Unfortunately business fraud is increasing in recent years in California. The experienced business litigation attorneys for business fraud cases at the Watkins Firm protect consumers and businesses from fraud and take action when it occurs. We also protect and defend San Diego employers and businesses who are falsely accused of fraud. These cases can be legally quite complex, and often hinge upon the smallest of details. The Watkins Firm has decades of experience and a proven track record of success at trial and in business litigation. We carefully analyze all evidence, communications, documents and actions by the parties to determine whether fraud has occurred.
In many cases the dispute may exist between members of an LLC or the owners of a closely-held family business or corporation. The suspicion of fraud with a business partner or co-owner will destroy the corporate culture surrounding your business. In some cases a difference of opinion or misunderstanding may lead to false allegations of fraud. In these cases we work to negotiate a resolution and repair the underlying relationships so the business can move forward. If genuine fraud exists we work to protect the interests of our clients and aggressively pursue financial compensation for the resulting damages they have been forced to bear.
Fraud is a broadly used term, and it is important to understand the genuine meaning of the term under California law. The California Civil Code defines fraud as “an intentional misrepresentation, deceit, or concealment of a material fact known to the defendant with the intention on the part of the defendant of thereby depriving a person of property or legal rights or otherwise causing injury.”
If you are concerned about fraud and believe a business, business owner, or fellow member or shareholder has committed fraud we invite you to contact the San Diego business litigation attorneys for business fraud cases and disputes at the Watkins Firm for a free consultation at 858-535-1511.