Business fraud can take many different forms, such as Ponzi schemes, identity theft, pyramid schemes, or email fraud, to name a few. The consequences for victims can be severe, costing you financially, damaging key business relationships, and leaving you or your organization in a vulnerable position.
Our Gainesville fraud lawyers represent those affected by commercial fraud with the goal of recovering losses.
Protect Your Business and Combat Fraud
Numerous tools are available to businesses and individuals to help stop fraud, hold responsible parties accountable for their actions, and recoup related losses. If you suspect fraudulent activity, act quickly.
- Document the time and date and detail how you discovered it
- Collect evidence and store it securely and maintain confidentiality
- Report the fraud to the appropriate regulators and law enforcement
- Seek legal representation to manage complex litigation and take action against the responsible parties
When you are targeted by an external source of fraud, things can quickly spiral out of control. Therefore, the sooner you can take action, the better you can shield yourself against further damage and begin the process of recovery. A fraud and asset recovery lawyer can help you file a claim, establish a legal strategy, and seek justice.
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Effects of Fraud on Victims
Fraud affects victims in many ways beyond the immediate financial losses a business might experience. Some other ways that fraudulent activity can affect victims include:
- Loss of reputation
- Customers or clients losing trust in the integrity of your business systems
- Reduced employee morale could result in them seeking opportunities elsewhere
- Loss of stakeholders’ trust and market valuation
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Standing Up for the Victims of Business Fraud
Bogin, Munns & Munns manages the litigation process for victims of fraud. This allows our clients to continue running their business as our lawyers work to resolve difficult and time-consuming legal matters.
In many cases, litigation of fraud cases involves an in-depth analysis of countless documents to gather the evidence necessary to build a solid and compelling case. Our attorneys will gather evidence to support your case:
- Identify who is responsible for the fraudulent activity
- Pinpoint the violations
- Identify the correct avenues for asset and wealth recovery
- Measure the damage of the fraudulent activity
- Take action to prevent further loss
- Pursue justice on your behalf
- Safeguard your organization against fraud in the future
Effective case management is critical to the success of complex litigation, ensuring any strategy for recovery aligns with your goals. As such, we adapt and focus our experience, resources, and knowledge in the most suitable way for you and your business.
We are also here to answer your questions and provide insight into your options as the recovery process develops. Additionally, we prepare your case in detail, so we are prepared for any measures required to resolve your case.
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Proving Fraud in Gainesville
Fraud can be challenging to detect and even more challenging to prove due to the evidence required to satisfy the burden of proof. For example, to bring an action for fraudulent misrepresentation in Florida, you or your lawyer must be able to prove four elements, namely:
- The responsible party (defendants) committed a false statement of a material fact (a lie or an omission)
- The defendants knew or should have known the representation was false
- The defendants intended to induce the affected individual or business (plaintiff) to act on the deception
- The plaintiff justifiably relied on the defendant’s statement and suffered damages as a result
Your fraud case must also establish that you suffered injury or damages as a result of the fraud. Our attorneys can help you satisfy these requirements to establish your case and recover losses.
Limitation Periods in Fraud Cases
The statute of limitations (or the time you have to initiate legal action) for Florida fraud cases is generally four years from the discovery of fraud. Therefore, it is important to act quickly to ensure you meet this critical deadline, or you could risk your right to pursue damages. Our attorneys can help you meet this and other deadlines that may apply in your case.
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Let Us Help you Put a Plan in Place to Respond to Fraud
The time and effort required to respond to fraudulent activity can significantly impact the day-to-day operation of your business. In addition, without proper planning and support, it can be confusing to know what to do and who you can trust.
We can help you devise a strategy to manage the incident and pursue justice by conducting a thorough investigation while protecting your rights and best interests. We feature offices across central Florida, including right in Gainesville:
2700 NW 43rd St, Suite C
Gainesville, Florida 32606
We offer local representation for those dealing with fraud and fighting to recover their losses.
We Represent Individuals or Businesses in Gainesville Affected by Fraud
Fraudulent behavior can have a substantial financial impact, affecting your hard-earned reputation and the future success of your business. When you are forced into a vulnerable position through the dishonesty of others, we can help you file a lawsuit against those responsible.
Serving the people of central Florida, the commercial litigation lawyers at Bogin, Munns & Munns have been fighting to protect businesses and individuals for several decades. We represent all manner of complex business litigation surrounding online or offline fraud across many industries and business sectors. Contact us today at (352) 332-7688 to schedule a consultation.