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Tollefsen Law PLLC

Business Law and Litigation


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  Seattle: (206) 624-5300  -   Everett: (425) 672-3300  -  Portland: (503) 224-4600
Los Angeles: (213) 401-2550 -  San Francisco: (415) 735-3400  -  New York: (212) 964-1960 
 
 

Financial Fraud Investigation and Litigation Services

Fraud investigation services

With more than 37 years of multifaceted business and legal experience, TL offers sophisticated investigation and litigation services for victims of and businesses cleaning up financial fraud in Oregon, Washington and New York. We have a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified (Financial) Controls Specialist on staff.

Controlling litigation costs

Litigation can be very expensive. TL works hard on minimizing fees. Hourly rates are reasonable. Expensive downtown offices and marble staircases are avoided. Litigation plans attempt to achieve maximum result with minimum cost. Tasks are automated. Files are paperless. The most advanced legal management software is utilized.

Internal Investigations

TL provides the needed background and experience for a wide range of corporate, business and agency internal investigations for audit committees and management. We can perform Sarbanes Oxley whistleblower investigations, Securities Exchange Commission investigations, state financial regulator investigations, and similar inquiries. Through the services of experienced securities lawyers, business lawyers, Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Controls Specialist, we can provide the confidential and independent investigation needed in delicate situations.

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Whistleblower Cases

TL takes selected Sarbanes Oxley and False Claims Act whistleblower actions on contingent fee basis. These case are inordinately expensive because the defendant is usually a large public company that has no incentive to settle. Expect legal fees and costs to start at $100,000 and often to exceed $500,000. SEC whistleblower cases usually involve completing a few forms and are much less expensive.

Understanding the Law of Fraud

The law regarding the definition of Fraud.

Nigerian to car dealers. Broker-Dealers to Coin Dealers

Transfers without adequate consideration or gifts can be overturned as fraudulent in certain circumstances. Article discusses breaking asset protection trusts and other devices to avoid creditors

Often it is important to disregard the entity to have an effectice remedy for fraud.

The issuer of the check has no common law duty to check to make sure its checks are not fraudulently indorsed.

2009 Oregon case which overturned judgment obtained by credit card company after arbitration. MBNA v Garcia.

Hard money lender uses foreclosure to take real property from victim.



BUSINESS LAW

Capital Raising

Corporations

Limited Liability

Partnerships

Taxation

Transactions

Trusts


LITIGATION

Commercial

Environmental

FCA (Qui Tam)

Intellectual Property

Securities Fraud

SOX

Whistleblowers


BANKRUPTCY

Filings

Litigation


ARBITRATION

Commercial

International

Mediation


FRAUD

Investigation

Litigation


REAL ESTATE

Transactions

Litigation


BUSINESS TORTS

Deceit

Fraud

Fiduciary Duty

Interference

Negligence

Nuisance


ADMINISTRATIVE

DFI

Licenses

SEC


INTERNATIONAL

Arbitration

EB-5 Immigration

Litigation

Transactions


EXPERT WITNESS

MEDIATION

 
     
 

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

About Certified Fraud Examiners

Entrusting your case to a CFE is the sensible decision in financial fraud cases. More...

Tollefsen Law Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement

.. to provide the highest quality legal service at an affordable price with integrity.. More ...

Cases of Public Interest

Cases of Public Interest

Some of Tollefsen Law clients have had case followed by the press. More...

 
     
 
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