Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb, LLC | attorneys at law

Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

A fiduciary is someone named to act in the best interests of another party. Attorneys, real estate agents and financial advisors are expected to uphold their clients’ best interests. Shareholders also expect that board members will make decisions for their benefit. Similarly, trustees have fiduciary duties to beneficiaries.

When fiduciaries overstep their boundaries and fail acting in their clients’ best interests, this is considered a breach of fiduciary duty. Whether you have been a victim of misrepresentation or have been accused of breaching your fiduciary duty, obtain experienced legal help. Disputes involving allegations of mistrust can destroy relationships at a hefty price.

At Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb, LLC, we offer more than 100 years of combined experience handling breach of fiduciary duty allegations. We have a comprehensive background advocating for clients caught on both sides of a dispute. Whether you are accused of attorney misconduct or believe your fiduciary misrepresented you, entrust our law firm to deliver sound judgment and skillful advocacy. Contact us today to meet with an experienced St. Louis breach of fiduciary duty attorney.

Handling Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims in Business Law

In business law, shareholders and investors expect board members and executive leadership to avoid making decisions for their personal benefit at the expense of the corporation. Our legal team has an extensive background handling business fraud allegations which can occur in many different forms. We know how to prove fiduciaries violated their relationships built on trust. Our legal team is committed to helping individuals recover compensation for the mistrust they endured.

Our firm’s business law attorneys also have an extensive background protecting fiduciaries from false or inflated claims questioning their business acumen. We offer strategic legal counsel focused on mitigating any potential legal or financial implications.

Representing Clients in Estate Administration Claims

In estate planning, a fiduciary can refer to the individual named in the will or appointed by probate court to settle an estate. A trustee is charged with administering the trust and is also considered a fiduciary. Individuals in these roles have specific duties to fulfill and are expected to act with a high standard of honesty when dealing with large amounts of money.

This is a highly complicated area of the law, but we have the skills and legal resources to prove fiduciaries conducted actions for their personal benefit and violated their duties in several ways, such as:

  • Acting with conflicting interests
  • Stealing from beneficiaries
  • Undervaluing liquidated assets and pocketing money
  • Accepting bribes or acting with deception
  • Failure to distribute assets within a timely manner

Our legal team also has a strong background defending fiduciaries wrongfully accused of violating their responsibilities. We know how to prove fiduciaries acted in good faith and did not personally benefit from their actions.

Contact Our Edwardsville Misconduct Lawyers

Whether you are a fiduciary or believe you are a victim of a breach misrepresentation, contact our law firm online or call 618-307-4054 today to schedule a consultation with a highly skilled St. Louis or Edwardsville breach of fiduciary duty lawyer. Our law office is conveniently located in Edwardsville near the courthouse.