Litigation Support and Forensic Accounting

Increasingly, businesses and individuals find themselves either initiating or being faced with disputes involving, or in anticipation of, legal or judicial proceedings. MichaelSilver can provide investigative and analytical services that assist clients and their legal counsels in resolving these matters.

Our Forensic team approach provides professionals with knowledge and expertise in judicial process and investigative and analytical techniques combined with a depth of hands-on experience in a wide variety of industries. This industry knowledge is critical in enabling us to provide insight to clients and their legal counsel in recommending strategies for developing evidence to support their positions.

Professional Credentials

  • Certified Forensic Accountant (CrFA)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Economics
  • Master of Science in Taxation (MST)


  • American College of Forensic Examiners
  • 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
    • Diagnostic or Operational Review
    • Crisis Management/Outsourced Controllership
    • Bankruptcy Filings
    • Preparation of Periodic Reports for Bankruptcy Court
    • Identification and Collection of Preferences
  • Divorce Actions
    • Discovery of Hidden Assets
    • Settlement Analysis, Financial, and Tax
    • Business and Other Property Valuation
  • Valuation Services
    • Divorce Settlements
    • Shareholder Disputes
  • Fraud and Other Investigative Services
    • Embezzlement Investigations
    • Assessment of Internal Controls
  • Forensic Reconstructions of Income or Assets
    • Insurance Claims
    • Federal or State Skimming Audit Defense
    • Litigation Damages
  • Expert Witness Testimony (related to any of the above)


To learn more, please contact MichaelSilver’s Litigation Support and Forensic Accounting Group leader, Jennifer A. Barliant, CPA, CGMA, Managing Partner, at 847-982-0333 or contact us.