evidence.
Mr. Miller is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Specialist in Asset Recovery (CSAR). The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence. Such Examiners are trained to identify the warning signs and red flags that indicate evidence of fraud and fraud risk.
Mr. Miller has acquired the skills to understand how fraud is committed and how it can be identified; examine books and records to detect and trace fraudulent transactions; interview witnesses to obtain information; write investigation reports and advise clients as to their findings; and gain an understanding of the underlying factors that motivate individuals to commit fraud.
The CPA Firm has been called upon in numerous matters to:
- Assist in defining the accounting matters
- Assist attorney with discovery requests
- Summarize and analyze financial data and transactions
- Prepare reports and declarations
- Perform complex business valuations under family law rules
- Attend depositions to support opposing witness examination
- Assist in settlement negotiations
- Assess tax aspects of proposed settlements
- Assess issues for trial
- Prepare court exhibits for trial
- Testify as an expert witness in trial, if necessary
- Support attorney in witness cross-examination at trial
- Review judgment for accuracy of findings
Bankruptcy Support and Services
Larry L. Bertsch, CPA & Associates, LLP provides Bankruptcy support and related services to clients and attorneys.
Mr. Bertsch served as a panel Trustee for United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada between 1991 and 2000. He has served as an examiner, accountant and expert witness for Panel Trustees in subsequent years. He holds the distinction of having served as state-court receiver, federal court ancillary receiver, and responsible party for a debtor, which had been under his control in receivership, all at the same time. He managed to convince all three courts to hold joint hearings on pending matters which affected all parties. See In the News, Southwest Exchange.
The Firm provides both consulting and direct support for bankruptcy matters, including
- Locate and recover misappropriated and/or fraudulently obtained assets
- Assist in the recovery of preferential payments
- Assist in the locating related party transfers, hidden assets, fraudulent conveyances
- Valuation of Estate Assets and the carrying costs associated
- Assist in the liquidation of Estate assets
- Conduct an accounting or “flow of funds” of the debtor
Mr. Bertsch of Larry L. Bertsch, CPA & Associates, LLP has been appointed by Federal and State in business and family actions as a Receiver, Special Master, and Examiner. He has developed a reputation as a Court-appointed officer who gets the work done and with results.
- Receivership – When a Court appoints a Receiver, the Court directs the Receiver to take control of the business or property of an individual or individuals, or an entity or number of entities; or directs the Receiver to take control of assets of an individual or individuals, or an entity or number of entities; The Receiver may:
- Operate the entity or entities
- Marshall assets, collect receivables and liquidate assets to satisfy secured debt
- Operate and prepare a “wind-down” plan for the company
- Close the company for further instruction of the court.
- Conduct a forensic accounting of the individual or entity
- Investigate the individual or entity for fraud
- Locate and recover misappropriated or fraudulently obtained assets
- Liquidate the company with a view to maximizing return of cash to the estate
- Special Master – When a Court appoints a Special Master, the Court directs the Special Masters to assist the Court with specific fact or accounting issues in a matter. Such matters include
- Forensic accounting of both community and separate property
- Payments due from one marital party to the other
- Liquidation of community property
- Division of community property
- Sale of community property
- Forensic accounting of an individual or an entity in a non-family environment
- Examiner – When the Bankruptcy Court appoints an Examiner, the Bankruptcy Court gives specific directives pursuant to the Bankruptcy Code. Generally, the Bankruptcy Court requires
- Conducting a Forensic accounting of a company and/or individual
- Gathering information necessary for court to issue opinion on a case
IN THE NEWS
- 2011-10-01 – Judge orders accounting of Mob Experience finances
- 2009-01-27 – Southwest Exchange settlement: $91.7 million
- 2007-02-07 – Southwest Exchange put into receivership
- 2009-04-03 – Seibt Desert Retreat Park to be auctioned off April 22
- 2009-12-14 – All broke up: Elvis resort dream dashed, property to be sold