Cohen Hamilton Steger & Co.’s experts are sought out for our expertise in damages quantification, business valuation and forensic accounting. Stemming from our professionals’ collective mandates over four decades, we have acquired deep industry knowledge in a variety of industries, from A to Z. We know the opportunities and threats that businesses face, from bread-and-butter manufacturing to complex financial products, and a lot in between. Knowing and researching each industry’s drivers, competitive landscape, and future prospects translates into a credible and compelling expert report.
Accredited training is the starting point that lays the foundation for excellence, and when it comes to credentials our professionals have them. Our experts hold foundational designations such as Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, Canada) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA, US), along with various specialist designations including Chartered Business Valuator (CBV), Investigative and Forensic Accountant (IFA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
Experience is a great teacher and collectively our quantification experts have over 150 years of it. What that tells you is we have worked on a wide array of mandates across many different industries and jurisdictions. Our team has the depth of knowledge to tailor the proper approach and methodology to each situation, allowing us to conduct effective research, and analyze and organize the information for maximum impact and efficiency. We prepare clear, concise reports and affidavits and provide authoritative expert witness testimony in court as well as in hearings and mediations.
When your accountant or valuator is testifying as your expert witness, you want to be certain that the work will meet the standards of the court and is independent and objective. You need findings that are presented in a clear and compelling manner. We deliver. Our team members have experience testifying as experts in the Federal Court of Canada as well as in the courts of Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick. We have also provided testimony in the United Kingdom and the British Virgin Islands courts and have testified as experts in domestic and international arbitrations.
To see the breadth of some of our representative cases in various industries, please click through the case examples below.