Cherry Bekaert adds forensic practice with Legier & Company acquisition

09 June 2023 2 min. read

Cherry Bekaert, a national mid-market accounting and consulting firm, has acquired Legier & Company, a New Orleans-based forensic and litigation consulting firm.

Founded in 1984, Legier specializes in providing forensic accounting, business interruption services, expert witness testimony, and dispute advisory services. The firm – which has seven employees listed on LinkedIn – has expertise in business valuations, damages and lost profits analysis, and investigations, among other areas.

Legier works with law firms and large companies across Louisiana and Texas.

Cherry Bekaert’s acquisition of Legier will form the foundation of a new forensic & dispute practice.

“Legier, one of the most experienced firms in Louisiana, will help solidify our forensic accounting and dispute resolution practice area," said Michelle Thompson, CEO of Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC. "We look forward to working with the Legier team. Their specialized expertise in forensic accounting across many industries adds to our growing capabilities."

Cherry Bekaert adds forensic practice with Legier & Company acquisition

Founder William Legier added, “Our leading forensic and dispute advisory offerings—combined with Cherry Bekaert's broad portfolio of transaction advisory services—allows us to now provide end-to-end support to our clients. We help them by building and proving stronger cases and utilizing complex data to resolve business issues. It's an exciting new chapter for us.”

Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, Cherry Bekaert is the 25th-largest accounting and consulting firm in the US, with annual revenue of $293 million. The firm has more than 1,600 employees across 19 offices coast-to-coast.

Cherry Bekaert’s advisory division received a strategic investment from Parthenon Capital in June 2022, resulting in the firm’s split into an alternative practice structure.

Cherry Bekaert in December acquired Treacy & Company, a boutique strategy consulting firm.