Aaron R. Burgoyne, MAcc, CPA, CFE Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Accounting and Intellectual Property

Specialty Focus:

Economic Damages, Damages, Fraud, Breach of Contract, Trademark, Copyright, Trade Secrets, Commercial Damages, Intellectual Property, Ponzi, Investigator, Forensic Accountant, Forensic Accounting, Financial Analysis, Financial Statements, QuickBooks, Rebuttal Expert, Expert Report, Negotiation


Master of Accounting, University of Utah; BA in Accounting, Utah State University

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Aaron R. Burgoyne, MAcc, CPA, CFE is the founder of Spotlight Accounting, LLC, a forensic accounting firm. Mr. Burgoyne began his forensic accounting career in 2013 when he assisted an SEC-appointed receiver in the forensic reconstruction of financial transactions for a group of companies accused of running a Ponzi scheme. Later in his career, Mr. Burgoyne performed dozens of damages analyses for an expert in intellectual property: patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, etc. He has also worked for the State of Utah in auditor and financial investigator capacities. Finally, Mr. Burgoyne teaches a graduate-level course at Utah Valley University on forensic accounting and fraud examination. Mr. Burgoyne has experience testifying in trial. He is able to navigate the pitfalls and challenges of trial testimony and provide clear, persuasive opinions to the jury. He views his interactions with the jury to be more than just providing information: he seeks to educate and enlighten jurors, helping them feel comfortable with the information that is being provided. Mr. Burgoyne also provides expertise through written expert reports and deposition testimony. Having worked with attorneys from all across the country, Mr. Burgoyne is familiar with the details that resonate well with juries and judges. In addition to performing financial analyses, Mr. Burgoyne also assists attorneys in preparing to depose or cross-examine opposing accounting experts. Mr. Burgoyne's analytical experience can also help you and your client determine whether settlement is a better option than trial and how much a fair settlement award should be.