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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- Pittsburgh Mayor Cracks Down on Construction FraudMay 14, 2021
In light of recent incidents involving unreported cash payments by subcontractors on construction projects, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto has signed an executive order to combat construction fraud, promote worker safety and protect city tax revenue. The Construction Fraud Executive Order cracks down on fraudulent construction companies that commit tax, insurance and workers’ compensation fraud. It also aims to stop the practice of paying workers in cash to avoid taxes.
- The U.S. Justice Department Takes Action Against COVID-19 Related FraudMay 3, 2021
On criminal matters, the DOJ’s efforts to combat COVID-19 related fraud schemes have proceeded on several fronts.
- Protecting Your Business From Fraud in the “Pandemic Economy” April 16, 2021
Unfortunately, experience in prior crises shows that well-intentioned efforts to quickly provide aid in the form of large sums of funds to people in need can leave the door open to fraud.
- Digging Deeper: Parkview Health granted $1.1M PPP loan… but officials say they never sought itApril 9, 2021
Brian Sanvidge tells ABC21 that the massive government-backed effort isn't designed for market-topping employers like Parkview Health.
- The 30% Participation Goal for MWBEs: Challenges and OpportunitiesMarch 16, 2021
Previously, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reauthorized the Executive Law Article 15-A to extend until December 31, 2024. Originally signed into law in July of 1988, this law seeks to level the playing field for minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) by establishing goals for MWBE involvement in construction projects. The newest participation goal is 30% of the budget for each year of your grant and is established based on the results of a 2016 disparity study.
- 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
Brian Sanvidge, Leader of Anchin's Regulatory Compliance and Investigations Group, was interviewed by Peter J. Reilly of Forbes.
- Brian Sanvidge discusses PPP Fraud with Fox NewsAugust 5, 2020
Brian Sanvidge, Leader of Anchin's Regulatory, Compliance and Investigation Group, told Fox News it's estimated that there will be 5 percent PPP fraud which translates into BILLIONS of dollars.
- 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.