“You are a very interesting mix of tiger and kindness”
I would like to testify as to the qualifications and expertise of my company’s attorney, who has also become my personal counsel. His approach is direct, honest and committed to his client. With a dedicated work ethic, he tenaciously works in the interest of his client with a take-charge attitude that demonstrates his knowledge, honesty, enthusiasm and caring.
We have been working with John for the last couple of years as a business transaction attorney. He continues to be, and has been, nothing but timely, professional, and knowledgeable in all services rendered for us. He is meticulous and thoughtful in every aspect, and we would highly recommend his services and still continue to build our relationship with him. His alacrity is continually a pleasant surprise.
After looking at several attorneys to handle my case, I selected John. It was the best choice I could have made. He has given me peace of mind and has handled my case with pure professionalism. I would definitely recommend using John to my friends or family if asked.
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.