Diving Deep Into Forensic Accounting
Lathrop GPM formed in 2020, with the merge of two successful law firms with over 100 years of service. Lathrop GPM partners with clients to deliver high-quality legal services to help them achieve their most fundamental objectives. Steven Kutscheid, a Lathrop GPM Partner, calls BerganKDV’s Steve Wischmann when he is working on a case and notices illegal financial gaps such as embezzlement and employee misappropriations that require forensic accounting to prepare for court.
Kutscheid utilizes Steve and his team of forensic accountants to meticulously analyze and restructure financial records to catch white collar criminals. One of many examples include when Steve and team worked with Lathrop GPM on a complex shareholder misappropriation case. Steve spent six months combing through 20 years’ worth of financial records, creating a detailed report that showed a deceased shareholder had sent his family over $1.3 million dollars over the past two decades.
“Steve was referred to me due to his expertise in white collar criminal investigation work. I enjoy working with him and his team at BerganKDV because they are very thorough and knowledgeable in the different methods companies use to hide illegal activity. Steve’s deep understanding of transactions and conversions has helped my team build cases when we were unsure of next steps. His detailed efforts are incredible.”