Forensic Accounting

Forensic Accounting



Top-Tier Analytical and Assessment Professionals

MichaelSilver provides investigative and analytical services that assist clients and their legal counsels in resolving disputes involving, or in anticipation of, legal or judicial proceedings.

Our Forensic-team approach provides top-tier professionals with knowledge and expertise in judicial process and investigative and analytical techniques, with reports designed to efficiently provide information to the court or clearly present data in a defined manner to aid in settlement discussions.



Professional Credentials

  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Science in Taxation (MST)


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts


  • Damage Studies
    – Insurance Claims
    – Contract Disputes
    – Civil and Criminal Litigation/Settlements
  • Financially Troubled Businesses and Bankruptcy Services
    – Crisis Management/Outsourced Controllership
    – Preparation of Periodic Reports for Bankruptcy Court
  • Divorce Actions
    – Discovery of Hidden Assets
    – Settlement Analysis, Financial, and Tax
    – Business Valuation
  • Valuation Services
    – Shareholder Disputes
    – Pre-nuptual Agreements
  • Fraud and Other Investigative Services
    – Embezzlement Investigations
    – Assessment of Internal Controls
  • Forensic Reconstructions of Income or Assets
    – Insurance Claims
    – Litigation Damages
  • Expert Witness Testimony (related to any of the above)

We help identify and resolve problems quickly and
with discretion to foster favorable outcomes.

Jennifer A. Barliant

Judy Mason

CPA, CVA, Partner

Judy Mason

Judy Mason

CPA, CVA, CEPA, Partner

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