Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Atlanta Business Attorney

If you or your business, as a beneficiary, has suffered damages due to a breach of fiduciary duty, do not waste any time in pursuing legal action. The law provides protections to beneficiaries who have entered into a fiduciary relationship with another individual or company from financial losses due to misconduct. At Buckley Beal LLP, we possess the experience and tools necessary to help clients seek monetary compensation in even the most complex cases. Our Atlanta business attorneys can help you to identify existing fiduciary relationships, investigate breaches of duty, whether fraud was involved, and communicate your damages.

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What Constitutes a Breach of Duty?

Generally, a fiduciary relationship is one where a person places their trust in another agent to manage a financial transaction or account. A breach can occur when that agent fails to act in the best interest of the beneficiary, who suffers financial damages as a result. For example, if a business does not invest client funds according to the agreed upon terms, or purposely misrepresents an investment, a case for the breach of fiduciary duty may exist.

Fiduciary responsibility can fall into several categories including:

  • Duty of reasonable care: An agent must demonstrate reasonable care when performing the appointed financial duties. Generally, to prove a breach of reasonable care occurred, it must be shown that the fiduciary acted in such a way to go against what a reasonable person may have done.
  • Duty of loyalty: A fiduciary may not act in a way which puts their own interests ahead of the beneficiary. The responsibility of protecting the best interests of the client must be upheld.
  • Duty of disclosure: All relevant information must be disclosed to the account owner, investor, or beneficiary. Furthermore, a fiduciary cannot mislead or provide false information to a client in order to affect their behavior.

Legal Help for Fiduciary Disputes

Fiduciaries are legally bound to act with only the highest financial, legal, and ethical standards. When you enter into a business relationship, you trust that the individual or company will always uphold these standards. However, in the event that this trust is betrayed and a breach of duty occurs, the responsible parties must be held accountable. If you believe that you have suffered financial damages due to a breach of fiduciary duty, do not hesitate to contact Buckley Beal LLP. Our Atlanta business lawyers can help you to fight for the monetary compensation that you deserve.

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