Dispute Resolution Services


James P. Schnell, CPA/ABV, CVA






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Dispute Resolution Services

From Complaint to Verdict, we have aided attorneys and clients through the life cycle of litigation. We understand the importance of a well-planned and flawlessly implemented litigation strategy, and we can provide our accounting and financial expertise to help you round out your team. Our professionals at Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. have experience testifying in a variety of settings and we have consulted with clients to successfully settle matters in order to avoid the cost and risk of trial.

Experience providing services in the following cases working on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants:

  • Breach of contract damage computations for the following:
    • Supplier/customer agreements
    • Rent and tenancy agreements
    • Post-acquisition working capital disputes
    • Non-compete agreements
    • Employment contract disputes
    • Quantum meruit construction claims
  • Minority shareholder oppression
  • Executor and trustee fiduciary duty issues
  • Wrongful termination and other loss of earnings claims
  • Accounting firm malpractice defense
  • Matrimonial matters
  • Fraudulent conveyance claims
  • Performance of the accounting function in receivership cases
  • Trust accounting services, including Surrogate's Court accounting
We can serve your needs at any point throughout the life cycle of a business dispute:
  • Initial assessment of any financial claims, including a review of the facts and financial documents of a case giving rise to the dispute
  • Discovery consulting, including document requests and motions to compel for financial documents, agreements, and any other relevant documents
  • Consulting for mediation hearings and preparation of figures for settlement purposes in advance of trial
  • Damage computations, loss profit calculations
  • Preparations of reports containing expert witness opinions, including rebuttal opinions
  • Expert witness testimony at deposition, arbitration, or trial:
    • Identification of fiduciary duty, reasonable care, and standard business practices for accounting malpractice matters
    • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles or specialized tax accounting

See our Dispute Resolution Services case work from May 2014 to present