David Stiefel, MBA, CPA, PFS  and Bader Martin principal
Making the Case

It's surprising just how often disputes involve money matters, with financial and tax information or business practices at their heart. 

The involvement of an experienced financial professional—with strong analytical and communications skills and the ability to apply them in the context of a legal disputecan make all the difference.

We work hand-in-hand with the region’s legal community to assist in all stages of litigation and dispute resolution—from strategy formulation and forensic investigation to court testimony and settlement negotiations.

Our Certified Public Accountants—including those with additional credentials in financial forensics (CFF), valuation (CVA) and personal financial matters (PFS)—have the expertise and the credibility to help you analyze, interpret and understandably present financial information. Many of our professionals also have experience as senior financial executives in public and privately held companies, providing them with insight into accounting, financial and tax reporting, operations and governance matters.

We also have deposition and testimony experience as expert witnesses.


Assistance with litigation strategy, evaluation of merits, discovery requests and deposition questions

Analysis of financial statements and tax returns

Damage calculations for business interruption, antitrust, class action, and insurance cases

Economic loss determinations

Investigation of possible fraud or embezzlement

Asset tracking and other forensic accounting services

Analysis of marital/non-marital assets in connection with divorce proceedings

Models to demonstrate alternative economic and financial impacts

Lost earnings or profit calculations

Assistance preparing insurance claims

Analysis of financial and business claims in buyer/seller disputes

Expert witness testimony for trials and depositions, arbitration, mediated settlements

Estate disputes



Primary Contact
Steven B. Bishop
Call 206.613.0240
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Bader Martin, P.S. Certified Public Accountants + Business Advisors