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James Ashe CPA*, MAFF, CFF

Partner-in-Charge – Advisory Services
 

Office Location
10 Melville Park Road
Melville‚ NY 11747
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Contact
631.414.4240
james.ashe@marcumllp.com
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James T. Ashe serves as Partner-in-Charge of the Firm’s Advisory Services division and National Leader of its Forensics Practice Group, as well as a member of its Marital Dissolution and Valuation Services practice groups. With more than 15 years of diverse forensic accounting experience on a full-time basis, combined with 15 years of tax experience in both international and regional accounting firms, Mr. Ashe has the unique ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of business operations, structure and evaluate specific transactions, and work with litigants and legal counsel on liability and damage aspects associated with legal actions. He has been engaged in both consulting and expert witness engagements, particularly ownership disputes, breach of contract, intangible asset related cases (patent infringement, trade secrets, customer lists), fraud investigations, professional malpractice and other types of forensic analysis.

Mr. Ashe’s reputation goes beyond the tri-state area. He is appointed by financial institutions, insurance carriers and interested third parties to “look behind and beyond the numbers” to determine mismanagement or financial fraud, calculate damages associated with wrongful acts or losses, establish the basis and amounts of restitution and seek and assist counsel in government claims (Securities and Exchange Commissions, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Treasury’s Criminal Investigation Division).

Mr. Ashe has been appointed by various courts to perform special investigations and to assist as a receiver and a neutral. He is a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF), a credential held by approximately 100 professionals in the United States due to the rigorous requirements to attain certification.

 
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Professional & Civic Affiliations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), Litigation Services Committee, Nassau County Chapter, Former Chairman
  • LEA/Leading Edge Alliance; Business Valuation/Litigation Services, Special Interest Group
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)
  • AICPA FVS Consulting Digest, Editorial Board
  • The Rafael Brenner Ashe Foundation
  • Family Service League, Board of Directors
  • Turnaround Management Association, Former Board Member
  • Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce, Former Board Member

Seminars & Presentations
  • Identifying Vulnerabilities & Addressing Corporate Fraud – Life After Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns, 2010
  • Ponzi Schemes – Lessons Learned for Auditors and Taxperts, The Leading Edge Alliance, 2009
  • Valuation in Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Rivkin Radler LLP, 2009
  • Liabilities, Recovery and Damages for Madoff Victims, Infovest 21, 2009
  • Gain Knowledge & Expand Your Forensic Accounting & Business Valuation Skills, NYSSCPA, 2008
  • Significant Litigation Risks for the Private Investment Community; Webinar, 2007
  • Significant Litigation Risks for the Hedge Fund Community, Webinar, 2006
  • Jump Start Your Career with Litigation Support Services, NYSSCPA, 2006
  • Lessons Learned – LI School District Fraud, CPA Practitioners, 2005
  • Forensic Accounting, Tax and Accounting Institute
  • Credit Fraud – Early Warning Signs, Commercial Finance League &&Risk Management Association
  • Financial Statement Fraud, NYSSCPA
Areas of Expertise
Key Clients
Education
  • Master of Business Administration
    Accounting Pace University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
    Fairleigh Dickinson University
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