June 6, 2011

Marcum LLP Names James Ashe Partner-In-Charge of Advisory Services Group

Marcum LLP Names James Ashe Partner-In-Charge of Advisory Services Group Advisory

NEW YORK, June 1, 2011 – James T. Ashe, CPA, CFFA and CFF, has been named Partner-In-Charge of Marcum’s Advisory Services group. In his new role‚ Mr. Ashe will be responsible for the growth and development of the Advisory Services group which provides forensic, bankruptcy, investigative, and valuation services.

“Jim has been a valued partner in Marcum’s Advisory Services group for years and we are pleased that he will now be heading the group during this time of aggressive growth at the firm,” said Jeffrey M. Weiner, CPA, Managing Partner of Marcum LLP. “His extensive background in forensic accounting and tax and his stellar pedigree make him an ideal leader as we continue to provide our clients with high-quality business and litigation support services.”

“Marcum’s Advisory Services group has some of the most effective, credentialed and tenacious professionals in the industry,” said Mr. Ashe. “I am thrilled with this opportunity to lead such a creative and experienced team at Marcum as we expand our services throughout our regional offices and as advisory services continue to evolve in an improving economy.”

Mr. Ashe has more than 30 years of diverse forensic accounting and tax experience in both international and regional accounting firms‚ giving him 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‚ including ownership disputes‚ breach of contract‚ intangible asset related cases (patent infringement‚ trade secrets‚ customer lists)‚ fraud investigations‚ professional malpractice and other types of damage analysis.

He has been retained 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 assist counsel in government claims with the Securities and Exchange Commission‚ U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Treasury’s Criminal Investigation Division.

Mr. Ashe has also been appointed by various courts to perform special investigations and to act as a neutral/advisor. He is a certified financial forensic analyst (CFFA)‚ a credential held by only about 300 professionals in the United States due to the rigorous requirements to attain certification.

He received a Master of Business Administration in Accounting from Pace University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Mr. Ashe will be based in Marcum’s Melville, NY office.

About Marcum LLP
Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation, with offices in major business markets throughout the U.S., as well as select international locations. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum provides a full spectrum of traditional tax, accounting, and assurance services; advisory, valuation, and litigation support; managed accounting services; and an extensive portfolio of specialty and niche industry practices. The Firm serves both privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as nonprofit and social sector entities, high net worth individuals, private equity funds, and hedge funds, with a focus on middle-market companies and closely held family businesses. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive array of professional services.

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