Forensic and Litigation

Uptick in False Claims & Fraud Could Spell Trouble for PPP Loan Recipients

Regulatory and enforcement actions are expected to increase in the foreseeable future as a result of the substantial number of businesses that applied for and received funds under the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Recipients of the PPP loans should be mindful of the legal risks the borrowers and/or organization may face…

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Business Valuation Considerations In The Midst Of An Economic Downturn

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have manifested in new ways of working virtually, historic unemployment levels, increased divorce rates, and many other evolving ways.[1] Closely held businesses have experienced unforeseen profitability growth or decline depending on the industry and other unique attributes of a specific company. In valuing a privately held company, the COVID-19…

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Jeffrey Baresciano, CPA, CFF, ABV, CVA Joins Mercadien as a Director

Princeton, NJ & Philadelphia, PA – Myron M. Gellman, MBA, CBA, CMC, Chief Executive Officer of Mercadien, is pleased to announce the addition of Jeffrey Baresciano, CPA, CFF, ABV, CVA to the organization’s Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support team as a Director. Jeff’s arrival will allow our team to expand on these existing services and…

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Frank Pina Featured Guest on RVN TV’s Behind the Numbers

Frank Pina, CPA, CFF, CFE, CGMA, Managing Director with Mercadien’s Forensic & Litigation Support Services Group, was a featured guest on RVN TV’s Behind the Numbers with host Dave Bookbinder. The two discussed how organizations can identify fraud & what to do once fraud is detected. To view the full interview click here. For more information…

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Your Estate Documents Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

OK so, a couple weeks of quarantine down, you’ve caught up on all the shows/movies you’ve been wanting to see, cleaned out that junk drawer, read a book, now you’re bored – and from everything we’re hearing all or most of April will be seen from inside our homes as well. I bet you haven’t…

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Paycheck Protection Program Application Processing and Other Back Office Assistance

SBA approved lenders, we know supporting your communities is your priority and supporting you is ours!  Are you a financial institution looking to assist borrowers with obtaining relief funds available through the new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)? The Mercadien team stands ready to help our bank clients move quickly to ease the friction and administrative…

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Business Interruption Claims Assistance – How We Can Help

Organizations are experiencing disruption like never before as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding what insurance will cover, what assistance is available and how to recover losses from an unprecedented event like this. As a business owner or executive, you may be asking yourself: What is my…

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The Interim Final Rule from the SBA

Many of you have reached out to us over the last few days in connection with determining the CARES ACT loans and other options available to you and your business.  In reference to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), there has been a lack of clear guidance about payroll costs eligible towards calculating your loan amount…

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Navigating Through Business Interruption

Business owners in our region have proven to be resilient over the years, especially when disaster strikes or other challenging circumstances arise.  Some business owners obtain business income insurance coverage to protect against temporary or even permanent interruptions in their operations due to unforeseen events such as natural disasters, floods, fires, etc. Business income coverage…

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Force Majeure Considerations Relating to COVID-19

While business owners attempt to find creative ways to protect their assets and operate during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, one term that keeps creeping into conversation as it relates to contracts and leases is force majeure. Force majeure is a French phrase meaning a superior force. Sometimes referred to as an “act of God,” force…

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