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Litigation Support

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Whatever the reason for litigation — marital dissolution, shareholder/partner dispute, fraud, insurance claim, or a commercial lawsuit — some type of financial information will likely play an important role in resolving the matter. How that information is analyzed, interpreted and presented could determine the outcome.

That’s why you need the assistance of accounting professionals who understand how financial reports are developed, what the numbers mean and how to use them in testimony to support your case. These are areas in which Yount, Hyde & Barbour’s Litigation Support Team excels.

Our forensic accountants have helped attorneys and their clients develop and use financial information to their advantage in a variety of cases. Our knowledge of many industries gives us financial insight that others find hard to match. And our litigation support experience enables us to assist with strategy by anticipating questions and issues related to the case.

Our litigation support team has an exceptionally deep knowledge of industry regulations and issues acquired through continuing professional education and active involvement in the below associations:

YHB welcomes the opportunity to be of assistance to you. Our litigation support services include:

  • Identification of hidden assets
  • Business valuation
  • Calculation of damages or lost income
  • Financial statement analysis and interpretation
  • Case strategy and expert witness testimony
  • Development of charts and other visuals for presenting financial information
  • Fraud detection and investigation
  • Critique of financial information presented by opposing counsel
  • Tracing of proceeds and distressed loan analysis

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Tristan F. Spence
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Tristan F. Spence
CPA, CVA
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About Tristan

Tristan graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002. Tristan has been performing a variety of accounting, auditing, including management advisory services, financial statement analysis, and valuation services for more than 20 years. Prior to joining YHB in 2022, he was a member of the Glass Jacobson team as an Audit and Assurance Services Manager.

Expertise

In addition to his expertise in audit and accounting, Tristan has experience working with companies that have difficult revenue recognition policies, unusual/exotic equity structures and stock/performance based compensation arrangements.

Memberships and Other Interests

Tristan is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Maryland and is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).

In his spare time, Tristan enjoys golfing, working with computers, and investing in the stock market.

Michael Creamer
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Michael Creamer
CPA, CFP, CDFA, BFA
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About Michael

Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Joseph’s University and an education certificate from the College for Financial Planning. 

He became a certified public accountant (CPA) in 1992 and a certified financial planner (CFP®) in 1997. He is an investment advisor representative, an accredited investment fiduciary, an accredited domestic partnership advisor (ADPA) and a certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA™). He also is a licensed annuity, life, and health insurance agent. Michael is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA), and the Financial Planning Association.

Michael joined YHB in 2022 with Glass Jacobson Financial Group. He comes with over 10 years of experience.

Expertise

Michael specializes in accounting and tax compliance and has extensive experience working with real estate management and development firms, professional service businesses, retailing, franchises, hi-tech industries, investment companies, start-ups, not-for-profit organizations, and medical practices. He also helps his clients with income tax planning, investment management, and retirement planning.

Jennifer Files
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About Jennifer

Jennifer joined Yount, Hyde & Barbour in 2003 and holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Robert Morris University. She is a member of numerous organizations within the community, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts and is also on the Special Review Committee of the Government Finance Officers Association.

Experience

Throughout her career, she has worked on a variety of audit, tax, and consulting engagements for clients across many industries. She continues to lead our clients Single Audit compliance, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and governmental audit needs. Since discovering her passion for internal controls and fraud prevention, she has performed numerous forensic accounting and litigation support engagements, including conducting forensic analysis and investigation and interviews of witnesses and potential persons of interest. Working in conjunction with YHB’s niche specialists, she is able to assist with internal control, fraud and litigation support needs across various industries.

Expertise

She enjoys working with clients to identify deficiencies in their internal control environment, to find efficiencies in their processes, and to help clients defend and protect their bottom line.  Jennifer specializes in the design and implementation of internal controls to help prevent fraud. Because of her specialized knowledge, Jennifer is often invited to speak to audiences regarding internal controls, fraud and forensic accounting. She has expanded her expertise by becoming a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).

Approach

Every client, every company, every control environment is unique. Jennifer takes the time to thoroughly understand her client’s needs and objectives. The result is a customized solution. No two businesses (or fraud cases) are alike, and for that reason, no two internal control structures should be either.

 

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What Clients are Saying

 

“Jennifer Files has been involved in leading our audit for several years.  First as the manager and then, most deservedly, after her promotion to partner.  She goes out of her way to be available.  Communicated well and is extremely easy to work with.  Top Shelf.” – Mark M.