RGL Forensics expands in Florida

News, Commercial Dispute ResolutionJune 2016

Legal

Commercial Dispute Resolution reports on the addition of litigation boutique Stahl Forensic and Valuation Experts into RGL Forensics, with both of its principals appointed as RGL partners.

As appeared in Commercial Dispute Resolution, June 30, 2016.

By: Dimitar Ganev

Litigation boutique Stahl Forensic and Valuation Experts has joined financial investigations company RGL Forensics, with both of its principals appointed as RGL partners.

Forensic and Valuation Experts, a Florida-based forensic accounting and litigation boutique specialising in commercial litigation consulting and quantifying matrimonial cases for law firms, has merged with financial investigations company RGL Forensics, whose primary focus is on the insurance, legal and corporate markets.

Stahl Forensics has consulted and provided expert testimony in commercial litigation, bankruptcy, eminent domain and tax proceedings, and has also handled accounting, financial forensics, valuation and fraud investigation.

Both of Stahl Forensic’s principals, Briggs Stahl and Diane Womack, have become RGL partners and have brought their entire team.

Stahl has more than 30 years of court experience and expertise in the financial aspects of litigation support, forensic accounting, business valuation, commercial damages, business interruption and contractual disputes. Prior to Stahl Forensics, he spent 12 years at Baumann, Stahl, Raymondo & Company.

With more than 20 years of litigation and accounting experience, Womack focuses on forensic accounting, valuation and business damages, working with attorneys and their clients in the analysis of financial issues relating to commercial disputes.

She is well-versed in matters arising out of white-collar crime, breach of contract, shareholder disputes, business interruption claims, business valuation issues, conducting financial investigations for companies in matters such as fraud, misappropriations, and revenue recognition Additionally, she is an expert witness in Federal and State Court and joined Stahl after two years at Navigant Consulting.

“We welcome Briggs, Diane and the entire Stahl team to RGL, and are very excited about adding to our offering geographically as well as operationally. Stahl’s expertise and leadership in commercial litigation cases will strengthen our presence in this market segment,” Angela MacPhee, chief executive of RGL Forensics, said in a statement. “We look forward to sharing their knowledge and experience across the firm and offering this expertise to our clients.”

“RGL’s focus on forensic accounting and our shared cultural and philosophical approach makes it a perfect match for our business. Stahl’s clients will benefit from the firm’s global scale, ability to put together teams across continents and in-house industry expertise. Joining with them also gives us the critical mass we need to grow as a business,” Briggs Stahl commented. “We can now offer additional services to our clients – many of which we previously needed to outsource – thereby maintaining control of the high quality of service we provide, at all times.”

Elsewhere, other expert consultancy companies have also been active – disputes-specialist forensic accounting firm Haberman Ilett expanded its Russia and CIS practice in April by hiring Sergei Petrosov, while PwC boosted its forensic disputes practice last October with the addition of Tim Allen. In November last year, Berkeley Research Group launched two offices in Singapore and Sydney offering financial and economic expert services for arbitration and litigation.

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