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Park Hartman LLC specializes in those critical and high-impact situations where a deeper dive into a company’s or an individual’s financials is required to identify issues, unlock hidden value and settle disputes. We are called on to quantify damages, investigate accounting fraud, value a potential acquisition or look for hidden assets.

Forensic Accounting

SEC Matters

Valuations

Damages Calculations

Expert Witness Testimony

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

White Collar Criminal Defense

Monitorships/Receiverships

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LEADERSHIP

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Susan Hartman, Founder

Susan has over 20 years of experience as an accounting and finance expert advising companies in high-impact situations. After receiving an accounting degree from Tulane University and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School, Susan began her career in investment banking at Lehman Brothers in New York City. At Lehman, Susan advised Fortune 500 companies, on public stock and debt offerings and merger transactions. After leaving Lehman, Susan worked as a CFO and Controller of a venture- backed internet real estate company, Owners.com. Susan managed all of the financial and accounting operations for Owners.com and eventually led the successful sale of the company to Homebytes.com. Susan spent several years after that running mergers and acquisitions groups for two large public companies.

Prior to founding Park Hartman LLC, Susan worked for close to a decade with the consulting firm AlixPartners in both New York City and Dallas. At Alix, Susan ran complex forensic accounting investigations, valuation and litigation support engagements. Significant engagements included:
  • Accounting advisory and asset tracing of an alleged oil and gas Ponzi scheme. Assisted attorneys on related Department of Justice, FINRA and follow-on litigation matters.
  • Valued the operations of a $10 billion hedge fund as part of a partner dispute. Opined on specific economics of hedge funds and related valuation issues.
  • Investigated embezzlement by corporate executive of a private enterprise. Advised the Board of Directors on type and extent of malfeasance and on subsequent internal control enhancements.
  • Served as accounting advisor to the Independent Monitor appointed by the court as part of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement of a publicly traded software firm. Reported to Department of Justice quarterly on revenue recognition, internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
  • Advised defense attorneys on revenue recognition accounting in Federal criminal trial of healthcare executive
Susan is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. She is a member of the AICPA, IWIRC, Texas Wall Street Women and a founding member of the Dallas Chapter of Women in White Collar Defense. She was a member of the Leadership Dallas class of 2012.

Park Hartman LLC has close working alliances with economists, interim management professionals, attorneys, CFA’s and other CPA’s and CFE’s. These alliances allow Park Hartman to provide its clients with a deep professional team capable of delivering a full range of finance and accounting advisory services. Susan partners on a regular basis with John DeGroote of John DeGroote Services, LLC (www.johndegroote.com) to field a full service team in response to trustee matters.

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To find out more about our representative engagements, please see the Representative Engagements section of this website.

REPRESENTATIVE ENGAGEMENTS

FORENSIC ACCOUNTING

  • Investigated and quantified embezzlement by health insurance company executive.
  • Appointed by probate court judge to recreate 35 years of financial history of real estate joint venture.

SEC MATTERS

  • Assisted attorneys in defense of SEC investigation of an investment fund alleged to be a Ponzi scheme. Provided expert testimony at preliminary injunction hearing.
  • Quantified profits for disgorgement penalty in SEC action on FCPA matter.

VALUATIONS

  • Valued oil and gas pipeline for purposes of partner litigation.
  • Valued operations of $10 billion hedge fund as part of partnership litigation.
  • Led sale of DoubleClick Inc. to private equity fund for $1.1 billion.

DAMAGES

  • Calculated lost profit damages related to business interruption due to insurance non-payment in transportation industry.
  • Calculated damages as part of arbitration of outsourcing contract dispute.

EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY

  • Provided testimony on matters of lost profits, damages, flow of funds and accounting issues.
  • Testified in Federal , State and District court, SEC hearing and arbitrations.

FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT

  • Performed FCPA investigations and reviews in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa.
  • Advised company executives on development of FCPA compliance programs.

WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE

  • Testified in Federal court regarding sources and uses of funds in trial of Mexican businessman for alleged money laundering.
  • Assisted attorneys in defense of executives charged with running an oil and gas Ponzi scheme.
  • Advised attorneys on revenue recognition accounting issues in defense of public healthcare company executive accused of stock price manipulation.
  • Testified in federal criminal trial of doctor accused of $350 million Medicare fraud.

MONITORSHIPS / RECEIVERSHIPS

  • Provided accounting expertise to Independent Examiner of Fortune 500 technology company under terms of deferred prosecution agreement.
  • Provided finance and accounting expertise to Liquidating Trustee of multi-billion dollar consulting company.
  • Advised Independent Monitor to Bermuda reinsurance company on internal controls and compliance.

CONTACT

If you feel your company could benefit from our knowledge and experience, please contact us below.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Address

Park Hartman LLC

501 S. 2nd Avenue

Suite 700-A

Dallas, TX 75226

Contact

917 573 5225 (cell)

214 887 3486 (office)

susan@parkhartman.com