Fraud happens any time one party acts in a deceptive manner for financial or personal gain. Unfortunately, fraud is relatively common in the business world and can cause serious financial injury to business owners when they least expect it. Maryland laws provide recourse for any business that has been the victim of fraudulent acts by other businesses or individuals. If you suspect another party has committed some type of commercial fraud, your first call should be to an experienced Baltimore fraud lawyer to find out how you can recover.
HELPING INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES WHO HAVE BEEN THE VICTIM OF COMMERCIAL FRAUD
Commercial fraud can take a wide variety of forms and can affect businesses and consumers alike. While fraud can often be prosecuted as a criminal matter by the state, a conviction does not always result in recovery on behalf of the victims of the fraudulent conduct. Consequently, people who believe that they or their business has been affected by fraud should retain qualified legal counsel as soon as possible. Some examples of the types of commercial fraud cases that our firm routinely handles include the following:
- Intentional misrepresentation
- Fraudulent concealment
- Accounting fraud
- Healthcare fraud
- Negligent misrepresentation
- Real estate fraud
- Securities fraud
- Insider trading
- Mail and wire fraud
- False or misleading advertising
- Investment fraud
- Employment fraud
- Credit card fraud
AN EXPERIENCED COMMERCIAL FRAUD ATTORNEY CAN HELP INVESTIGATE ALLEGED FRAUD AND DETERMINE WHETHER YOU HAVE ANY LEGAL RECOURSE
While some cases of fraud may be readily apparent, in many instances, business owners or others in a position of authority simply suspect that that fraud may be occurring. In these cases, the assistance of an attorney can be extremely helpful. While contacting law enforcement authorities is always an option, in some cases, a mere suspicion may not justify further investigation. In addition, many companies may not want the negative publicity associated with a full-on fraud investigation.
Fortunately, an attorney familiar with commercial fraud can investigate allegations of fraud and do so in a manner that keeps the investigation out of the public eye. Because attorneys are ethically bound to keep client information confidential, businesses that retain an attorney to determine whether fraud has taken place can be sure that their allegations will not be “leaked” to the press or public. Finally, if an attorney does uncover evidence of fraud, he or she will be able to immediately institute a civil action so that you can recover for your losses as soon as possible.
Contact a Baltimore Commercial Fraud Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
Fraud is an unfortunate reality of the modern business world and can have a significant impact on a company’s financial well-being. Fortunately, the civil courts provide victims of fraud recourse to recover the losses they incur due to another party’s fraudulent conduct. The Casper Firm has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of clients and its seasoned team of experienced attorneys will bring your case to the best resolution possible. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, please call our office today at 410-989-5097.