Arxis Financial’s “Forensic Accounting” practice offers a particular focus on quantifying the financial and economic issues in “business interruption” matters.  Business interruption refers to loss of income resulting from a temporary shutdown, destruction of property, fire or other peril.  Typically insurance coverage is purchased to protect against such business expenses and loss of income.  Since insurance policies differ significantly as to their terms and conditions, a forensic accountant is often asked to assist either the insured or insurer in the appropriate method of calculating the loss.  Arxis Financial’s professionals apply detailed investigation and analysis that is necessary to uncover essential facts and provide meaningful insights. Expert analysis and conclusions are presented in depositions and trial at local, state and federal court levels as well as mediation and arbitration.  We assist attorneys in interpreting the data and help counsel to understand and analyze events or issues.

The Forensic Accounting practice is headed by partner Chris L. Hamilton, CPA, CFE, CVA. Mr. Hamilton is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Valuation Analyst. He is a licensed life and disability insurance agent and a General Securities Representative. Mr. Hamilton has published articles in several publications, and has made presentations at national conferences, training institutes and seminars on topics including forensic accounting, fraud and business appraisal.