While legal work is often about solving problems, it should also be focused on preventing them. NewGate attorneys have proven skills in creating paradigms and processes at accounting firms for enterprise-wide risk identification, reporting, and management, including the development of successful risk management practices, employee training programs and compliance monitoring.
More than ever, law and regulations have become a part of the business world. NewGate lawyers have in depth knowledge of state accountancy regulations and have developed and implemented compliance programs not only specific to their accounting firm clients, but other businesses as well, including investment advisor and broker dealer activity.
Litigation is costly, time consuming and a huge management drain. Rarely handled in-house, litigation is invariably turned-over to outside counsel, which frequently does not treat the litigation as a business problem to be solved in cost efficient way. Our attorneys have extensive experience in managing complex litigation to a successful resolution along the shortest and least expensive path.
Inquiries & Investigations
NewGate has deep experience in handling government inquires, including responding to government subpoenas, interfacing with government officials, containing the scope of investigation, negotiating “immunity” agreements, representing clients during depositions, preparing clients for testimony before government agencies, and representing clients before state accountancy boards.
Disputes with clients over audit, tax and consulting engagements often involve complex technical issues that require a deep understanding of accounting and taxation principles. NewGate attorneys have extensive background in client disputes and can advise clients on pre-litigation matters and negotiate acceptable resolutions.
Professional Liability Coverage
Professional liability insurance is requirement today, which is often not well understood by accounting firm leaders. Frequently, questions arise about policy limits, retention levels, policy terms and exclusions, premiums, claims handling and denials, counsel selection and settlements. NewGate can help clients work with brokers and underwriters to navigate through the complexities of liability insurance.