Dean Dorton Allen Ford's law firm services team is a group of professionals specially trained to meet the unique business needs of lawyers and their clients. Our team can perform a comprehensive range of consulting and financial services to help your case, your clients, and your firm's operations. Our goal is to develop a long-term relationship with you that will benefit your firm for many years to come. Some of the services we offer include:
Services for Law Firm Clients
Dean Dorton Allen Ford has a group of professionals dedicated to providing timely, high-quality service assistance to attorneys on their client-related work. Specifically, we focus on the following.
The bankruptcy process requires specific accounting knowledge and familiarity with the legal process and requirements. We have experience with claims reconciliation and processing, preference calculations, preparation of Bankruptcy Court reports, and Debtor liquidation. We have also performed forensic accounting on prepetition data.
Expert Testimony/Litigation Consulting
Several members of the firm provide expert testimony and other support services in conjunction with dispute resolution.
We have a team of professionals trained in preparing business valuations in a variety of forums, e.g., divorce, business acquisition or sale, litigation, estate planning, and estate and gift tax reporting.
A team of audit professionals provides forensic accounting services in conjunction with fraud investigations. Our team includes three Certified Fraud Examiners.
Merger and Acquisition
We perform due diligence services in conjunction with business mergers or acquisitions.
Technology Services for the Law Firm
Dean Dorton Allen Ford has a separate department devoted entirely to assisting our clients with their technology issues. We have successfully implemented new, cutting-edge software for law firms which help automate time and billing, case management, and accounting.
New System Consulting/Implementation
The real return on investment regarding an information system is not related to the input of information, but the ability to retrieve meaningful and timely information from the system.
Data Extraction / Data Warehousing
We can build a database that links to your current system that will provide real-time information in the format(s) management needs to make the tough decisions.
Information Technology Outsourcing
Lower your costs to maintain your current technology by outsourcing your IT position.
Traditional Services for the Law Firm
Because our professionals have such a wide range of experience, we are able to offer a vast array of services to law firms, including: