David McLaren, CEO, McLaren & AssociatesDavid McLaren, CEO
The financial crime landscape is constantly evolving as more sophisticated ways of theft and fraud emerge to exploit vulnerabilities. Attacks like employee theft, false financial statements in divorce settlements, and disputes regarding estates are becoming increasingly common. To deal with litigation around these financial crimes, organizations and individuals need the expertise of a capable financial forensic accountant.

Enter McLaren & Associates CPAs, PC.

For more than 17 years, McLaren & Associates has been providing forensic accounting services with the right mix of criminal investigation skills and financial auditing to uncover fraudulent activities. It tracks down any unreported income or assets and gives proof of theft to help clients receive the best possible outcome of their case. “We ensure people get justice and what they are entitled to, making a positive difference in their lives,” says David McLaren, CEO of McLaren & Associates.

Trusted by divorce and business attorneys alike, McLaren & Associates comprises industry specialists who bring accurate forensic findings to the courtroom and ensure client success. Many clients come to McLaren & Associates for different financial theft cases. McLaren recalls divorce cases where the spouse does not report the assets or income to pay less alimony or child support.

It helps small and mid-sized businesses prosecute partner and employee theft. Further, McLaren & Associates deals with cases related to estates that require tracking down income and assets hidden or undocumented by the owner.
It helps small and mid-sized businesses prosecute partner and employee theft. Further, McLaren & Associates deals with cases related to estates that require tracking down income and assets hidden or undocumented by the owner.

McLaren & Associates, with an impressive 97 percent success rate, has never failed to produce proof of fraud for any of its cases. It begins client engagements with an extensive interview process to understand the facts behind a case. McLaren & Associates never audits or generates fees unless there is a case. This ensures it does not waste time or money during assessment and helps the client succeed. McLaren & Associates is also recognized as one of the 15 accounting service firms worldwide and the first in the East Coast area to be a Certified B Corporation that values people’s social and environmental wellbeing.
  • We ensure that people get the justice and get what they are entitled to, making a positive difference in their lives


Highlighting McLaren & Associates’ illustrious achievements, McLaren describes an instance where it helped a client with her divorce case. She had been told to give up half the assets as her spouse claimed his business barely made any money and was not worth enough for a settlement. The forensic accountants at McLaren & Associates uncovered 1.5 million dollars in hidden income, which accounted for tax fraud and proved his business was worth substantially more. The client received a fair judgment and could take care of her family due to the expertise of McLaren & Associates.

Undoubtedly, McLaren stands as the pillar of strength for McLaren & Associates and its success. His passion and talent for forensics, along with his determination to help make a positive difference in people’s lives led to the firm’s inception. He is a Certified Forensic Accountant, Government Forensic Accountant, Certified Forensic Auditor, and Registered Forensic Investigator. He is the first to hold these designations in the East Coast in combination, and his brilliance has always backed his firm’s stellar performance.

Continuously growing and accumulating expertise, McLaren & Associates will be opening a second office in Boston. It also plans to hire new talent and ensure client success every single time.