Founded in 2013, Wilkenfeld, Herendeen & Atkinson (WHA) is a Washington, D.C., law firm that specializes in cases involving workplace discrimination or harassment. Extensive media coverage of certain cases raised WHA's profile, making it essential that the firm avoid bookkeeping errors that could result in negative publicity.
Earning Clients' Trust
Law firms are bound by strict regulations regarding the use of funds that clients furnish for future use, also called trust accounts. It's not uncommon for firms to make mistakes when handling trust accounts, particularly during the hectic startup phase. That can result in penalties.
Fines for mishandling trust accounts would have dealt WHA a severe blow due to its prominent public profile. To avoid that, the firm sought outsourced bookkeeping services. A referral led them to Lori Kunkel, Managing Director of Supporting Strategies | Southern New Hampshire in 2015.