Austin Corporate Embezzlement Attorney
Misrepresentation • Non-Disclosure • Embezzlement • Scams
Fraud can be a garden variety accusation, thrown into many lawsuits without any particular meaning. On occasion, however, it is a very serious allegation to make, and to defend.
The law office of John McDuff brings veteran perspective and aggressive legal counsel to fraud litigation in Austin and Travis County. I represent plaintiffs and sometimes the accused in a wide range of civil fraud lawsuits. I have handled large and complex cases involving millions in losses or illegal gains. Call 512.457.1177 to determine your legal standing or potential civil exposure.
Fraud Litigation in Austin, Texas
I have litigated fraud in all permutations:
- Business-to-business fraud
- Commercial transaction fraud
- Material misrepresentations to obtain a contract
- Fraud by non-disclosure
- Investment fraud (stock brokerage and private offerings)
- Absconding or failure to perform
- Corporate embezzlement
- Accounting fraud (“cooking the books”)
- Government fraud
In fraud litigation, the sticking point is usually intent. Specifically, proving intent. Was the fraud sordid and overt, or the unwitting product of an over-aggressive strategy in a business deal? Were false statements knowingly given? Was omission of key information an oversight or intentional?
Another key aspect in fraud is conspiracy. I establish the culpability of others who can be brought into a fraud lawsuit – the “deep pockets,” when the chief defendant’s assets are limited or insulated from exposure. I commonly file causes of action for conspiracy or Breach of fiduciary duty together. Even a spouse or business partner who benefits from the fraud can be named in the lawsuit.
If you were defrauded of a substantial sum, contact an aggressive fraud litigation lawyer to discuss the merits of a civil claim for damages. Call 512.457.1177 or reach me online.