Douglas A. Boufford

A Chartered Accountant who provides Investigative and Forensic Accounting (IFA) services can greatly assist the lawyer in providing a successful solution to a client's matter, either by acting as an Expert Witness or by being a consultant to the lawyer and her/his client. The forensic accountant can be utilized during various stages of both civil and criminal investigations and litigation proceedings. These stages of litigation range from reviewing the merits of a potential case all the way through to providing expert testimony and/or consulting services at a court proceeding.
My training and experience as a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner, provides me with the tools and the expertise to assist you in your practice. In most instances, I will be retained by the lawyer to protect the solicitor-client privilege. Whether I am providing litigation support, expert testimony or acting as your advisor, I am committed to providing the highest quality financial evidence at a reasonable cost. Equally important is that I provide personal service and remain accessible to you at all times. Timely reporting is critical and I will work with you to ensure that your deadlines are met and will ensure that my analysis of the case will satisfy your requirements as well as the standards required by a court of law.
Listed below are several areas where I can help you, to help your client. While this list is not exhaustive, it gives an idea of some of the matters an IFA accountant can assist you with in your practice, when the case involves financial information.
General Litigation Matters:
  • e.g.
  • assist in evaluating the merits of a case at an early stage
  • assist with investigation focus
  • interviews and discoveries
  • commentary on opposing expert's report
  • preliminary draft expert report to aid in negotiating settlements prior to a formal proceeding
  • testifying as an expert witness at trial
  • assisting counsel in preparing strategy and questions for the examination-in-chief or cross-examination of witnesses
Loss Quantification Matters:
  • e.g.
  • personal injury/wrongful death
  • breach of contract
  • product liability
  • professional negligence (having served on the Practice Inspection Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario [ICAO] and on the Professional Conduct Committee for six years, including two years as Chair of the PCC, gives me additional insight into cases of professional negligence by accountants)
  • economic interference
  • intellectual property claims
  • property and income losses for insurance claim purposes (e.g. business interruption)
  • patent infringements
  • construction claims
  • wrongful dismissal
  • wrongful taking
  • losses of business income
  • contract disputes
Investigative-Related Matters:
  • e.g.
  • fraud/theft related matters (criminal, civil, insurance remedies)
  • financial statement manipulation
  • shareholder/partnership disputes
  • stock market fraud
  • investigation for hidden assets and unreported income (income tax, matrimonial and related disputes)
  • secret commissions
  • bank fraud
  • supplier kickback
  • computer crime
  • employee theft & fraud
  • allegations of income tax fraud/evasion
Automobile Insurance Matters:
  • e.g.
  • Income Replacement Benefit calculation
  • Other Accident Benefits calculation
  • Tort loss


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