BREACH OF TRUST

Toronto Breach of Trust Lawyers

A fiduciary can be brought up on criminal charges for breach of trust. Whether stemming from embezzlement, misappropriation or a similar property crime, breach of trust charges can result in serious penalties and affect your professional reputation.

At Neuberger & Partners LLP, our Toronto breach of trust lawyers defend clients from all types of theft and fraud charges in Ontario. As an experienced criminal defence firm, we have the knowledge, tools and resources to handle your defence. Since 1992, we have developed a record of success* based on a commitment to our clients and a sophisticated understanding of criminal law.

Understanding the Charges Against You

Breach of trust occurs when a fiduciary converts something entrusted to them by another person, employer, trust, business or organization to an unauthorized use, with intent to defraud and in contravention of the trust, for example, diverting proceeds. While breach of trust is its own criminal charge, it often involves the commission of other crimes, including:

  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Ponzi schemes and other forms of securities fraud
  • Cheque fraud
  • Employee theft

We take a detailed and systematic approach to these cases. In collaboration with experts in forensic accounting, computer technology and other fields, we work diligently to prepare your defence and understand the evidence against you. Our lawyers prepare every case for trial, with an understanding that many cases are often decided before a judge hears evidence. At every stage, we help you stay prepared and informed about your case.

Seek an Experienced Criminal Lawyer in the Early Stages

A bankruptcy or other civil matter can lead to a criminal investigation into irregularities and financial issues. Our lawyers have experience representing clients in the early stages of an investigation. We can prepare you to give evidence to a bankruptcy trustee and attend meetings with you to help you avoid implicating yourself.

Contact a Fraud Defence Law Firm Serving Whitby

Every financial crime demands experienced counsel. Contact our office online or reach us by phone at 416-364-3111 to schedule a consultation. We defend clients in the Greater Toronto Area and throughout Ontario.

Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and that the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.

CONTACT INFORMATION

1392 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, ON M6C 2E4
Fax (416) 364-3271

COVID-19 UPDATE

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in COVID-19 on Tuesday March 17, 2020.

At Neuberger and Partners, we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have implemented safety measures to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Our priority is and always will be the health, well-being and safety of our staff, clients and colleagues.

We have put in place various measures to prevent and minimize the impact of COVID-19:

  • In addition to standard hand-washing habits, our staff are washing hands before and after every client interaction;
  • All individuals entering our office will be required to use our hand sanitizer to ensure the safety of our other clients and staff;
  • Regular disinfecting of our offices, public areas, meeting rooms and board rooms as well as increasing the frequency of disinfection of higher-traffic surface areas;
  • If a lawyer or client who has a scheduled meeting is feeling unwell, they will be strongly encouraged to stay home;
  • For the time being, we will avoid greeting clients and colleagues with our usual handshakes;
  • We will make every effort to ensure our firm will be stocked up with extra tissue and alcohol-based hand sanitizer; and
  • We will monitor and stay informed from the Government of Canada and World Health Organization for facts as they become available. We will ensure all staff and team members are educated on symptoms and are well informed on prevention and best practices.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will the firm still run if there are closures?

  • We are committed to assisting our clients. We remain open to assist our clients at this time (following aforementioned standards for health and safety). For clients who wish to communicate with our firm virtually, we have the technology for virtual meetings and are able to respond to the needs of our clients in a manner best to protect our staff and clients’ health.

Are staff and lawyers set up to work virtually?

  • All lawyers and staff are set up to work virtually and continue to assist clients and one another remotely. All lawyers are available via telephone, email and virtual video conferencing.

What is the court situation? How will we deal with court closures?

  • At this time, the Superior Court of Justice is closed from March 17, 2020 to June 1, 2020 – unless a judge orders otherwise.
    If you have a March matter, your matter will be postponed to June 2, 2020.
    April matters will be postponed to June 3, 2020 and May matters will be pushed to June 4, 2020.
  • Similarly, the Ontario Court of Justice will be closed for 10 weeks for all out of custody matters in criminal practice court. In custody matters will still be addressed. It is unclear if out of custody matters such as trials or preliminary hearings will continue since the courts have left this decision to the discretion of the judges. However, Bail courts will remain open for the time being.
  • The Court of Appeal for Ontario has suspended all scheduled appeals until April 3, 2020. But we are still able to file materials and apply for urgent appeals to be heard.
  • We will advise clients by email of their next Court date.

How can payments be made?

  • Payments can be made via e-transfer and visa payments can be made over the phone.

If I have to deliver something to my lawyer, how shall I go about it?

  • For clients who wish to drop off documents but do not wish to come in contact with any one at the firm, you are encouraged to drop them off in our mail slot in front of our office.

We will be open and available for any questions, comments or concerns. Please call (416) 364-3111 for any further information.

Stay safe and healthy,

Joseph Neuberger