BUSINESS AND FINANCIALLY ORIENTED
For more than 35 years, Dallas business lawyer and Forensic CPA, Dick Bufkin, has provided legal representation primarily in financially oriented matters. This representation includes business litigation and arbitration, as well as divorce cases in which one or more financial issues are paramount.
He primarily represents bankruptcy trustees and plaintiffs in cases brought to recover financial damages and/or recover property wrongfully taken or withheld. Such frequently include fraudulent transfers, breaches of fiduciary duty, wrongful takings and unjust enrichment.
Most cases come to him, directly or indirectly, because of his business law experience and the knowledge and skills gained as a certified public accountant. This specialized knowledge and skill have proven instrumental in his grasp of the financial issues and his handling of them during the course of the litigation.
Dick also continues to regularly handle business formation and transactional work as well as tax and non-tax estate planning.
FORENSIC ACCOUNTING AND OTHER FINANCIALLY ORIENTED MATTERS
In May 2008, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) authorized the creation of a new CPA specialty credential in forensic accounting. This credential, Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), encompasses fundamental and specialized forensic accounting skills that CPA’s apply in a variety of areas, including:
- bankruptcy and insolvency
- fraud detection
- economic damages
- family law
- financial statement misrepresentation
Dick is one of very few attorneys who have been awarded with this prestigious certification. The experience which enabled Dick to receive this professional recognition was derived primarily from the financially oriented legal cases he has handled as an attorney during his career.
As a Forensic CPA, Dick is being called upon more and more frequently to serve as a consulting expert and/or testifying expert witness in accounting and financial matters. His experience as a trial lawyer uniquely equips him to be an valuable member of other lawyers’ trial teams and to give persuasive and understandable financial testimony.