Dispute Advisory Services

Helping you present a strong, credible case

RSM’s litigation and dispute resolution services provide critical support to businesses involved in complex disputes. Whether your dispute involves lost profits, reasonable royalties, economic damages or business valuation, our financial litigation support team has the skills and experience to calculate the damages and carefully assess how the issue affects the business. In each engagement, we deliver deep financial insight and detailed case analysis to bolster your legal position in any dispute.

RSM dispute advisory professionals work with counsel and their clients to provide expert witness testimony and arbitration and mediation services.

We frequently collaborate with some of the nation’s largest law firms on complex business litigation, which includes support for clients in heavily-regulated industries such as energy, financial services, health care, life sciences, medical devices and private equity.

How can we help you?

To discuss how our team can help your business, connect with one of our professionals in your local market. 

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Our core service areas to clients include the following:

Bankruptcy litigation. RSM’s bankruptcy litigation support and forensic accounting professionals have the skills to thoroughly investigate specific lender, creditor and debtor issues, provide consulting support to legal counsel, and expert witness testimony if a case moves to trial. 

Business insurance claims. When a company’s operations are interrupted by natural or man-made disasters, filing a business insurance claim can be a daunting task. RSM has the business interruption claim preparation experience your company needs to properly assess the facts and circumstances, gather the right documentation, accurately calculate damages and present this fact-based case to your insurance carrier.

Complex commercial litigation. Our complex commercial litigation advisory team provides financial and economic analysis to major law firms, corporate counsel, governmental entities and corporate management involved in complex financial disputes. Additionally, our professionals are thought leaders who regularly provide expert witness testimony in commercial litigation cases involving hundreds of millions of dollars.

Contractual disputes. When business agreements are breached, it can cause significant economic damage to the aggrieved party. We have the skills to analyze each situation, illustrate financial damages caused by nonperformance and collaborate with legal counsel to help build the best defense for your company’s case.

Intellectual property disputes. When your organization needs to defend against infringement of copyright, patent, trademark or other intellectual property, count on RSM to help you mount a strong defense. Our IP litigation support team can quickly assess your situation, calculate valuations and damages, provide discovery support for legal counsel and expert witness testimony if the case moves to trial.

Post-acquisition disputes. Even under the best of circumstances, disputes can arise after the close of a merger or acquisition. Our team has substantial experience analyzing and helping clients resolve disputes over alleged breaches in representations and warranties, earn-out provisions and post-close purchase price adjustments as an upfront consultant or a third-party neutral.

Professional liability matters. Service providers large and small are often subject to professional liability lawsuits, which may involve breach of contract, professional negligence, or a host of other matters with financial consequences. Our team can review all financial representations covered in contracts or other professional services agreements to help clients assess potential liability allegations or uncover options they may have to reduce any financial exposure that exists in a liability claim.  

Valuation disputes. RSM’s valuation dispute consulting professionals have the training, skills and real-world experience to help protect your company’s financial interests. In addition to financial and economic analysis, our team also excels as objective expert witnesses on valuation matters spanning a broad range of business litigation matters.

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