Forensic Accounting in Las Cruces, NM

About Marcus, Fairall, Bristol + CO., PLLC

Marcus, Fairall, Bristol + Co., PLLC has been in the accounting business for over 30 years it is a full service Certified Public Accountant firm located in El Paso, Texas. Our team of accountants is licensed by the Texas Board of Accountancy and the New Mexico Public Accounting Board. All our professionals are members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. We have helped individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations in El Paso, TX and Las Cruces, NM with their accounting issues including tax planning and IRS negotiations. 

Las Cruces Litigation Support

We at Marcus, Fairall, Bristol + Co., PLLC provide litigation support to the community of Las Cruces, NM. We offer consultation and support services to attorneys or others in regard to current and pending cases. Our managing partner in the firm is Certified in Financial Forensics Accounting by AICPA and his forensic accounting services is unmatched to other accounting firms because of his dedication to ease his clients of their financial burden and his extensive training skills, knowledge and experience. 

Financial Fraud Investigation Las Cruces, NM

Fraud happens when a person intentionally deceives another person with promises of goods, services, or financial benefit that is non existent, has no intention of providing it or it could also be a misrepresentation. People who use fraud can easily entice their victims to shell out money with no intention to deliver what those people paid for.  Marcus, Fairall, Bristol + Co., PLLC renders  financial fraud investigations in Las Cruces, NM. We pride ourselves for professionally addressing criminal violations involving fraud against banks, savings and loans associations, credit unions, check cashers, and stockbrokers.

Dispute Resolution Services in Las Cruses, NM

Marcus, Fairall, Bristol + Co., PLLC team of professionals has high standards of technical skills and knowledge in gathering, analyzing and evaluating evidence. We help clients who are seeking assistance in resolving dispute resolutions, serving as neutral accounting mediator, expert witnesses and advisors. Give us a call, we offer services to the communities of El Paso, Texas as well as the neighboring area of Las Cruces, NM.

When it comes to your accounting needs, let Marcus, Fairall Bristol + Co., PLLC do the job for you. We have a team of professional, certified public accountants who are licensed under the American Institute of Certified Public Accounting (AICPA) and our firm is located in El Paso, Texas. We also have an office at Las Cruces, NM that is roughly 30 miles away from El Paso. Las Cruces, NM has a population of around 100,000 people and Marcus, Fairall Bristol + Co., PLLC has been assisting businesses and individuals with forensic accounting in that area for the past 3 decades. Our main goal is to provide our expertise to accounting-related concerns for individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

Our managing partner, David Given Marcus, CPA is  Certified in Financial Forensics Accounting by AICPA and the CFF credential is granted who has achieved a significant proficiency in forensic accounting based on skills, knowledge and experience. He is one of the professional accountants in the country with extensive training and who has passed the licensing exams within the rapidly growing field of Forensic Accounting.

What is forensic accounting?

Forensic accounting is a specialized practice where the use of accounting, auditing with investigative skills are necessary to scrutinize gathered information of an individual or business that is acceptable in the court of law. Forensic accounting is usually used in fraud and theft cases to explain a financial crime in court. It is often thought of a more colorful side of accountancy because forensic accountants are like a financial detective  who investigates fraud or irregularities in finances, and giving advice on the financial aspects of disputes. 

What is a forensic accountant?

Forensic accountants are trained in forensic accounting to analyze, interpret and summarize financial and business matters. They are skilled in quantifying and determining the full extent of a loss. They collect, prepare, analyze and report data. Additionally, the tasks of forensic accountants include examining business records, analyzing historical statements, searching for any irregularities for business practices, tracing the flow of funds, compiling financial evidence, interviewing relevant parties and preparing a summary of evaluation of the situation in question. They can serve as consultants where they can be asked to help gauge an organization’s vulnerability to issues such as fraud and help companies implement controls that reduce exposure to criminal and civil wrongdoings, as well as irreparable damage to reputation. They can provide evidence or act as expert witnesses in testifying in court, arbitrations and mediations. When required, they may also be asked to collaborate with other experts. 

What qualifications do forensic accountants hold?

To be a forensic accountant begins with a relevant education. An aspiring forensic accountant should finish a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field with an available specialization in forensic accounting.  Finishing a bachelor’s degree with certificates or master’s degree in forensic accounting plus 150 credits postsecondary education will qualify for CPA licensure.  Before, during and after CPA licensure, certification from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), or the National Association of Forensic Accountants (NAFA) are required. 

Who uses forensic accountants?

The expert opinions of forensic accountants are used by insurance companies, independent adjusting firms, law enforcement agencies, government organizations, financial institutions, lawyers, small businesses and multinational corporations. 

Where can I find forensic accountants in Las Cruces?

