ECS Financial Services, Inc.
, started in 1962, has expanded into a full-service accounting firm that offers so much more than traditional accounting. ECS is driven by their mission to provide clients with world-class services. From the leasing industry, to corporate and individual tax, their clients benefit from a staff of experts who not only listen, but take the time to thoroughly understand their needs and objectives. You get the experience and capability of a large-scale accounting firm, with the personal attention of a small business.
Forensic Accounting & Expert Witness Services
- The ECS forensic accounting and expert witness team has the expertise to help with all litigation support needs. ECS professionals include accountants with investigative skills to examine records for possible fraud, identify theft or embezzlement, calculate a potential damage claim, or testify in a legal dispute.
Mitchell M. Cohen, CPA, CFE, FCPA, CFLC
, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) a Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA) and a Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC) with over 27 years of accounting and tax experience.
Mr. Cohen is a Shareholder with ECS Financial Services, Inc., and has been with the firm since 2003. His expertise includes offering expert guidance in many areas such as: Strategic Business Planning, Financial Negotiation, Accounting System Design, Personal and Corporate Tax Planning, IRS Audits, and Financial Statement Compilations. A testifying expert witness, he has also conducted numerous forensic investigations in the areas of Divorce, Loss of Income Calculations, Piercing the Corporate Veil, and Conversion
Mr. Cohen's services include Reviews and Audits in the areas of for-profit, governmental and not-for-profit entities, manufacturing, distribution, interior design, and catering companies and restaurants among many types of closely held businesses.
Nancy A. Geary, CPA, CLP
, is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Lease Professional. Ms. Geary has been with ECS Financial Services, Inc., a regional CPA firm, since 1984, and a Partner with the firm since 1990. Among other responsibilities, she manages the firm’s Leasing Services Department. Ms. Geary is proficient in various software packages specifically designed for the Equipment Leasing Industry
Ms. Geary’s primary areas of concentration include equipment lease portfolio management, accounting and consulting services for the equipment leasing industry, as well as accounting, auditing, income tax planning and compliance and management consulting for a wide variety of closely-held businesses.
Ms. Geary has participated in several expert witness engagements. Her experience includes preparation of expert witness reports, rebuttal reports, damage analysis, and forensic accounting. She has written numerous articles published in several leasing publications, and authored the Tax and Financial Accounting chapter of the CLP Foundation’s Handbook of Equipment Leasing.
Samuel N. Oliva, CPA, CMA, CLP
, has served as Managing Partner of ECS Financial Services, Inc. since 1982. Concurrently, Mr. Oliva has served as CEO of Beacon Funding Corporation, a successful equipment leasing company, since 1990.
Mr. Oliva is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Lease Professional, licensed business broker and a licensed real estate broker. He serves on the Board of Directors of Harris Bank in Chicago. His distinctions include the 2002 Financial Executive Award from the Institute of Management Accountants and the 2003 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Western Illinois University.
Mr. Oliva’s accounting and tax background, coupled with his superior business knowledge and management skills, his expertise within the leasing industry, and his natural business sense, make him uniquely qualified to opine on Accounting, Finance, Credit, and Real Estate
related matters. He has served as an expert witness in a variety of situations. His experience includes serving as a confident and knowledgeable trial witness, preparation of expert witness reports, evaluation of damages and consulting with attorney’s throughout the various stages of litigation.
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