RSM US, LLP
is a leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. We guide our clients through complex business challenges by understanding their needs and bringing together the right team to address them. With more than 6,700 people in 75 U.S. cities and access to more than 32,000 people in 100 countries through our membership in RSM International, we can meet your needs wherever in the world you do business.
Our professionals have extensive experience assessing and quantifying damages in a variety of matters including contract disputes, post-closing and post-acquisition disputes, breach of fiduciary duty matters, real estate disputes, fee disputes, partnership disputes, as well as conducting analysis in forensic and fraud matters.
Industry experience includes, among others, technology, manufacturing, hospitality, government and public sector, banking, consumer products, real estate, financial services, and entertainment. Our team of consultants has qualifications, certifications, and educational experience that include Certified Public Account (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), MBA, and JD.
RSM offers the following Consulting Service:
- Internal Audit
- Information Technology Audits
- Security and Privacy
- Sarbanes-Oxley Advisory
- Contract Compliance
- Governance, Risk and Compliance and ERM
- Regulatory Compliance
- Buy-Side Due Diligence
- Sell-Side Due Diligence
- Working Capital Assistance
- Merger Integration and Optimization
- Divestitures and Carve-outs
- M&A Valuations
- Due Diligence for Lenders
Patrick Chylinski, CVA, CFE
- Project Management and Client Advocacy
- Cloud Computing
- ERP and CRM
- Business Information and Integration
- Business Process Outsourcing
- Litigation and Dispute Advisory
- Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigations
- Performance Improvement
- IPO Readiness
is a Director and the West Region Practice Leader for RSM’s Litigation Consulting and Financial Forensics
practice. He has extensive experience managing and directing engagements relating to complex commercial litigation, business disputes, investigations of fraud and financial misconduct, and business valuations
Patrick's past experience includes roles as a Director of the Litigation Consulting and Forensic Accounting Services practice group for a top-25 national accounting and consulting firm, as well as a leadership position at a top regional firm. Earlier in his career, he worked in the Financial Advisory Services group at Deloitte & Touche, focusing on dispute consulting.
In addition to his work experience in professional services, Patrick has extensive industry experience, having worked as a Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis for what was one of the largest mortgage banking and financial services firms in the country. Patrick also worked in commercial real estate, performing financial analysis and mergers and acquisition due diligence at a commercial real estate investment firm. He also has experience in the securities industry, at one time holding NASD Series 7 and 63 licenses. In addition, Patrick has served as an adjunct professor, having taught a graduate-level Economics course.
Patrick has authored numerous articles and delivered lectures on topics within his expertise including financial fraud, post-closing disputes, economic damages, and Daubert challenges.
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When many people think about fraud, their thoughts usually turn to banks, investment firms and large businesses. But don't be fooled. Not-for-profit organizations – including many charities, colleges, religious entities and trade groups – are often easy targets for sophisticated fraud schemes.
Business acquisitions and dispositions are often highly complex transactions which can possess an increased potential for disagreements-disagreements that can eventually lead to contentious and costly litigation. Various types of disputes can arise from the purchase or sale of a business, and these post-closing or postacquisition disputes can delay or even derail what may otherwise appear as obvious "win-win" transactions.