Accountant Law

Accounting firms throughout the country seek Moss & Barnett’s successful experience defending firms against professional malpractice claims. Our background and cases extend to every aspect of an accounting dispute, including working with the local
Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants on legislative methods to aid accounting firms. U.S. News – Best Lawyers placed our professional malpractice defense services in its Tier One national rankings.

Our professionals defend and advise CPAs and firms of all sizes, in courtrooms and offices located throughout the U.S. on liability claims, government regulations, loss prevention, professional discipline, business, and employment matters. Tom Shroyer, chair of our nationally acclaimed accountant law team, recently sat down with ReelLawyers to discuss his experience in the area of accountant/professional liability law.

Managing Accountants’ Unique Legal Challenges    

There are unique challenges for accountants and accounting firms when providing professional services to their clients. For example, when clients of accounting firms have financial problems unrelated to the accounting services provided, the accounting firms servicing those clients still may find themselves thrust into lawsuits through no fault of their own.  Accountants’ clients will attempt to hold accounting firms liable under any theory possible, increasing the stakes of the lawsuit in a frustrating and dramatic fashion.

Clients trust us to manage their multimillion-dollar accounting law cases because we have been resolving these disputes for more than three decades. It is this depth of knowledge that allows us to handle a claim facing an accountant
before a lawsuit erupts. This early, proactive resolution is one of the valued results we regularly achieve for clients.  

In cases where a lawsuit is brought, Moss & Barnett attorneys also know how to mount a compelling and persuasive defense, as well as how to minimize the chances of a claim or lawsuit from occurring in the first place.