Individuals in a position of trust have a duty to act in good faith and with loyalty. This is known as a fiduciary duty, and those individuals in positions of trust are referred to as fiduciaries. Fiduciaries include lawyers, directors, officers, stockbrokers and individuals in similar positions. These fiduciaries often have power over another individual's finances and assets.
When the fiduciary duty is breached and an individual suffers economic harm as a result of that breach, that individual can bring a claim against the fiduciary. These breach of fiduciary duty cases can be complex. They often involve complicated financial records and transactions. If you are involved in a breach of fiduciary duty case, it is important that you work with an attorney who understands these types of claims and has experience in this area.
Attorney Donald L. Beckner has extensive experience in this area of law. He is a skilled litigator who has represented clients in hundreds of civil and criminal jury trials. He uses his hands-on courtroom knowledge and more than 30 years of experience litigating cases to help clients find successful resolutions in all types of business disputes.
Common Types Of Breaches Of Fiduciary Duty
There are a number of ways that a fiduciary can violate trust and breach their fiduciary duty to an individual or client. Some common examples of breaches of fiduciary duty include:
- Conflicts of interest and self-dealing
- Embezzlement and fraud
- Insider trading and other misuses of insider knowledge
- Misuse of authority
- Legal malpractice
Mr. Beckner represents plaintiffs and defendants in breach of conflict cases. To learn more about his practice, experience and for an assessment of your case, contact Donald L. Beckner & Associates online or call 225-769-7779. From our office in Baton Rouge, Mr. Beckner represents clients throughout Louisiana, across the U.S. and worldwide.