Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

Breach Of Fiduciary Duty: Experienced Protection Of Your Interests

The term fiduciary implies trust. Fiduciaries are “responsible” and “trusted” people upon whom beneficiaries and other parties rely for a wide array of services and professional duties. Fiduciaries are often unfairly targeted by unhappy beneficiaries, but when fiduciaries breach their duty, it is vitally important that the wronged parties are made whole.

The New York City law firm of Epstein & Weil LLC has prosecuted and defended many breach of fiduciary duty claims. Breach of fiduciary duty claims may involve:

  • Trustees (trust administrators)
  • Estate executors and personal representatives
  • Corporate officers and directors
  • Persons with power of attorney
  • Legal guardians

What Constitutes Breach Of Fiduciary Duty?

We can provide knowledgeable, experienced and effective legal help in fiduciary-related cases involving a broad range of issues, including claims of:

  • Conflicts of interest
  • Embezzlement or misappropriation of assets
  • Self-dealing
  • Undue influence (such as convincing someone to alter their will)
  • Commingling of assets
  • Breach of confidence/divulging secrets
  • Misuse/abuse of powers of attorney
  • Executor/trustee malfeasance
  • Inappropriate handling of money or investments

Our attorneys can handle cases ranging from fiduciary relationships with elderly family members to excessive compensation claims brought by shareholders. We have defended executives against excessive compensation, misrepresentation and other allegations of fiduciary breaches. We have successfully represented estate fiduciaries and beneficiaries in claims involving inheritances and improper/fraudulent powers of attorney.

Trusted legal counsel: Our lawyers are AV-rated* by Martindale-Hubbell, a reflection of our experience and professional integrity.

Learn More About Our Experience In Fiduciary Litigation

Contact Epstein & Weil LLC for experienced help in bringing or defending a claim involving breach of fiduciary duty. Our law office is located in lower Manhattan near the Brooklyn Bridge. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and speak Spanish and Hebrew as well as English. Contact us by email or by calling 212-732-4888.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.