Are you a target of a Department of Justice investigation? Have you been served with a subpoena to produce documents or testify in front of a Grand Jury? Are you concerned about your criminal exposure for something that you did or did not do? THE SPENCER LAW FIRM has been assisting its clients for over 40 years to prepare for the DOJ investigation and Grand Jury testimony, sometimes in link with various regulatory bodies who are also conducting their full-scale review of your business practices. We have worked with real estate developers and speculators, oil and gas promoters, hedge fund operators, privately held companies raising funds and other companies and individuals who have become the focus of various agencies for White Collar criminal offenses. Often with these investigations, we see our clients have substantial exposure as the result of bad legal advice on taxes, capital formation, lack of securities registration or exemption compliance, disgruntled ex-wives, off shore trust accounts, angry current or former employees or business partners, investors who lost their money and want it back and former business associates who feel that they were given a raw deal if they were pinched out of a business plan or were forcibly bought out of a thriving business. Most of the time these issues do not rise to the serious level of a DOJ investigation, but business behavior has a way of gaining momentum against you if you do not plan your path carefully. THE SPENCER LAW FIRM had one client who was a principal target of a large DOJ investigation and after we worked with such, and provided detailed records to the DOJ, actually became the star witness for the DOJ with no prosecution against our client. We were told by the DOJ that this was the most well-prepared witness they had ever worked with. If you or your company, trust or partnership is prompting letters from a regulator, you must call us for a legal consultation. These investigations can be very expensive so our advice is to have a large war chest if the government comes knocking on your door to serve you a subpoena. Bonnie Spencer at 713-961-7770.
by Bonnie Spencer | Nov 30, 2022 | Businesses