Dennis S. Neier
Dennis S. Neier is the Director of the Litigation, Forensic & Valuation Services Group at Anchin. He provides litigation consulting, forensic accounting, alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) and expert witness services to law firms and in-house counsel.
With more than 40 years in the industry, Dennis has provided forensic accounting and litigation consulting services for cases involving individuals, and both small and large companies with an emphasis on breach of contract or fiduciary duty, business interruption, purchase and sale agreement disputes, lost profits, fraud, mass claim cases and white collar crime. In addition, he has extensive experience in performing fraud investigations for not-for-profit organizations. He assists in all phases of the litigation process, from pre-complaint through post-trial. He also has testimony experience in a variety of forums.
Dennis has significant experience in the area of ADR having served as an arbitrator and mediator. He is on the commercial panel of neutrals of the American Arbitration Association, on the panel of arbitrators of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and is appointed as a neutral in New York State’s Unified Court System.
Dennis was an adjunct professor of accounting and economics and litigation consulting and forensic accounting services at the City University of New York and currently is an adjunct professor at New York University’s School of Professional Studies where he teaches courses on litigation consulting and forensic accounting services. He has lectured on accounting and auditing, forensic accounting, and litigation consulting services subjects for the NYSSCPA, the AICPA, The Practicing Law Institute, and the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). In addition, he has coauthored the chapters on Personal Financial Statements and Forensic Accounting and Litigation Consulting Services for the Accountant’s Handbook.
Dennis is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA’s Management Consulting Services Division, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), and the American Arbitration Association (AAA). He is a fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners (ACFE) and a diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Accounting (ABFA). In addition to being a CPA, he also holds a certification in Certified Financial Forensics (CFF).
Dennis is a former member of the AICPA’s SEC Practice Section Executive Committee and Advanced Litigation Services and Fraud Conference Steering Committee. He is the former Chairman of the NYSSCPA’s Financial Accounting Standards and the Specialized Accounting Principles Committees. He served as a member of the NYSSCPA’s Litigation Consulting and Support Services, Personal Financial Planning and Professional Ethics Committees.
- Litigation, Forensic and Valuation
- Petition to Vacate Arbitration Award DismissedMarch 16, 2017
Members of Anchin, Block & Anchin’s Litigation, Forensic and Valuation Services Group often serve as arbitrators. Alternative dispute resolution is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional litigation. Although the courts may be asked to review the validity an arbitrator’s award, unless there are unusual and extenuating circumstance, they will rarely overturn such awards.
- Conflicting Expert Opinions Preclude Summary Judgment DismissalMarch 7, 2017
Frequently, as part of our litigation, forensic and valuation services practice, we are called upon to issue expert reports. As can be imagined, it is common that the opinions expressed in the expert reports for each side are very different (reasonable professionals can disagree, right?). However, it is interesting to consider how much of an impact those different opinions can have on the case process.
- Defendant’s Participation in Litigation Waives Right to Compel ArbitrationFebruary 16, 2017
In our litigation, forensic and valuation services practice, we are often involved in cases where there is a question of whether or not an arbitration provision in an agreement can be enforced.
- Arbitration Panel’s Award Determined to be a Reasoned AwardFebruary 8, 2017
When a member of Anchin, Block & Anchin’s Litigation, Forensic and Valuation Services Group serves as an arbitrator, one of the things he or she needs to consider is whether his or her decision should be contained in a simple award or in a reasoned award; if the latter, how much detail needs to be included in the reasoned award.
- Prejudgment Interest Computed from Date of Damages Verdict, Not From Date of Liability StipulationJanuary 3, 2017
The litigation consultants and forensic accountants in Anchin’s Litigation, Forensic and Valuation Services Group are often confronted with the calculation of prejudgment interest. When dealing with the issue of prejudgment interest, a critical question that must be answered is from what date is the prejudgment interest computed.