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Thomas A. de Araujo, CPA, CFE is a Partner at Yip Associates and has approximately twelve years of experience in forensic accounting, litigation support, and corporate accounting. Mr. de Araujo has extensive experience in the financial investigation of Ponzi schemes, occupational fraud, embezzlement, intellectual property theft, securities fraud, mortgage fraud, contract fraud, and calculation of economic damages. Resulting reports have been used in support of insurance loss adjustment, criminal prosecution, civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution and supplementary proceedings in aid of execution of judgments. His work product has been relied upon by a number of agencies, including the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, United States Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service, Florida Office of Financial Regulation, Miami-Dade (Florida) Police Economic Crimes Unit, and Broward County (Florida) Police Economic Crimes Division.

Mr. de Araujo is fluent in Portuguese and is literate in Spanish and French. Over the past two years his practice has focused primarily on cross-border assignments. Technical aspects of these assignments have included analysis of fraudulent transfers, tracing funds through commingled accounts, and analysis of the financial and accounting indicia of alter ego in support of veil-piercing and reverse veil-piercing actions.

Prior to joining Yip Associates, Mr. de Araujo was a Manager in the forensic and investigative services practice of Grant Thornton in Miami. He has also served as the Director of Finance and Accounting for Inktel Direct, a leading provider of contact center solutions to Fortune 500 companies and governmental agencies, where he was responsible for the direct supervision of all accounting functions.

Practice Areas:
Ponzi Schemes
Financial Frauds
Occupational Frauds
Economic Damages
Complex Collection Matters
Fraudulent Transfers
Alter Ego Analyses
Tracing through Commingled Funds

Professional Affiliations:
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
South Florida Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Vice President
Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors

Certified Public Accountant, State of Florida
Certified Fraud Examiner

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Accounting

Portuguese, Fluent
Spanish, Literate
French, Literate

Contact information:
Office:  305-569-0550
Direct:  305-787-3751
Fax:  1-888-632-2672