Breach of Fiduciary Duty


When a Duty of Care Is Broken

A breach of fiduciary duty arises when an individual or entity with a close, personal, trusted or fiduciary obligation to another party fails to act with the due standard of care. A breach of fiduciary duty is a legal cause of action available to any individual who is owed a particular kind of financial or other duty, when the person who has the duty fails to handle the matter appropriately. This may arise between a lawyer and a client, an accountant and a client, two business partners, or a beneficiary and a trustee.

At Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz in Houston, our firm has more than 65 years of experience pursuing breach of fiduciary claims. We are experienced in pursuing successful claims against business trustees who take advantage of investors, insurance companies that fail to act in good faith and partners who usurp business opportunities. To learn how we can help you, call 800-836-6130 (toll free 800-580-9121) or contact our office online to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced business lawyers.

A fiduciary duty implies a trusted relationship. If you feel that your financial affairs were improperly handled or that you were taken advantage of, you can recover damages for your loss.

Breaches of Fiduciary Duties

We have successfully handled claims against boards of directors, shareholders, estate administrators, guardians, trustees, partners and medical doctors. A breach of fiduciary duty may arise when a board of directors acts against the interest of the corporation. Our attorneys are experienced in the investigation of breach of fiduciary duty claims and pursuing those claims against negligent or intentionally fraudulent parties.

Our firm is also experienced in handling:

  • Breach of loyalty
  • Constructive fraud
  • Insider trading and securities fraud
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Conflicts of duties
  • Breaches involving trustees and estate administrators
  • Patient/doctor conflicts
  • Financial fraud involving banks and investment companies

In cases involving breach of fiduciary duty, it may be possible to have a constructive trust created to have an account of profits or to pursue compensatory damages.

Texas Business Law Attorneys Helping Clients Since 1951

If you have been the victim of a breach of fiduciary duty, you deserve compensation and the recovery of damages. Our attorneys will prepare your case against any liable party. For a free consultation to learn more about our business litigation services, call 800-836-6130 (toll free 800-580-9121) or e-mail us. Our experienced Houston, Texas, lawyers are dedicated to achieving results for every client, in every case. Se habla español.