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Attorney Chuck Gabriel finds lying, cheating, and stealing unacceptable.

If you or your firm has been the victim of intentional employee, officer, or director misconduct, you can sue for monetary damages as well as bring a complaint before law enforcement entities. State and federal law enforcement agencies will independently decide if a case is worth pursuing. If they choose to investigate, any evidence they gather will be confidential to them, whether or not brought before a grand jury, and their evidence will become inaccessible to your civil lawyer. Once the government begins its investigation, initiating or continuing an investigation by the company could interfere or be misinterpreted as obstructive, which can make it difficult to bring or maintain a parallel civil case for financial recovery. Then, in the end, law enforcement may decide not to investigate at all.

The Gabriel Law Firm assists owners and businesses in independently investigating and gathering evidence of internal wrongdoing with the goal of quickly and accurately assessing and resolving issues. This can involve putting together an effective forensic team to conduct an internal investigation that yields evidence admissible under federal evidentiary standards while allowing your business to use the information that has been collected for its own civil purposes. Chuck’s background as a retired FBI agent, and his membership in the Society of Former FBI Agents provides him access to some of the best investigative resources in the country. With his colleagues at Chalmers, Pak, Burch & Adams he has strategic liaisons with other experienced attorneys as well as a network of larger firms willing and able to take on the most complex litigation.

Chuck and the Gabriel Law Firm work with business owners, executives, professionals and their counsel who have been victimized by:

• Director, officer, or employee misconduct
• Embezzlement and theft
• Fraud
• Breaches of fiduciary duty
• Partnership and close corporation shareholder disputes
• Misuse or misappropriation of proprietary information, and other business torts
• 3rd party contractor or vendor fraud

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