Michigan White Collar Crimes Lawyer
The Williams Law Firm, has represented individuals and companies who have been charged with or are under investigation for a plethora of white collar crimes.
Contact The Williams Law Firm: call 517-337-8100
In addition to defense, The Williams Law Firm works with senior executives and boards of directors who suspect that their company may have compliance problems or who suspect that their company may be under criminal investigation. Learn more about how we work with companies to avoid indictment on criminal charges.
The Williams Law Firm handles complex, high profile criminal defense cases of all types. White collar crimes typically require an understanding of complex financial information and transactional processes across state and national borders. Williams Law Firm has both the resources to manage complex and document-intensive business cases, as well as access to a network of financial experts and investigators to maximize your chances of prevailing.
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Equal to the experience and training as a trial based criminal defense attorney is Mr. Williams' hands on knowledge of the nuances of advanced business law.
Prior to attaining his law degree in 1978, Mr. Williams worked on Wall Street in New York for McDonnell & Company, a member of the NYSE, AMEX and all NOTC and commodity exchanges. During three terms of employment, he worked in wire rooms, bond departments and stock transaction floors. Thereafter, and while in law school, he interned under then Director Hugh M. Makens at the Michigan Department of Commerce, Corporations and Securities Division, dealing with Blue Sky enforcement and registration, and specialized with the same in the Franchise Department.
Upon graduation in 1978, Mr. Williams has represented numerous franchise concerns across the United States and Canada, started sixteen franchiser marketing corporations, represented over sixty existing franchises -often defending them from security law challenges which predicated his retention, and incorporated over two hundred business entities of every type ranging from oil wells to pizza parlors. Mr. Williams' training with protecting the consumer/investor first and then building an entity for those who sell the investment opportunity with these protections to safeguard the new business has allowed in great part their continued success over the years. He has always insisted on the security law type protection afforded to the SEC type registrations as the company's approach rather than the FTC "lion with no teeth" minimum disclosure statement approach. He created the first national insurance franchise company, first international barter trade company, and handled the State's first "Bancorp" mergers and re-incorporations in the 1980's as a way of saving the small multi-generation family run local banks.
During the 1980's Mr. Williams, in addition to his law practice, taught business organizations at Michigan State University for a number of years. He taught upper division (300 and 400 level) in matters involving fiduciary duty, corporations, limited partnerships, liability and general contract law. He has also taught at Lansing Community College and Cooley Law School.
Different Types of White Collar Criminal Charges:
Securities Fraud / Insider Trading: This is an evolving area with new federal prosecution strategies developing all the time. We see an increasing number of indictments for market timing trades (buying after market has closed), insider trading, investment schemes, and telemarketing fraud.
Bank Fraud: Embezzlement, larceny, forgery, money laundering, check kiting schemes, wire fraud, and mail fraud with criminal charges subsumed under federal depositor banking laws. Insurance Fraud: Filing false or fraudulent claims, phony auto accidents, arson or other destruction of property in order to file an insurance claim, or conspiracy to commit fraud.
Mortgage Fraud: Land flips, home flipping, shell games, loans in bogus names, fraudulent signatures on mortgages as first or second guarantors.
Tax Fraud: Misrepresentation of financial status.
Health Care Fraud: Medicaid fraud and Medicare theft, fraudulent billing schemes, dental fraud, billing for services not performed, mischaracterization of medical services rendered, conflict of interest referrals to companies with which the doctor or clinic has a financial relationship.
Mr. Williams has represented numerous medical doctors and dentists on matters before the Circuit Court and the Michigan Court of Claims.
Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft: Credit card schemes, shell business entities, opening credit accounts using stolen or fraudulent information or a false identity, stolen social security numbers, telemarketing fraud, fraudulent use of a credit card.
Pyramid and Ponzi Schemes: Establishing a business in which early investors or adopters reap rewards while later investors are guaranteed to lose money.
As a franchise attorney for over three decades, Mr. Williams knows and understands nearly every nuance and method thus far employed and, conversely, understands the challenges of proving them.
Business Crimes: Industrial espionage and violation of import/export regulations.
Money Laundering/Structured Transactions: Structured transactions, failure to comply with State mandated disclosures and registrations including security law violations.
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