The Forensic Group Associates
Dr. Alan Reinstein CPA
Alan Reinstein is the George R. Husband Professor of Accounting, College of Business Administration at Wayne State University. He earned a BA and MS (in Mathematics) from the State University of New York (New Paltz), an MBA from the University of Detroit, and a Doctorate in Business Administration (in Accounting) from the University of Kentucky. Alan conducts seminars for the AICPA, State Auditors Generals' Offices, state CPA societies and other professional groups. He authored many refereed articles appearing in journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Abacus, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Research in Accounting Regulation, Advances in Accounting, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting Education, The CPA Journal (where he won the Max Block Award for the best article published in 2008) and the Journal of Accountancy (where he won the John L. Lawler Award for the best article published in 2009).
Paul is the President of Advanced Surveillance Group and manages the firm's business and investigative operations. Paul began his work in private investigations in 1994 managing the operations of Sherlock Investigations. In 2000, Paul opened ASG and ultimately purchased Sherlock Investigations, combining the operations of the two. Prior to entering investigations Paul had attended Michigan State University majoring in business administration and attended post graduate studies at Wayne State University. After completing his education, Paul worked at KPMG in the assurance practice where he focused on clients the insurance industry. After leaving KPMG he worked for a consulting practice which included his work with Sherlock Investigations that lead to his joining the agency.
James D. Hoppe FBI (Special Agent - Retired)
Jim Hoppe recently retired after a career as a Special Agent of the FBI for over twenty-seven years consisting of assignments of increasing complexity requiring leadership and management skills. Extensive experience conducting complex financial crime investigations, background investigations for security clearances, special weapons and tactics (SWAT), auditing, budgeting, financial planning and financial reporting in public and private sectors. Jim is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and he is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Jim is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia and he is a member of the FBI National Academy Association. Jim is also an officer in the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. Jim has conducted several seminars for the Michigan Association of CPA's Continuing Professional Education program and he has been a guest lecturer at the master's level at Oakland University.
Aaron T. Caya CPA, ABV, CVA, CFF, ABAR
Aaron is currently a Consulting Director at Godfrey Hammel, Danneels, & Company, PC and Chair of the Business Valuation Department. He has been qualified as an expert witness and has testified in a number of forums including trials, arbitration, and depositions. Aaron has an extensive and diversified experience in business valuations, litigation support, and forensic accounting matters.