At Downey, Smith & Fier, we understand the complexities and challenges that arise during settlement negotiations, particularly in the context of state audits or regulatory investigations. Our team of experienced consultants is here to guide you through the process and advocate for your interests, ensuring the most favorable outcome possible.

Why Choose Us?


Expertise in Settlement Negotiations: With years of experience in handling settlement negotiations for companies across various industries, we possess the expertise and insights needed to navigate the intricacies of the process effectively.

Strategic Approach: We take a strategic approach to settlement negotiations, carefully analyzing the details of your case, identifying potential strengths and weaknesses, and developing a tailored strategy to achieve your objectives.

Effective Communication: Communication is key in negotiation processes. Our consultants excel in communicating with relevant parties, including state authorities, legal representatives, and internal stakeholders, to ensure that your interests are effectively represented at every stage of the negotiation.

Customized Solutions: We understand that every case is unique. That’s why we offer customized solutions tailored to the specific needs and circumstances of your situation. Whether it’s negotiating a reduction in penalties, disputing audit findings, or exploring alternative resolutions, we work closely with you to craft the best possible outcome.


Our Approach


Initial Assessment: We begin by conducting a thorough assessment of your case, reviewing relevant documentation, and understanding the specifics of the audit or investigation.

Strategy Development: Based on our assessment, we develop a comprehensive negotiation strategy designed to achieve your goals while minimizing risks and liabilities.

Negotiation Representation: Our consultants serve as your advocates during the negotiation process, presenting your case persuasively, addressing concerns, and exploring opportunities for resolution.

Agreement Finalization: Once an agreement is reached, we assist in finalizing the settlement terms, ensuring that they are accurately documented and reflective of the negotiated terms.