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Defending & Advising Clients Regarding Claims of Fraud in Its Various Forms

Fraud is a broad legal concept. Essentially, whenever someone knowingly lies in order to obtain a benefit or advantage to which they are not entitled or to deny someone else a benefit or advantage to which that person is entitled, fraud has occurred.

Fraud occurs in many walks of life, and in both the personal and business worlds. And depending on the nature of the fraud, it may run afoul of criminal laws at the state or federal levels.

Whichever side of a fraud complaint you stand on, do not take the matter lightly. Even a hint of fraudulent activity can ruin a business, but legitimate victims of fraud are due restitution and damages for their suffering.

Insurance Fraud

Insurance fraud can be committed by the buyer or the seller of an insurance contract. Common fraudulent acts include, but are not limited to:

On the part of the buyer:
  • Post-dating policies
  • Exaggerating amounts of claims
  • Faked death
  • Faked kidnapping
  • Falsification of medical history
On the part of the seller:
  • Failure to submit premiums
  • Selling policies from companies that do not exist
  • Churning policies in order to boost commissions

Real Estate Fraud

In real estate transactions, misrepresentation and concealment of facts are common types of fraud. Fraud often occurs when a seller or a buyer withholds key information from the other party, or when either party exaggerates or lies about information that affects the sale or lease price of the property.

Some instances of real estate fraud are not committed by either the buyer or seller, however. When a mortgage broker engages in predatory lending, or when an appraiser or title company fails to disclose a conflict of interest regarding a particular transaction, that person or entity is guilty of fraud.

Stockbroker & Investment Fraud

Sometimes stockbrokers and other investment professionals fail to meet the standards of care the law demands of people in their positions. They might have:

  • Breached their fiduciary duty by putting the value of their own positions ahead of those of their clients
  • Failed to disclose all of the risks related to your investment
  • Failed to perform due diligence regarding their investment recommendations

All of the above are examples of stockbroker or investment fraud.

An Experienced Attorney Can Help, No Matter Which Side of the Dispute You Are On

At the Nassau County law firm of Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC, we zealously represent our clients who have been accused of fraud. We believe that the American judicial system works best when everyone has access to the best possible legal representation, and strive to protect your rights and advise you properly no matter what your legal dilemma might be.

Experienced Legal Representation Regarding Matters of Fraud

In Nassau County, no law firm possesses a stronger reputation for excellence and vigorous defense than Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC. Contact us online or at (516) 218-5131 to schedule a free consultation today.

Client Reviews

  • I can’t thank him enough for protecting me from false statements.

    “Rick helped me where I was falsely accused of domestic violence. I can’t thank him enough for protecting me from false statements.”

    - Larry
  • I felt very comfortable and confident that he had my best interests at heart

    “From the very start, when i first met David Barry I was completely put at ease. I felt very comfortable and confident that he had my best interests at heart.”

    - Michele
  • I felt like I was his only client

    “Marc was always a quick phone call away and answered my questions professionally and compassionately. I felt like I was his only client.”

    - Former Client
  • He is compassionate about his job and it shows

    “Gerard McCloskey believed in me and urged me to go to trial. I put all my trust in this man and he delivered with a unanimous not guilty verdict by jury.”

    - Kenny
  • Gerard was always respectful of his clients and took time to explain why we were using a given strategy.

    “Gerard was always respectful of his clients and took time to explain why we were using a given strategy. We saw that he exhausted every conceivable remedy on our behalf.”

    - Former Client
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Case Results

  • DISMISSED DRUG CASE
  • DISMISSED INTOXICATED DRIVING CASE
  • JURY ACQUITTAL 84-COUNT INDICTMENT
  • DISMISSED FELONY DRUG CASE
  • DISMISSED GUNS AND DRUGS SUPPRESSED
  • DISMISSED AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT
  • JURY ACQUITTAL ARMED ROBBERY
  • JURY ACQUITTAL ASSAULT CHARGE
  • DISMISSED BUS THEFT
  • DISMISSED CONSPIRACY CHARGES
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