Business Attorney FAQ's

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What services does your agency provide to Business Attorneys?

See “Business Attorney Services

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How does your agency differ from other agencies?

We do not try to be all things to all people. Our expertise comes from our 26 years of experience working on financial investigations with the IRS, and over 10 years experience providing litigation support in plaintiff and defense matters. We have also developed a software technology named DIO. DIO is an advanced technology that enables the analysis of complex financial data quickly, easily and efficiently. It allows our client to access accurate information quicker, therefore, saving them time. When necessary, Sage will conduct an investigation into matters that are sensitive and confidential in nature. We will render an objective report of our findings for owners and managers to make wise decisions.

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What experience do you have with forensic accounting?

Edmond Martin has 26 years of experience as a Special Agent investigating income tax evasion, fraud, and money laundering and has over 10 years experience in plaintiff and defense matters generally relating to following money by using forensic financial investigative techniques.

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What experience do you have with white collar fraud?

Our experience is mainly with criminal cases. Edmond Martin worked closely with the US Attorney's office in New Orleans and in Central Texas for 26 years preparing cases for trial and assisting in the presentation of the trial in Federal Court. Martin has also participated in plaintiff and defense cases in Federal and State Court.

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What experience do you have with handling volumes of records?

Generally, cases in which Sage is retained include volumes of records in the form of paper or data. Sage has developed techniques to handle a large amount of records, and create inventories and convert volumes of financial records into worksheet analyses.

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What kind of process do you use to analyze the records?

Since most of our analysis involves financial information we follow money through the use of DIO a proprietary database software technology that renders reports in Excel and allows data to be searched by key words.

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Does your agency conduct client and witness interviews?

Our agency does conduct client interviews to uncover all the facts in the case. We also contact and interview witnesses after a discussion with our clients attorney.

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Does your agency conduct asset searches?

Yes, Sage conducts asset searches and leverages the knowledge and experience gained as a Special Agent with the Internal Revenue Service to locate hidden assets.

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Does your agency conduct surveillance?

Yes, Sage provides quality surveillance services for clients. Our surveillance is well documented with video, still photographs and a well written report. We provide the report to you within twenty-four hours upon the completion of the surveillance.

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Does your agency conduct Technical Surveillance Counter Measure (TSCM)?

Yes, we have a close relationship with a TSCM specialist who is experienced and licensed to provide our clients with the most current electronic counter measures.

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What can I expect if I hire your company?

With Sage you can expect a highly competent and diligent advocate for your client and someone who will work side by side with you throughout the engagement and if necessary, trial. You can also expect a timely and well written report.

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How much do you charge?

Our rates vary depending on the type of case. We do require a retainer. We charge on an hourly basis against the retainer. Please call us at (512) 659-3179 to discuss your matter.

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What is the best way to contact you?

Our office hours are 8:00AM – 5:00PM CST Monday through Friday. We are readily available on Weekends when needed. Please contact us at (512) 659-3179 or e-mail us for a free initial phone consultation. See “Contact Us” for our fax number and our mailing address.

 

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P.O. Box 160161 • Austin, TX 78716
Phone: 512-659-3179
Fax: 512-328-6878

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