Domestic White Collar Criminal Defense

High-powered representation from Houston’s top white collar lawyer

Many attorneys say they “do” white collar criminal defense. But only Mr. Wynne has the track record, and tenacity, to prove it. When results matter, trust Mr. Wynne to do what other lawyers can’t.

A Harvard-educated criminal defense attorney, he’s devoted years to representing clients in high stakes white-collar investigations and prosecutions. His experience as a former federal prosecutor gives him an intimate understanding of the prosecution tactics deployed against defendants in court – knowledge he puts to work for each and every client. If his name sounds familiar, it’s likely because you’ve seen him in high-profile cases protecting his clients from damaging allegations, preemptive asset seizure and other ruinous fallout.

White Collar Criminal Defense for Investigations and Prosecutions

Michael J. Wynne’s strong legal background provides him with a first-hand perspective of the evidence prosecutors use to build cases against individuals charged with various types of business fraud.

It is essential to enlist a seasoned white collar criminal defense lawyer when your business first learns of a federal or state investigation. Being in front of the case can make the difference between being charged with an offense or not. Any business is at risk.

If you have been accused of business or corporate fraud or are concerned any such allegations may be coming, contact Michael J. Wynne today for a free case evaluation.

Fraud and Business Litigation Lawyer

Business fraud occurs when an individual or business entity intentionally deceives another party in order to gain an advantage. Anyone who is involved in business transactions can be at risk for business fraud. While not all corporate fraud can be considered criminal, you may be able to pursue legal remedies to compensate you for your losses.

If you have been wrongly accused of business fraud or misrepresentation, it is essential that you best protect your overall interests with an experienced business litigation lawyer immediately. Business fraud can have long-term implications.

Michael J. Wynne handles a range of crimes related to fraud in business transactions:

  • Intentional contract breaches
  • Negligence in upholding contracts
  • Fraudulent concealing of facts
  • Securities fraud
  • Bribery
  • Conspiracies
  • Misleading advertisement
  • Embezzlement
  • Employment-related fraud

Business Contract Disputes

A business contract dispute occurs when any party in a contract has a disagreement regarding any of the contract terms or definitions. For a contract to be valid, there must be a “meeting of the minds.” This means that all parties must have a solid understanding of every contract term and must be in mutual agreement as to the terms. Without a mutual agreement, the contract is not legally valid and may be contested in court. A contract dispute is usually considered a breach of contract, meaning that a party failed to perform a duty or promise that they agreed to in the contract.

Common contract disputes include:

  • Issues with drafting and reviewing a contract
  • Offer and acceptance disputes
  • Mistakes and errors concerning the terms of the contract
  • Disagreements as to the meaning or definition of a technical term
  • Fraud and coercion — There is no “meeting of the minds” if a person is forced or tricked into signing the contract.

Even if a contract is properly formed, there may be disputes as to the performance of contractual duties. If a party fails to perform their side of the bargain causing a dispute, contact Michael J. Wynne.

Defending Against RICO and Other Complex Statutes

Mr. Wynne is one of the few who has tried as first-chair four complex RICO cases through jury verdicts. He knows RICO, the Hobbes Act, Conspiracy Law and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) as well as any litigation lawyer in the business. If you have been wrongly accused of fraud, misrepresentation, money laundering or any other financial crime, it is essential that you best protect your overall interests with an experienced defense lawyer immediately. Having the right white collar criminal defense lawyer at the very beginning can have long-term implications.

Michael J. Wynne handles a range of alleged federal and other fraud cases, including but not limited to

  • Securities Fraud
  • Racketeering
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Honest Services Fraud
  • Passport Fraud
  • Money Laundering; 18 U.S.C. 1956
  • Transactions in Criminally-Derived Proceeds; 18 U.S.C. 1957

The Shadow of Criminal Prosecution in Business Litigation

While it is blatantly unethical to exploit the availability of criminal prosecution to obtain an advantage in civil litigation, the line is often hard to discern. Rightly or wrongly, the shadow of criminal prosecution too frequently is the elephant in the room. It cannot help but have a bearing on decisions made in civil discovery and at other points in the litigation process.

Mr. Wynne helps clients navigate these landmines regularly. He has a proven record of assisting businesses and individuals in heeding situations that may attract law enforcement attention and at the same time managing complex business litigation with all of its sensitive maneuvering and timing.

His strong legal background provides him with a first-hand perspective of the evidence prosecutors use to build cases against individuals charged with these type of business fraud. You’ll need an experienced white collar criminal defense and litigation lawyer to help you, regardless of the stage of the case. That lawyer is Michael J. Wynne. Share your side of the story today.

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