2022 Long Island Year-End Tax Forum
James T. Ashe is a partner in the Melville, New York, office and is the Firm’s Advisory Services leader. He has more than 20 years of diverse accounting experience and 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 of legal actions. He has been retained for 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 national reputation earns him appointments by financial institutions, insurance carriers, government agencies, and other interested third parties to “look behind and beyond the numbers” to uncover 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.
Mr. Ashe also 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 500 professionals in the United States.