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Fraud and Conversion Lawyers Who Win Lawsuits

At Butler Prather LLP, we get substantial results for our clients. In fact, our firm has won nine verdicts that exceed $100 million, and we’ve also won over 60 verdicts and settlements of over $10 million.

Our team at Butler Prather LLP has been winning large settlements for businesses, individuals, and organizations for over 35 years. We’ve earned an impressive reputation for helping clients across the nation. You can view our case results here.

Fraud and conversions are two types of theft that occur frequently in the business world. If you were the victim of fraud or illegal conversion, that means somebody used deception to take your money or property or they illegitimately used your property for their own financial gain.

These cases are complicated, and your law team requires a high level of technical knowledge and legal acumen to succeed.

At Butler Prather LLP, our Atlanta, GA business tort attorneys know how to win. We’ll collect the evidence you need to prevail and file a lawsuit to recover your losses.

Call (706) 322-1990 to learn more today.

Our Atlanta, GA Fraud Attorneys Handle Several Types of Cases

Fraud is one of the broadest categories of business torts. The legal definition of fraud covers the intentional misrepresentation of facts that one person knowingly makes to another to acquire profit or personal gain.

Fraud may involve breach of contract, breach of fiduciary responsibility, or the improper taking of personal, organizational, or company funds or assets. It can also involve outright theft or the misuse of intellectual property.

Healthcare fraud is a major target of federal law enforcement due to the vast quantity of government money that’s spent in this field. When doctors, hospitals, and others misuse or misappropriate funds allocated by public and private institutions, they do considerable harm to patients and the economy.

If you were the victim of healthcare fraud, you may be able to use a civil tort to recover the funds that were taken from you.

Examples of fraud that provide grounds for a civil lawsuit include:

Do You Need an Atlanta, GA Conversion Fraud Attorney?

A fraudulent conversion occurs when a person takes possession or control of someone else’s tangible assets for personal gain. This type of fraud may be perpetrated by an employee, a customer, a client, a stranger, or a person who has fiduciary control over someone else’s assets.

To file a claim for fraudulent conversion, you must have proof of damages. That means the conversion cost the plaintiff financial losses, business harm, or personal damages.

If someone stole something from you but brought it back without you suffering any harm, for example, you would not have the right to pursue compensation. It’s necessary to provide evidence of your losses.

Any unauthorized use of monetary funds or physical assets for personal gain is a form of conversion. For example, a financial advisor who dishonestly keeps financial gains from investments for himself and distributes losses among his clients is guilty of conversion.

Additional examples of illegal conversion include:

  • Using company receipts for personal tax write-offs.
  • Charging embezzled expenses to nonexistent entities.
  • Collecting interest on a client’s assets.
  • Overcharging for fake, used, or inferior products.
  • Renting out a client’s property for personal gain.
  • Civil theft by a trustee in charge of someone’s estate.
  • Knowingly encouraging a client to invest in a Ponzi scheme.
  • Using company assets to promote your own business venture.
  • Providing an illegitimate promissory note for pocketed assets.
  • Accepting bribes or kickbacks for undervalued company goods or services.

How an Atlanta Fraud and Conversion Lawyer Can Help

You may suspect that someone’s fraudulent activities are costing you money. You have the right to seek damages under tort law, but you’ll want to get all your ducks in a row before proceeding with legal action.

Damages are intended to compensate the aggrieved party for its losses of property that was wrongfully taken by another. Our team will investigate your situation and file a lawsuit seeking maximum compensation.

Fraud and conversion occur in secret, but traces of these crimes are difficult to hide. Our computer experts and forensic accountants know how to uncover evidence of kickbacks, embezzlement, and other forms of fraud.

Our Atlanta legal team at Butler Prather LLP will subpoena computer hard drives and other information to advance the investigation. The following types of evidence will be used to support your lawsuit:

  • Texts
  • Emails
  • Phone records
  • Missing documents
  • Forged documents
  • Banks account records
  • Computer forensics
  • Forged checks
  • Surveillance footage
  • Evidence of excessive spending
  • Statements made by the accused person

Assessing the Cost of Your Damages

Once we’ve assembled the necessary evidence, our attorneys will build a case to convince a jury that you are seeking equitable and reasonable damages. That means fair market value plus interest for the property that was taken from you.

Your damages will also include the opportunity cost for business that you lost. The fraud may have caused you to lose clients and harmed your reputation. Fraud may create cash flow problems that hamper your growth by forcing you to reduce payroll. It can also limit your ability to make crucial investments in technology and other important resources.

We’ve Won Billions for Our Clients

Butler Prather LLP regularly goes toe-to-toe with the largest financial interests in the country, including insurance companies, defense contractors, and major corporations.

We’ve come out on top time and again because our firm has the best people on our side working for you.

Call (706) 322-1990 to schedule a free consultation with Butler Prather LLP today.

I was in a complex premises liability case involving a multinational corporations. Mr. Butler & his associates were always three steps ahead of these defendants. When they say they are "exceptional trial lawyers," this is not just a slogan but it is a way of life.”
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