Call: (866) 668 7475. The pre-claims hotline is administered by Ralph G. Picardi, Esq.Ralph assists members with a variety of risk avoidance situations.
Members most frequently ask how long to retain work papers after the engagement is completed; when, if ever, to sue a client to collect a delinquent fee; how to terminate a difficult engagement and minimize the risk of a claim; how to improve engagement letters; how to comply with new legislation and rulemaking; how to avoid conflicts of interest in client representations; and, how to respond to subpoenas and other requests by third parties for work papers and client documents.Ralph is also a resource to the CPAGoldTM program and its partner-producers on a wide range of issues bearing on accountant liability and risk management, and represents member firms in responding to subpoenas and claims.Ralph DOES NOT administer claims or accept notification on behalf of QBE Insurance.
Call Ralph if you have a hotline matter to discuss. The call is confidential and free of charge.Go to here for more information
Individual risk management seminars can be arranged with Ralph Picardi, Esq., for larger firms or groups. Call: (866) 668 7475.Seminars are also offered via Webinar.
We presented a Webinar on January 18th 2019 on the subject of: “HOW TO PREPARE FOR A DEPOSITION: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS AND TRAPS TO AVOID” Presented by Carl. M. Perri and Harvey R. Herman of Clausen Miller PC. The link to the recording of this course is here. A copy of the course PowerPoint is here. The course Polling questions are here (this is an MS word document)
Follow the links below engagement letters for details.
Follow the links below client evaluation for details.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Follow the links below mergers & acquisitions for details.
If this PII is lost or stolen, this places not just these persons at risk of identity theft but the PII custodian and controller at risk of civil liability and criminal sanctions, too. Have you considered these questions?
- Where do I store confidential information?
- What steps can I take to improve data protection?
- Does my firm have the external resources to protect itself from Cyber Liability?
- Do we have written guidelines and procedures for lost files, media storage devices, and other electronic equipment?
We break down these questions and more here: Cyber Liability Discussion Paper.
We have written a paper about comparing cyber insurance policies. It is available here.
We created a tool to compare cyber policies. Go here for the cyber policy review/checklist
The impacts can be qualified into two basic categories: insurable and non-insurable. This paper considers the impacts of both category types and controls to put in place to reduce loss exposure. Find the paper here: Cyber Loss: Impacts and Controls
Please contact your agent or Rickard Jorgensen at (201) 345 2440.