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  • Creating strong transformative leaders

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Excellence: Delivering unparalleled professionalism in every engagement.
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Justice: Support for fair outcomes that stand up to scrutiny.

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"Delving into Details."

Our forensic accounting services aim to highlight financial intricacies. By meticulously analyzing records and transactions, we strive to provide a clearer picture of complex financial scenarios.

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"Steering Through Uncertainty."

Our risk management approach is about informed decision-making. We help organizations understand potential threats and opportunities, offering insights that aim to fortify assets and reputation.

Fraud Examination/Investigation:

"Seeking Clarity in Complexity."

Fraud can often be a complex web of activities. Our examination processes are designed to methodically navigate these complexities, seeking out potential irregularities and understanding their implications.

Financial Litigation

"Supporting Your Financial Stance."

Financial disputes require a nuanced approach. Our financial litigation support aims to provide a researched perspective, helping to clarify and contextualize monetary issues within legal frameworks.

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Resolution is often about finding common ground. Our mediation and negotiation services work towards facilitating discussions in civil and criminal matters, emphasizing understanding and mutual respect.


"Knowledge Meets Leadership."

The realms of finance, law, and leadership are vast and interconnected. Our coaching programs, lectures, and training sessions aim to offer insights into these fields, fostering a holistic understanding for professionals seeking to enhance their skills and leadership acumen.

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At Revelatus Advisory & Consulting, we pride ourselves on forging robust partnerships with our esteemed clients. Through a blend of expertise, dedication, and client-centric focus, we deliver the following unparalleled benefits:

  • Personalized Attention: Collaborating closely to tailor solutions, meeting unique needs of attorneys, business owners, and professionals.

  • Expert Guidance: Profound expertise in forensic accounting; safeguard interests, navigate financial complexities confidently.

  • Commitment to Justice: Beyond numbers, we ensure equitable resolutions in financial disputes with solid evidence.

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Our services are more than just a financial commitment—they're a pivotal strategic asset. By delving deep into financial intricacies, navigating potential pitfalls, and offering tailored solutions, we empower our clients to achieve sustainable growth. Our expertise doesn't just add value; it crafts a foundation for success that extends beyond mere figures.

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Dr. Tonisha "Dr. Toni" Pinckney is a multi-faceted leader in forensic accounting, financial litigation, and risk assessment, holding a Ph.D., MSCJ, MAFF, and CFE among her credentials. Appointed to various leadership roles, she has been an advocate for gender equality, mental health, and victim support, serving on advisory councils from George Washington University to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). A seasoned educator, she has taught at multiple esteemed institutions and earned the 2018 Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award.

Her professional expertise spans from business and ethics to financial crimes and mediation. A dynamic speaker, Dr. Toni covers a broad spectrum of topics, leaving her audience transformed. In her corporate and consultancy roles, most recently at MUFG and US Bank, she has been a transformational leader in risk management. Throughout her career, she has made a multi-million-dollar impact across a diverse client base.

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Shielding the Family Legacy: Strategies to Combat Fraud in Family-Owned Businesses

November 08, 20233 min read


Family businesses are the backbone of our communities, built on hard work. In the heart of the economy, family-owned businesses stand proud, symbolizing not just financial endeavors but a shared dream of generations. Despite their critical role, they're not impervious to the scourges of deceit and fraud. It's been reported that family businesses are particularly susceptible, with some studies indicating that they may account for more than 30% of all fraud cases. It's crucial to have a plan to keep your business safe - even from those with whom you have shared DNA and a trusting bond.

Here's a roadmap to fortify these enterprises against such threats.

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The Many Guises of Fraud

From subtle misappropriations to gross financial misreporting, fraud can manifest in numerous ways. These incidents not only result in direct financial loss but can also lead to long-term reputational damage, which is particularly devastating for family-owned entities where the business image is intimately tied to the family name.

Balancing Familiar Trust with Professional Vigilance

Trust, But Verify: Trust is a cornerstone of family businesses, but an overreliance on trust can be costly. It's crucial to balance familial bonds with a systematic approach to oversight.

Formality in Family Affairs: While informal business practices are common in family enterprises, they can lay the groundwork for fraudulent activities. Embracing formality in business processes can help mitigate this risk.

Ensuring Accountability: Accountability can sometimes fall by the wayside in close-knit family operations, yet it's essential for safeguarding the business’s assets.

Proactive Defense Measures

Proactive measures are a key to fraud prevention:

  • Building a Strong Framework: Clear, documented policies and procedures provide a solid foundation for ethical business conduct.

  • Distributing Financial Control: Shared financial responsibilities reduce the risk of fraud. This is particularly important given that the Global Fraud Study by the ACFE found that businesses with less than 100 employees, which includes many family businesses, suffered the same median loss as larger companies due to occupational fraud.

  • Commitment to Regular Oversight: Ongoing audits and reviews are not just good practice—they are critical for early detection of fraudulent activity.

  • Fostering Financial Clarity: Open dialogue about the state of financial affairs builds a culture of transparency that makes it harder for fraud to take root.

  • Empowering Through Awareness: Educating family members and staff on the signs of fraud and how to report it is a strong deterrent.

Strengthening Your Business Against Fraud

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For family-owned businesses, staying ahead of fraud isn't just about prevention; it's also about being equipped to detect and understand the risks. Revelatus Advisory & Consulting, LLC, excels in crafting personalized anti-fraud strategies that encompass both robust prevention and sharp detection. Our expertise in forensic accounting and fraud examination positions us to conduct thorough Fraud Risk Assessments, ensuring that every potential vulnerability is identified and addressed.

We don't stop at risk assessment; we also empower your business with the tools and knowledge to detect fraud early. By implementing cutting-edge detection techniques and establishing continuous monitoring protocols, we help you keep a vigilant eye on the pulse of your business operations.

By partnering with us, you'll gain the advantage of a comprehensive fraud management program that includes:

  • Fraud Risk Assessments: Comprehensive evaluations to identify and mitigate potential exposure to fraud.

  • Fraud Detection Systems: State-of-the-art solutions tailored to the unique needs of your business that can alert you to signs of fraud in real-time.

  • Continuous Monitoring: Implementation of systems that review your business transactions and patterns continuously for anomalies.

  • Response Planning: Development of a swift and effective action plan to address any detected fraudulent activities.

With Revelatus Advisory & Consulting, LLC, safeguarding your business goes beyond the foundational practices. We ensure that your legacy is not only protected against the threats of today but is also resilient to the challenges of tomorrow.

Let's work together to construct a legacy that is as secure as it is successful, with a foundation that deters fraud and a structure that detects and responds to it with precision.

For a partnership that extends beyond traditional consulting and into the realm of proactive financial protection, reach out to us at www.revelatusconsulting.com or CONTACT US.

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