Accounting Litigation

Industries, like accounting, that require professionals to provide advice and counsel are especially susceptible to malpractice-related claims. As such, it is imperative to have an attorney who understands the regulatory landscape of that profession and the venues where these cases are heard. At Yankwitt LLP, our New York attorneys are experienced at representing individuals and businesses, specifically in the accounting field, in professional liability claims before the courts, regulatory bodies, and in arbitrations and mediations.

We are deeply familiar with the issues with which accounting firms and their practitioners are typically confronted and have represented companies, individuals and firms on both sides of accounting malpractice claims. When accounting fraud issues are alleged in securities-related litigation or in tax matters, we also are prepared to handle the matter – whether it is a civil or criminal case.

We are focused on each client matter, consulting with investigators, data analysis experts and forensic accountants to learn the facts to build a strong defense. Accounting cases are often document-intensive; our lawyers are adept at reviewing records effectively and efficiently and using the information garnered to craft a winning defense strategy.

Our reputation as lawyers ready to take cases to trial frequently encourages our opponents to engage in pre-trial negotiations and offer favorable settlements. If we are brought into a criminal case at the early investigatory stages, our White Collar defense team is positioned to convince the state or federal government not to bring charges against our client. Early involvement and careful preparation are essential to a good result.

Our attorneys represent clients in accounting fraud and other accounting litigation, including cases involving:

  • False estate and trust accounting
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Tax evasion and tax fraud
  • Accounting malpractice
  • Accounting negligence
  • Payroll fraud