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Social Engineering and Phishing

Have you ever received an unusual message or phone call from someone who claims to be in your organization demanding information? If your answer is yes, you may have been the victim of a social engineering attack. Social engineering is just one of many ways cyber criminals attempt to gather confidential information.  What is Social…

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How Startups Can Prepare for a First Time Audit

May 12, 2022 Building something is exciting. The feeling of seeing an idea blossom into an enterprise is what entrepreneurs and innovators live for. Watching as people buy into what you are doing, as they commit capital and allow you to scale in new ways, is invigorating. Eventually this can turn into something larger, something…

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Valuing Reserves in a Volatile Oil & Gas Market

With few certainties in the last 15 months, there has been one in the oil and gas industry – volatility!  Commodity prices have had huge swings.  Who would have predicted in April 2020 when the WTI closed just under $19 per barrel that in 14 months the closing price would be over $75 per barrel?…

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Alternative Investment in Litigation

Pursuing complex litigation matters can be burdensome to both plaintiffs and defendants, particularly when it comes to the biggest expense of a legal battle: legal fees.  Since the 1990’s, third-party investors’ involvement in the financing of lawsuits has been a growing trend in the commercial litigation field.  This practice can be generally referred to as…

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Oh, Fiddle!

By: Steve Metzenthin As I write this, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 742 points or about 3% on the day.  It got me to thinking (again) whether the market is overpriced or not. What are we to think when market moves result from novice investors, some apparently investing their stimulus checks, chasing gains…

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