Services



Litigation and Economic Consulting




Corporate Governance


Compliance with regulatory rules and regulations has become more prominent since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Hunter Stevens has been engaged to analyze and report on proper auditing and financial reporting issues, and CEO, CFO and director responsibility. We are intimately familiar with the COSO Framework for Internal Controls and we use this expertise to assist audit committees in helping them refine the processes they use and to ensure the establishment of appropriate internal controls and procedures.



Areas of Expertise:



    • Enterprise Risk Management

    • Internal Audit Services

    • Board Leadership

    • Management Succession

    • Mergers and Acquisition





Forensic Accounting and Investigations


Hunter Stevens team (including Certified Public Accountants, Certified Fraud Examiners, PhDs, MBAs, former Big Four partners and staff) have more than four decades of advising the nation’s leading law firms, the Department of Justice, SEC, PCAOB, and clients to investigate alleged financial reporting errors and irregularities, fraud and corruption. We have testified in state and federal courts often involving well-publicized cases where billions of dollars are at stake.



Areas of Expertise


  • Asset Misappropriation

  • Embezzlement

  • Fraud Investigations

  • Whistleblower Investigations

  • Regulatory Investigations

  • Earn-out Disputes

  • Securities Litigation

  • Related-party Transactions

  • Restatements

  • Accounting Malpractice

  • Bankruptcy Fraud



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Investigations


Hunter Stevens provides support services spanning the entire litigation process. Our specialists provide expert testimony and offer needed outside expertise on financial and technical matters. Additionally, Hunter Stevens’ professionals are experienced in coordinating with other technical experts and can assist you in the following ways:



Pretrial Discovery Support


  • Recommend appropriate financial, statistical, tax and other business records for inclusion in document requests.

  • Contribute technical input to motions, pleadings and briefs.

  • Assist in the formulation of deposition and interrogatory questions.

  • Evaluate the significance of deposition testimony and provide other technical assistance during the taking or giving of depositions.

  • Gather and interpret data from outside sources.

  • Identify case information and document retrieval requirements, and develop plans for gathering relevant data.

  • Review and evaluate alternative case information management systems.

  • Restatements

  • Accounting Malpractice

  • Bankruptcy Fraud




Case Analysis


  • Establish or refute the existence or extent of a particular business, financial, statistical, tax or economic condition.

  • Analyze cost or price issues, including cost estimates, cost allocations, price justifications, comparative price analyses and product costs.

  • Perform financial analyses, including profitability analyses, financial forecasts, valuations, merger and acquisition analyses and financial modeling.

  • Evaluate sales issues, including revenue forecasting, market projections, market share analyses, and comparative and lost sales analyses.

  • Determine relevant markets, market power, market prices, price elasticity and product substitution.

  • Perform statistical analyses, including statistical sampling, statistical inference, regression analyses, time series analyses, correlation analyses and probability theory.




Support During Trial


  • Provide expert testimony during proceedings.

  • Assist in preparing witnesses.

  • Present complex evidentiary material in a way juries can understand.

  • Develop rebuttal testimony.

  • Assist in preparation of exhibits, charts and graphs for use during trial exhibits.




Areas of Expertise:


  • Bankruptcy and Insolvence

  • Class Action Litigation

  • Corporate Governance

  • Damages Analysis

  • Fraud and Forensic Accounting Investigations

  • Industry Specific Capabilities

  • Domestic and International Arbitration

  • Securities Law Violations




Venture Financing


Hunter Stevens is adept at helping your business find venture funding. We can help you find the appropriate investor(s) to meet your needs and grow your business. Hunter Stevens works deep capital market experience and has the skillset to direct you to the right backers.



