Accounting Misappropriation
Credit Card Swindles
Employee Larceny
Loan Scams
Shareholder Fraud
Whistleblower Protection
Dallas Business Lawyer
Nick O’Kelly, Attorney

Dallas Business Lawyer

Business fraud affects not only the company but also negatively impacts its employees, vendors and sometimes, its entire industry. The Texas business attorneys at Kilgore & Kilgore will help you sort out the legal implications of deception in your business, recover assets, or pursue a breach of contract matter, whether it is by making claims against an insurance policy or going after the perpetrators themselves.

Accounting Fraud

Many small, family owned businesses are susceptible to internal theft because they do not have systems in place to protect against it. The essential characteristic of fraud is the intent to deceive. Typical accounting fraud scams include overbilling, fictitious sales, fake bank loans and fake bank references.

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Whistleblower Protection

The Sarbanes Oxley Act provided guidelines for publicly traded companies and offered best practice principles for accounting managers. While protecting the little guy, these and other legislative maneuvers to govern publicly traded companies offer opportunities for employees to come forward while being protected. The Dodd-Frank Act gave the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) more teeth to help whistleblowers, providing large dollar awards.

Wide Variety of Business Litigation Experience

Kilgore & Kilgore handles many different types of business fraud cases including the following examples:

  • We helped a venture capital company recover its investment in a failed film company.
  • We represented an international business by placing a constructive trust on the mansion of a convicted swindler who went to jail for fraud.
  • We investigated and uncovered employees embezzling funds through credit cards, transferring funds to themselves through fictitious business transactions and through trade secret theft.
  • We helped a bank execute against collateral when it was victim of a fake sales scheme.
  • We helped an interior design firm recover assets embezzled by an employee by making claims against a credit card company and vendors who turned a blind eye to the scheme.

Satisfied Clients Tell Us

Click on this link to read some of the many client testimonials that people have sent to thank our business attorneys for getting them back on track. Kilgore & Kilgore can do the same for you.

Build a Legal Team With Us

Kilgore & Kilgore respects established relationships with corporate counsel and frequently joint ventures with other lawyers representing companies wishing to create legal teams with adequate resources. We receive most of our business referrals from other lawyers. When a conflict arises or there is a need for local or trial counsel, we stand ready to support the team in whatever configuration makes the most sense for achieving the best outcome.

Reach Out to Us

Our commercial litigation lawyers are committed to helping victims of business fraud find justice. To learn more about our business fraud practice or to schedule an appointment to discuss matters in confidence with a business lawyer at our Dallas office, contact us today. We offer a free review of the facts of your case with a Kilgore & Kilgore attorney.

Testimonial
“I was referred to Bill Masterson by another Kilgore & Kilgore client. Bill worked with my associate before, on a similar issue. Bill Masterson was wonderful. He was down to earth. He knew his stuff. He was very professional. I have already recommended him to another friend.”
– SF, Independent Business Contractor, Defamation and Conspiracy, 2015
Citations

Venture capital investors duped:
BancOne Venture v. Kneipper, 817 F.2d 356 (5th Cir. 1987)

A case of antitrust conspiracy involving the PGA Tour:
Spectators v. Colonial CC, Anheuser Bush

Millions in loans were acquired for equipment that didn’t exist:
Professional Bank v. Cyberco Holdings

Business fraud and breach of contract:
Ericsson Inc. v. Mobex Communications, No. 05 01626 (162d District Court Dallas Co TX) (2005)

Articles
Does it Pay to be a Whistleblower? – Update on Sarbanes-Oxley and Qui Tam – by Ted Anderson, Esquire, published in The Front Line, June 2005 – After the shareholder and employee debacles at Enron and WorldCom, Time Magazine named three whistleblowers as its persons of the year. For a trial lawyer contemplating a jury, one man’s whistleblower is another man’s tattle tale. Did the public’s disgust with corporate governance create a paradigm shift… Read More

ADA Amendments Mean Employers Need to Be More Cautious – by Robert Behrendt, Esquire, published in Texas Lawyer Magazine, March 2009 – The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 that was signed into law in September 2009 by President G. Bush became effective in 2009. As a result, employers took a more cautious approach in their employment practices and decisions and… Read More