Where can I find an experienced litigator to handle a high profile case involving an accounting firm? Have a portfolio of evidence, can take on contingent basis.
Your question isn't really clear. If the accounting firm did not represent you (i.e. was not your accountant) then it is exceptionally hard to sue them. You don't have a relationship against them. Now with that said, about 5 years ago, I brought a collusion suit against an attorney that I thought colluded with his client in bad faith against my client --- one of very few to survive summary judgment in NY. I believe a carefully drafted complaint against an accounting firm could survive summary judgment, but it would depend on the facts. Not easy, and I doubt you'll find many attorneys who even know about this cause of action, but it is possible. Please see my disclaimer.
If you'd like to discuss, please feel free to call. Jeff Gold Gold, Stewart & Benes, LLP 1854 Bellmore Ave Bellmore, NY 11710 Telephone -516.512.6333 Email - [email protected]
It's hard to sue an accountant for malpractice because they usually require their clients to sign a contract which disclaims a lot of liability, as well as requiring arbitration rather than a lawsuit.
Since your query pertains to collusion (with who?) or malpractice during litigation, maybe you're referring to an expert witness?
Anyway. 1st review your contract to see which state's law governs and whether you need to mediate or arbitrate. Then start searching, You can use AVVO's search function to look for litigators in your area and then interview them to see if they have any experience suing accountants. You can also search engines to look for lawyers who specialize in this area of law.
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