The BERO Group

Forensic Accountants
&  Damages Experts

The BERO Group
Forensic Accountants

Equipped to assist in your litigation matters


We have the Forensic Accounting specialists you need for expert testimony in claims for commercial and intellectual property damages.

Whether the case at hand involves patent infringement, breach of contract, bankruptcy, divorce, fraud or embezzlement, The BERO Group has the resources to provide you and your clients with the forensic accounting support you need.

Remote Testimony and Conference Capabilities

Rick Bero Zoom DepositionThe BERO Group specialists are experts at providing testimony using programs like Zoom and Skype.
Our experts are equipped with the knowledge, skill and dedication to adapt to any of your litigation needs.

Forensic accounting isn't just an ancillary aspect of our practice — it's what we do.
Our track record and list of satisfied clients speaks for itself.

Contact us today for more information.

The Damages Report

COVID-19 damages

COVID-19 Impacts Discount Rates, Which Impacts Some Damage Calculations

Clearly linkable to COVID-19, Duff & Phelps has made two adjustments to components used in calculating discount rates since February 2020. Read more

ACFE 2020 Report to the Nations

The 2020 Report to the Nations is the ACFE’s 11th study on the costs and effects of occupational fraud and represents the latest in a series of reports dating back to the first edition published in 1996.
Read the Report

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

Crain's 2020 Notable Women in Law

The BERO Group would like to take this opportunity to congratulate this entire group of 124 attorneys for their outstanding achievement.
As noted in the Crain's Chicago Business publication, this list speaks to the rising influence of women in the legal field, representing almost all major firms and areas of practice, including newer fields focusing on cybersecurity, gaming and cannabis. Read more about these amazing women at Crain's Chicago Business.

Forensic Accounting and Litigation Service Offerings

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Breach of contract
Tortious interference
Franchise and dealership
Construction
Products liability
Shareholder disputes
Securities fraud

Forensic Accounting

Financial Fraud

Fraud investigation
Misappropriation of company assets
Embezzlement: Bribery, kickbacks, payoffs
White collar defense
eDiscovery and forensic imaging
Data mining
Divorce: Tracing hidden assets

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Litigation

Friendly Patent infringement
Trade secret misappropriation
False advertising
Trademark infringement
Trade dress infringement
Copyright infringement
Economic Damages

Commercial Damages

Commercial Damages

Lost Profits
Lost Business Value
Solvency / Insolvency
Contract / lost contract value
Trade Secrets / Patent Infringement

Personal Damages

Personal Damages

Personal Injury
Discrimination
Wrongful Death
FLSA Claims
Expert witness testimony

Valuation

Valuations

Trade Secrets
Mergers and Acquisitions
Patents and patent portfolios
Trademarks & Copyrights
Contractual Damage Claims

Government Contracts

Government Contracts

Terminations for Convenience
Terminations by Default
Cost Recovery Issues
Adjusting Partially Terminated Contracts
Contractual Damage Claims

CLE Presentations

CLE Presentations for Credit

Intellectual Property
Lost Earnings
False advertising
Fraud
Commercial and General Topics

Now in Print!

The Litigator's
Damages Blueprint
The Pragmatic Solution

Not a how-to-calculate-damages book, but a process that The BERO Group calls
"The Pragmatic Solution" which can help you manage your damages case.

Rick Bero Shares The BERO Group Approach to Litigation

Litigator's Damages BlueprintFrom start to finish, learn to work effectively and efficiently with your damages litigation team. This book will guide you through the steps to achieve success, offering a structure to engage fully with your damages analysis as you move from early preparation up to and through trial.

The Pragmatic Solution method will guide you through your work with your damages expert and help you develop a well-reasoned analysis that aligns with your liability case.

Richard Bero,
Contributing author to

The Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages

This respected Guide to Economic Damages contains 2 chapters which were authored by Rick Bero, CPA , Founder and Managing Director of The BERO Group.

Comprehensive Guide to Damages The Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages (5th Edition) edited by Nancy J. Fannon and Jonathan M. Dunitz, bridges the gap between the economics in damages cases and what the courts say about the calculations and evidentiary requirements. It provides a deep and rich resource, found nowhere else, for financial experts and attorneys seeking guidance on damage calculations.

You can find Rick Bero's contributing chapters in Volume One,

Part III Damages in Specific Industry Settings
Chapter 26. Patent Infringement Damages: Lost Profits and Royalties
By Richard F. Bero, CPA/ABV, CVA, CLP, and Autumn N. Nero, J.D

Chapter 27. Trade Secret Damages
By Richard F. Bero, CPA/ABV, CVA, CLP, and Jon Margolies, J.D.

About The BERO Group

Forensic Accountants and
Damages Experts

With over 20 years of experience working with legal teams on complex litigation issues, we are as confident on the witness stand as we are in our analysis. As a result, we anticipate counter arguments and provide solid support for our conclusions, and your success.

The Complete Package

There are several forensic accounting firms that offer to act as damages experts and specialists in forensic accounting.
Few, however, possess the complete package of specialized knowledge and communication skills required for successful litigation outcomes.

Forensic Accounting experts at The BERO Group take full ownership of the cases they work on and are quick to adapt as members of your litigation team.
Known for being responsive, BERO Group forensic accounting specialists are also flexible, as they efficiently adapt to the changing circumstances, difficult schedules, and pressing deadlines related to important litigation issues.

Honest | Direct | Effective

The BERO Group will work with you and your litigation team, to build confidence and project credibility in the opinions we deliver to your client, opposing counsel, judges and juries. Our forensic accounting specialists possess the skills needed to offer you and your clients a rare combination of high-level technical proficiency, creativity, and sophistication in our approach to litigation.

Valuing What Matters

When the financial stakes are high for your client, it matters who you choose as your expert witness. You can trust The BERO Group to provide thorough, credible, supportable damages opinions. We're the preferred forensic accounting financial experts for many highly successful attorneys because we're experts at valuing what matters.

Meet Our Team

The BERO Group's diligent forensic accounting specialists
are ready to assist in your next assignment

When you hire The BERO Group, we become essential members of your litigation team. We take the initiative and actively communicate with your team. We build confident, supported opinions that withstand the toughest examination. And we deliver them clearly in the courtroom.

News & Events

Information you can use

COVID-19 Impacts Damage Calculations — as may any major macroeconomic factor

I had a discussion with an attorney recently wherein the topic of COVID-19 and foreseeability arose. In the hypothetical being discussed, the claimed wrongdoing occurred mid-2019 and its economic impact continues today.

Will COVID-19 Pandemic Shutdowns Trigger Business Interruption Insurance Coverage?

Mandatory state shut down orders may trigger business interruption coverage if a Pennsylvania Court’s interpretation is widely accepted. With thousands of businesses around the world being shutdown pursuant to government mandates designed to slow transmission of to the COVID-19 virus, many business owners are looking to their insurance policies for a lifeline.

Rick Bero co-authors chapters in The Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages

Accomplished in publishing writing guides for effective accounting principles, Rick Bero contributes to the BVR library ...

Representative Law Firms

Organizations that trust The BERO Group to provide expert opinions and testimony