Areas Of Expertise


  • Raising Cash

  • Business Plan (Pitchdeck) Review

  • Term Sheet Review

  • Alternative Funding Methods (Debt or Equity)

  • Understanding the Term Sheet

  • Negotiation of Terms (for both parties)




White Collar Crime


The nature of white collar crime requires highly experienced and trained experts that possess the skill to uncover and explain complex accounting and financial reporting issues, as well as, identify fraudulent activities. Hunter Stevens brings an unparalleled experience and expertise to these situations. It is for that reason that the nation’s leading law firms, the Department of Justice, the SEC and other regulatory agencies engage us to investigate and testify in these types of matters.



Areas Of Expertise


  • Securities Litigation

  • Internal Investigations

  • Regulatory Matters


Business Advisory and Strategic Services


Corporate Compliance and Risk Management


Increased scrutiny on fraud and corruption requires companies to develop compliance programs in order to minimize legal and economic risk. Our team of experts advises companies on developing comprehensive and implementing corporate compliance and risk management programs domestically and worldwide. And if a situation arises, we are particularly adept at performing internal investigations and as a result, our reports and findings have been used to resolve critical business, regulatory and legal challenges.



Areas of Expertise:



    • Corporate Compliance Program Development

    • Board Compliance and Governance Training and Education

    • Risk Assessment and Mitigation

    • Fraud Detection and Prevention

    • Compliance Monitoring and Strategic Support

    • Internal Investigations and Litigation Support




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Hunter Stevens has a long history of providing services relating to financial institutions domestically and internally. It was this reason the firm was selected to do the investigation of Fannie Mae that led to its restructuring. We are engaged by the nation’s leading law firms, the Department of Justice, SEC, PCAOB and other regulatory agencies to investigate and report on matters concerning the financial crisis beginning in 2006, including the well publicized Madoff Ponzi Scheme.



Areas of Expertise:


  • Governance and Risk Management

  • Securities Fraud Analysis

  • Financial Reporting

  • Transfer Pricing Analysis

  • Dollar Roll Transactions

  • Regulatory Consulting Services

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Shareholder Disputes

  • Post-Acquisition Disputes (Earn-outs)

  • Valuations

  • Business Combinations

  • Calculation of Economic Damages

  • Adequacy of Due Diligence and Disclosure

  • Lender Liability

  • Regulatory Capital Requirements

  • Standard and Acceptable Banking Practices

  • Board of Director and Management Responsibilities



Restructuring and Debt Advisory


Balancing the interests of stakeholders (management, investors and creditors) often takes the skill of seasoned professionals. Proper strategies to implement cost reduction/cash generation strategies together with crisis stabilization are fundamental to any restructuring scenario. Hunter Stevens has dealt with both large, complex situations, to those of smaller enterprises to restructure operations and debt, and negotiate critical deal points.



Areas of Expertise:


  • Crisis Stabilization

  • Financial Restructuring

  • Operational Restructuring

  • Debt Advisory



Strategic Services


Hunter Stevens provides a balance of industry and technical expertise with decades of experience to fine tune vision and provide clarity to corporate initiatives. We work with boards and senior management to define goals and objectives, institute change and monitor outcomes in a timely and cost effective manner that results in long-term shareholder value.



Areas of Expertise:


  • Interim Management (Loss of Key Executive)

  • Avoidance of Costly Litigation

  • Obsolete Business Models (Business and Product Planning)

  • Debt and Equity Financings

  • Debt Restructuring

  • M&A Advisory Services

  • Valuation and Other Strategic Services

  • Turnaround Management



Turnaround Management


Hunter Stevens provides interim management leadership in the time of financial and operational crisis. We are particularly adept at gaining an understanding of problem areas and designing an appropriate turnaround strategy. Troubled enterprises often have sever cash flow problems with near term liquidity issues or in some instances, insolvency. Among other things Hunter Stevens will gain control of cash, identify cash generation opportunities, renegotiate trade and credit facilities and raise cash via the sale of equity or debt.



Areas of Expertise:


  • Turnaround Advisory

  • Interim Management

  • Debtor In Possession

  • Creditor Advisory

  • Crisis Management

  • Strategic Services