RSM US, LLP
is the 5th largest Accounting and Consulting Firm
in the country, with over 85 offices across the United States. Our litigation consulting and financial forensics practice focuses on assisting counsel and clients in the areas of business and commercial litigation matters, forensic and fraud investigations, contract compliance matters, and royalty inspections.
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), Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), MBA, and JD.
Our professionals have experience testifying at deposition, arbitration, and trial and have experience working in the following types of matters:
Patrick Chylinski, MAFF, CVA, CFE
- Economic Damage Analysis
- Fee Disputes
- Billing Disputes
- Breach of Contract Matters
- Post-acquisition Disputes
- Earn-out Disputes
- Fraud Investigations
- Forensic Investigations
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty Matters
- Business Interruption Matters
|Construction ClaimsCovenant Not To Compete MattersBusiness ValuationsContract Compliance / Royalty InvestigationsHealth Care Litigation MattersInsurance Claims & Coverage DisputesIntellectual Property Related MattersMarital Dissolution MattersPurchase and Sale DisputesSecurities Litigation Matters|
is a principal 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
. He has been designated as an expert in numerous cases, and has testified as an expert in litigation matters relating to contract and fee disputes. Mr. Chylinski has experience serving clients across various industries including healthcare, financial services, real estate, construction, insurance, gaming, entertainment, and technology.
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, Patrick 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.
|Litigation and Dispute Services:|
- Contract Disputes
- Fee Disputes
- Damage Analysis
- Lost Profit Analysis
- Partnerships and Real Estate Disputes
|Forensic and Investigative Services:|
- Licensing and Royalty Disputes
- Purchase Price / Earn-out Disputes
- Forensic Analysis
- Fraud Investigations
- Contract Compliance
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.