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Brian Sanvidge

CIG, CFE
Principal, Leader of Regulatory Compliance and Investigations

Brian Sanvidge, CIG, CFE, is the Principal and Leader of Regulatory Compliance and Investigations of Anchin’s Litigation, Forensic and Valuation Services Group. A Certified Inspector General and Certified Fraud Examiner, Brian has more than 30 years of experience advising on fraud, forensic investigations and providing litigation support to his many public and private sector clients.  He specializes in highly-regulated industries including construction, transportation, infrastructure, retail, hospitality, not-for-profits, specialty health care and pharmaceuticals.  

Brian is qualified by the New York State Unified Court System to serve as a Court Appointed Forensic Accountant Pursuant to NYS Part 36. He is a recognized expert who knows how to uncover defensible information with skilled forensic accounting practices, including data analysis and computer forensic techniques. He is often called upon as an expert witness in fraud and financial crime cases before state and federal courts, as well as in dispute resolution cases. Brian has supported large-scale government monitorship cases, some valued at more than $1 billion. While Inspector General at the New York State Department of Labor for more than a decade, he supervised investigations resulting in criminal convictions and more than $250 million in civil restitution. He also led the investigation of $7 million in questionable costs for a Fortune Global 50 company

In addition, clients benefit from Brian’s extensive knowledge and experience in labor-related matters in issues such as employee classifications, public work and wage and hour disputes. He is also an authority on business compliance issues, with a focus on minority- and women-owned businesses.

Brian lectures nationally on labor law, business fraud, white collar crime and tax fraud, as well as regulatory compliance, government investigations and internal audits and controls. 

Brian is a member of the Association of Inspectors General, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), International Association of Independent Private Sector Inspectors General, American Society for Industrial Security, the Government Finance Officers Association and the Citizens Crime Commission’s Corporate Council. He is a Certified Financial Records Expert Witness in the National White Collar Crime Center, a Secure Member of the New York Metro InfraGard Alliance and a Trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission.

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  • What A/E/C Firms Need to Remember About the CARES ActAugust 31, 2020

    At this point, so much has happened this year that the CARES Act may seem like old news, yet its tax provisions remain in effect and, in some cases, beyond 2020 (unless subsequent legislation changes them). Careful planning may allow architecture, engineering and construction (A/E/C) firms to fully benefit from the wide and varying tax relief offered.

  • Paycheck Protection Fraud Is Massive And UnsurprisingAugust 29, 2020

    The Paycheck Protection Program has been something of a whirlwind as hundreds of billions were quickly shoveled out. Thousands of accountants found themselves drafted into service as loan agents - mostly unpaid agents, although that fight is continuing. And, shocking, there was fraud. Quite a bit of fraud and given how quickly the program ramped up and that over half a trillion flowed out, it is of course not shocking.

  • An Overlooked Tax Benefit for Construction Firms: Business Interest Limitation ChangesMay 13, 2020

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 was generally a taxpayer-friendly legislation for the business community. However, there were several provisions in that Act that were implemented as revenue raisers to partially offset the cost of those tax breaks. One of those revenue raising provisions was the business interest expense limitation. This limitation can potentially impact construction companies of all entity types. The recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act modified and increased the existing 30% business interest limitation to 50% for the years beginning with 2019 and 2020.  For partnerships, this will not apply to years beginning with 2019, but only for 2020.

  • Anchin Expands Regulatory Compliance and Investigations, Hires Top Fraud and Investigations Expert Brian SanvidgeMay 15, 2019

    Anchin, a leading accounting and advisory firm based in New York City, announced that Brian Sanvidge, a Certified Inspector General and Certified Fraud Examiner, has joined the firm's Litigation, Forensic and Valuation Services group as Principal, Leader of Regulatory Compliance and Investigations.

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