Author: Patricia Harris

Protecting Your Interests in a Shareholder Dispute

Shareholder Dispute Toronto
Patricia Harris • November 26, 2018
Patricia HarrisShareholder disputes with your Toronto business can arise for a number of reasons. There could be disagreements over the direction of the business, dishonesty on the part of controlling or minority shareholders, discrepancies in compensation, or a number of other causes. When becoming a shareholder in a company and if involved in a shareholder disp ... Read More

How Can Two Expert Business Valuators Reach Different Conclusions of Value for the Same Company?

Patricia Harris • June 13, 2018
Patricia HarrisOn the surface, the concept of business valuation may seem simple. After all, it’s a mathematical value; numbers are supposed to be constant and infallible. So why, in certain cases, are valuations of the same business significantly different? ... Read More

Forensic Accounting Services: The ‘Better Safe Than Sorry’ Approach to Fraud Investigations

Patricia Harris • March 13, 2017
Patricia HarrisForensic accounting services exist as a means of preventing, identifying, and reducing the risk of fraud. While the more dramatic cases may uncover large sums of missing funds over many years, the ideal approach to forensic accounting is to minimize the risk of fraud before it happens – or identify it as soon as possible. ... Read More

Are You Ready for the New Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest Practices Bidding Requirements?

Patricia Harris • November 07, 2016
Patricia HarrisAs a construction company that actively bids and works on larger infrastructure projects, you will likely be required to provide a signed certification in response to future Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) to confirm that you have effective policies in place regarding conflicts of interest[1] and ethical[2] bidding practices. In such cases, you ... Read More

Inadvisable to cull client list before selling business

Patricia Harris • February 10, 2016
Patricia HarrisAlthough some say it is a good idea to clean up your client list prior to listing your business for sale, a wholesale cleanup is likely to raise red flags for potential purchasers, says Toronto forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia Harris. “You shouldn’t just say, ‘OK, I’ve decided to sell my business ... Read More