For your forensic accounting needs, Marcus, Fairall, Bristol + CO., PLLC is the accounting firm that you can trust. We offer a wide range of forensic accounting services that is unrivaled, and we have a certified forensic accountant in the company who has proven track records in providing clear and concise assessments that can stand up to scrutiny. We have a team of accounting professionals that are exceptionally dedicated to serve you. If you need assistance especially in forensic accounting concerns, but could not find any forensic accountants in Las Cruces, we have an office at Las Cruces, NM and have been assisting individuals and businesses with forensic accounting for almost 3 decades. Don’t hesitate to contact us and we will gladly accommodate you.

Other Accounting Services that our firm offer:

  • Small business accounting. The need for proper financial management is essential to stay in the business. Our expert accountants can provide daily bookkeeping, tracking, recording, and analyzing the financial transactions of your business.
  • Tax planning. The purpose is to have tax efficiency suggesting strategies to reduce your tax liabilities.
  • Accounting for non-profit organizations. Our accountants help in preparing and filing the formation documents and assisting in the application of tax exempt status.
  • Tax problems and resolutions. Our professionals can give you advice and options to resolve your tax debt.

If you’re experiencing frustration with tax resolution, financial fraud, or have accounting questions, reach out to one of our accountants and we’ll make sure you get the best and most relevant information. Contact us if you need a CPA firm in Las Cruces, NM

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We’ll answer any and all of your tax, small business accounting, or general accounting questions and ensure you can make the best financial decision(s) possible. If you have any urgent questions please call (915) 775-1040

Forensic Accounting in Las Cruces, NM


230 Thunderbird Dr Ste G, El Paso, TX 79912

Phone: (915) 775- 1040

Full-Service CPA Firm in El Paso

Forensic Accounting Service in El Paso, TX

Financial fraud investigation, litigation support, dispute resolution

When it's time to settle a dispute over assets

Contact a Forensic Accountant

Marcus, Fairall, Bristol + Co., PLLC is an accounting firm in El Paso with a focus on forensic accounting. “Forensic accounting” is a specialized field that focuses on financial fraud investigations. Our Managing Partner David Given Marcus, CPA, CFF is Certified in Financial Forensics by the AICPA, and is among the first professional accountants in the country to train for and pass the licensing exams within the burgeoning field of Forensic Accounting. Today, it’s an exciting and fascinating branch of our accounting firm.

Marcus Fairall Bristol offers a full range of forensic accounting services, including investigating and resolving financial fraud for small and large businesses, personal estates and individuals as well as non-profit organizations. 

Marcus’ background in tax law, banking and financial accounting is crucial to his forensic work – along with knowing how and where money can be hidden. He works with attorneys, businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations. The forensic accountant can be jointly retained by both parties as opposed to just one side. In this way, both parties are more cooperative and better able to share critical information, while also reducing the service fee responsibility accrued by each side.

Forensic Accounting Poster

In general, forensic accounting investigations include the following: 

estate settlements with contested – or hidden – assets. Beneficiaries want to find answers; and they want a resolution. When dependents and other heirs have certain perceived or actual claims to a family estate.

litigation support – prepares experts and depositions and provides expert testimony in state and federal courts on behalf of the plaintiff or defendant- helping to unravel complicated financial disputes and explain the nature of financial crimes in court. 

financial fraud and mismanagement – such as insurance fraud, falsification of documents, money laundering, asset theft and more.

dispute/conflict resolution – Assist with business contract disputes, shareholder/partner disputes, employee termination disputes

business valuation – Based on income, market and assets/liabilities.

Former and current contracts include numerous litigation support engagements with attorneys in the El Paso area and surrounding region including Las CrucesNew Mexico. 

Some current and former engagements:

* Under contract with a major school district to review compliance complaints brought to the board of trustees as well as with local county government for consultation regarding policy regarding purchasing department.

* Engaged to investigate asset misappropriation by estate administrators as well as the beneficiaries of the estate. 

* Engaged to prove intermingling of assets which allows the attorney to “pierce the corporate veil” giving the attorney suing a corporation greater access to shareholders’ personal assets when looking for dollars to satisfy judgements.

* Multiple cases involving discovery of hidden assets

* Multiple divorce cases in which one spouse is charged with  “wasting the marital estate” and therefore causing damage to the other spouse.

* Engaged to locate evidence of theft of assets by company employees

When to hire a forensic accountant?

If you are considering hiring a forensic CPA you can read our post on “When to Hire A Forensic Accountant

“As outside counsel, we determine if there is evidence to prove criminal mismanagement, embezzlement, evidence of stolen merchandise and/or laundered money. It’s our job to set things right when our clients must prove they are victims of financial fraud.” ~ David Given Marcus, CPA, CFF, Managing Partner of Marcus, Fairall, Bristol, + Co PLLC

Request a no-cost consultation with our forensic accountant

Find out what you need in order to proceed with your investigation. MFB will ensure you get the help you need to resolve any financial fraud or disputes. If you have any urgent questions please call (915) 775-1040 and contact one of our local CPAs in El Paso, TX.

Forensic Accounting in El Paso, TX


230 Thunderbird Dr Ste G, El Paso, TX 79912

Phone: (915) 775- 1040

Full-Service CPA Firm in El Paso

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