Dallas Lawyers Assisting Business Owners Who Have Been Victimized By Theft
Acts of theft by an employee, partner, or other trusted representative of a company can be devastating to the business. Not only do such actions result in financial harm to a company, but such breaches of trust can leave business owners and leadership feeling betrayed. Unfortunately, it is all too common that partners or employees steal from a business owner. If this happens then it is crucial that you retain an attorney immediately to protect your interests. Acting quickly can make the difference in whether you recover what has been taken. Our Dallas business lawyers have extensive backgrounds in civil litigation and will move quickly to assist you. We have significant experience in the forensics of uncovering theft and tracking the stolen funds. Contact our offices online or by telephone today for an initial consultation with a Texas attorney.
Attorneys assisting small businesses in Dallas who have had property or money stolen
If a business partner or employee has stolen from your company, you may need to contact law enforcement. Frequently, however, “white collar” crimes are not prosecuted because law enforcement is either not familiar with financial crimes or it simply lacks the time or manpower to investigate. Further, the criminal prosecution process can move slowly and there is a real risk that you may not recover what was taken if you wait for that system to run its course. Hiring an attorney to file suit in state or federal court is necessary to not only receive a judgment against the wrongdoer, but to also recover what was lost. Frequently, the civil process is your only recourse. If criminal prosecution is appropriate then the odds of success are much higher when you have legal counsel to help you present your case to law enforcement. After you learn of potential theft or embezzlement, your next step should be to contact a law firm.
When running a company, there are a variety of opportunities for employee theft. Charges made on company credit cards, check fraud, bank account transfers, or allowing unchecked access to other property are all fraught with risks. Businesses can take a proactive approach to preventing employee theft or other misconduct to avoid such actions in risk areas. For instance, drafting clear and unambiguous policies regarding which employees have access to financial information or software could limit exposure. Requiring two employees to sign checks can prevent abuse. Ensuring that employees have advanced approval for large expenses on corporate credit cards, such as for travel or supplies can limit exposure to unauthorized purchases. While such measures cannot stop all criminal acts by employees or other trusted members of the team, having policies and procedures in place can provide peace of mind to employers. Our firm understands these issues and can help you prevent theft by reviewing your existing employee handbooks and policies, or by drafting them on your behalf.
Our Dallas attorneys aggressively protect small and mid-sized business owners who have been the victim of theft. We can immediately file a lawsuit in the appropriate Court and will seek injunctive relief to freeze any ill-gotten assets of the wrongdoer. This will help to ensure that your assets will not be transferred to a place where it is more difficult to find them. We will use every tool available to us, such as motion practice and discovery, to move the case along quickly so that a resolution may be reached as soon as possible. We understand that business owners have enough to worry about and the immoral acts of another should not be one of them. We make the law our business so you can focus on your business. Call our lawyers today. We also service Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton, Fort Worth, Garland, Irving, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, and Center, Texas.
Aggressive lawyers helping Texas business owners with the other issues which stem from theft
There can be several other issues which arise when assets are taken from a business owner. These issues can include disputes between business partners, breaches of a fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and a lawsuit for fraud. Fortunately, our attorneys can aggressively help you in these areas. Price L. Johnson is a CPA as well as a lawyer and has extensive experience in business-related litigation. He and the rest of our firm will stay in regular contact with you throughout the process. We will promptly respond to emails and phone calls. We will make ourselves available when you have concerns. You have enough to worry about in this situation and the performance of your lawyer should not be one of them. Contact our office today.