How Does Having A Business Operating Agreement Protect Me During Times of Conflict?

Establishing a new business is a strategic and intentional process. In order to be successful, the operational responsibilities of the business shouldn’t be undermined by the enthusiasm of starting a new company. By this, we mean having a solid foundation for how your business is run will not only set you up for future success […]

What Is Bankruptcy Fraud?

Federal bankruptcy proceedings provide a framework for those who are heavily burdened by debt to get financial relief. There are honest and legitimate reasons as to why someone might need their slate wiped clean. However, in the United States, about 10 percent of bankruptcy filings involve fraudulent claims. Read on to learn how someone might […]

Help! What Should I Do If My Business Partner Is Involved in Criminal Activity? 

When things go sour in a business partnership, you might have the urge to walk away and never look back. It’s a situation no one wants to find themselves in, but it happens quite often – someone you once trusted financially, in business and in life, is now betraying you and the empire you created […]

Defense 101: Accused of A White Collar Crime? Do This!

Have you been accused of a white collar crime? Don’t panic! Do this instead. Believe it or not, the concept of white collar crime has only been around for 80 years.  White collar crime is typically categorized by actions that are non-violent in nature, and are most closely associated with alleged perpetrators who come from […]

You’ve Been Charged With a Federal Crime: What You Need to Know

No one, and we repeat, no one wants to be charged with a crime. But being charged with a federal crime? That’s a whole different ball game, one that most aren’t prepared to play.  Of course, one of the primary differences between facing state and federal charges relate to jurisdiction, meaning that the resources and […]

What to Do If You’ve Been Falsely Accused of a Crime

  Getting the news that you are under investigation for committing a crime–or worse yet, that you are being arrested–can come as quite the shock to many people. You’re going about your day as usual and out of the blue you get the news that seems like it will change your life forever. So what’s […]

3 Tips for Making It Through a Tough Situation

If you’ve recently been accused of committing a white collar crime, it can be tough to know which steps you need to take. There is no doubt about it–you’re right in the middle of a really stressful situation. The good news is that there are a few things you can do to help. In today’s […]

An Update on the Famous White Collar Crimes of Bernie Madoff

If you’ve been following along with our blog for any amount of time, you’ve probably noticed a handful of blogs about Bernie Madoff. Madoff’s use of the Ponzi scheme is generally considered to be one of the largest in history. As you might know, the Ponzi scheme is so named for Charles Ponzi who, according […]

Searching for Reviews for the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot?

In our previous blog, we let potential clients know what they can expect from our team should they choose to work with us. We strive to go above and beyond for each and every one of our clients by providing them with high quality defense that takes everything into consideration in an effort to secure […]

What to Know if You’re Under Investigation for a White Collar Crime

Being investigated for a white collar crime is a pretty serious matter. Chances are that if you know you’re under investigation, you’re already wondering what the next step is and how you can best set yourself up for success moving forward. As you can probably imagine, our advice is that you hire an attorney as […]