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What is Fraud?

Florida business litigation law firm Regan Atwood was founded by managing partner Jeffrey C. Regan in 2006.

Today, Regan Atwood is a 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firm in commercial litigation, with offices in Jacksonville and Orlando.

Regan Atwood handles high stakes and complex business disputes for clients across the state involving litigation to protect or defend a business. One of those areas is fraud.

What is Fraud?

What is fraud? Fraud occurs when a party or parties intentionally deceives and deprives a business or individual of revenue, property or legal rights. Fraud accusations may be made against corporations, small businesses, or individuals.

Examples of fraud in business include:

 Fraud claims in the purchase or sale of a business
 Breach of fiduciary duty
 Business tort claims regarding trade secrets or intellectual property rights
 Deceptive or unfair business practices
 Securities fraud
 Embezzlement
 Tortious breach of contract

What is Corporate Fraud?

Corporate fraud occurs when large and complex fraudulent schemes are committed to mislead investors, lenders, communities, and financial markets.

A business or individual found guilty of fraud in Florida can face civil and or criminal legal charges that may include restitution, fines, or jail.

Businesses or people falsely accused of committing fraud can be impacted financially and can incur damage to reputation. A defrauded party has the right to pursue legal actions to recover damages, regain assets, and repair image.

A first step is to consult with litigation attorneys capable of protecting legal rights.

Attorney Jeff Regan is Florida Bar board certified in business litigation and has more than 30 years of experience.

The Regan Atwood legal team includes partner and attorney Gene Atwood, partner and attorney Chad Walker, partner and attorney Chad Dean, and associate attorney Judson Bradley.

Regan Atwood … Experience. Integrity. Results.

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