Engel & Engel is a Los Angeles forensic accounting firm. For over 30 years, we have provided clients with high-level forensic accounting services. Our clients include top law firms, public corporations, and private companies, seeking forensic accounting services on a variety of litigation issues for both plaintiffs and defendants. Our experience includes testifying in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts.

We rely on decades of experience and powerful analytical tools to expose hidden transactions, detect manipulated and erroneous information, and identify inconsistencies contained in relevant business records. We work with trial counsel to build a compelling forensic analysis that is understandable to judges and juries. With six professional certifications, extensive experience, and 20 research publications, clients can be confident that our forensic accounting analyses are consistent with established legal and financial principles that can withstand the scrutiny of the court.

When the stakes are high, Engel & Engel can serve as your expert in connection with the following:

Economic Damages

  • Contract Damages
  • Lost Profits
  • Lost Goodwill
  • Out of Pocket Damages
  • Mitigation Analysis
  • Rescission Damages
  • Benefit of the Bargain Damages
  • Business Interruption Damages
  • Lost Profits for Unestablished Businesses
  • Reliance Damages
  • Personal Injury Damages

Fraud Investigation

  • Contract Fraud
  • Misappropriation of Funds
  • Securities Fraud
  • Construction Fraud
  • Embezzlement Schemes
  • Criminal & Civil Fraud
  • Ponzi Schemes
  • Fraudulent & Misleading
    Financial Statements
  • Money Laundering
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Tracing of Funds

Business Valuation

  • Corporate Valuation
  • Minority Shareholder Valuation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Net Worth Valuation

Bankruptcy & Insolvency

  • Fraudulent Transfer Analysis
  • Insolvency Analysis
  • Preference Analysis
  • Liquidation Analysis
  • Plans of Reorganization
  • Bankruptcy Fraud

Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation & Infringement Damages

  • Patent Infringement
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Business Competition

Real Estate Litigation

  • Ownership
  • Capital Contribution
  • Misleading Income and Expenses Provided to Buyer
  • Distributions
  • Shareholder/Partnership Agreements
  • Capital Accounts
  • Historical Revenues, Expenses and Hidden Distributions
  • Loans and Proceeds
  • Operating Agreements

 

Construction Litigation

  • Construction Billing & Costs
  • Construction Delay Calculation
  • Construction Fraud
  • Revenue & Cost Recognition
  • Ikley Formula Calculation
  • Construction Accounting

Alter Ego

  • Alter Ego Factors
  • Alter Ego Undercapitalization

Fraudulent Transfers

Employment Litigation & Wrongful Termination

  • Historical Lost Earnings
  • Projected Lost Earnings
  • Lost Benefits
  • Mitigation Analysis

Business Interruption

  • Lost Sales
  • Lost Profits
  • Expenses Incurred in connection with business interruption
  • Mitigation Analysis in connection with business interruption
  • Analysis of Market Conditions relating to business interruption

Personal Injury

  • Historical Lost Earnings
  • Projected Lost Earnings
  • Historical Medical Costs
  • Projected Medical Costs
  • Mitigation Analysis

Auditing & Accounting / Accounting Malpractice

  • Partnership & Corporate Dissolution
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principals
  • Generally Accepted Auditing Standards
  • Accounting & Auditing Malpractice
  • Fraudulent Financial Statements
  • Going Concern Analysis

Partnership/Shareholder Dissolutions

  • Dissolution Accounting
  • Shareholder Valuation
  • Shareholder Derivative Claims
  • Minority Shareholder Discount

Industry Expertise

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Apparel
  • Art Galleries and Museums
  • Automobile
  • Charitable and Nonprofits
  • Construction
  • Cannabis
  • Distributorships
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Finance
  • Franchises
  • Government
  • Home Owners Associations (HOA)
  • Hospitality (Food & Beverage, Restaurants)

  • Hospitals / Healthcare Facilities
  • Imports & Exports
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Investment
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Practices
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Professional Services Practices
  • Real Estate Acquisition & Investment
  • Real Estate Property¬†Management
  • Retail
  • Shipping and Transportation
    • Investments
    • Warehousing
  • Technology