Civil and Criminal Cases and Defense of Government Enforcement Actions
Markham Read Zerner defends clients accused of financial fraud in jurisdictions nationwide and handles pre-indictment investigations.
Markham Read Zerner has extensive experience in the defense of white-collar criminal prosecutions of nonviolent crimes that the government believes to have been committed by individuals or businesses in the course of their business activities, filing their tax returns, raising money, or communicating formally with government agencies. Typical cases involve fraud in commercial transactions, bankruptcy, health care, insurance, and securities transactions, as well as embezzlement, tax, and mail fraud.
Are you wrongly suspected or accused?
The investigation and prosecution of financial crimes has grown exponentially in the last 30 years. Financial disputes or losses that once were resolved by negotiation or a civil enforcement action are now frequently investigated and prosecuted criminally by federal agencies. Prosecutors instinctively see criminal conduct whenever there are financial losses, forgetting that many losses involve no fraud, but rather simply mistake, misjudgment, accident, or other non-criminal reasons. Early involvement by a capable attorney may head off these prosecutions or make for a more effective defense if charges are brought.
Seek legal advice immediately.
It is essential to seek legal advice immediately from an experienced attorney if a criminal charge is filed, or just as importantly, when an investigation is commenced before charges are brought. If we are not able to help you, we have very capable attorney contacts in many parts of the country.
Representing victims of fraud.
Our firm also brings its years of experience to representing victims of fraud who seek recovery of their losses.