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White Collar Crimes

Defend Yourself & Your Business from Criminal Accusations

Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A. understands that when you are accused of a white collar crime, the accusation rarely reflects just on you. In many cases, white collar crime accusations are connected to your business or company as well, which can be devastating to sales, partnerships, profits, and more. Our Fort Myers white collar criminal defense lawyers work diligently to deconstruct all accusations against you with the goal of preserving your reputation and that of your business.

Call (239) 970-6844 right away if you are facing white collar criminal charges or an investigation.

Powerful Defense Against Daunting Oppositions

For most white collar defense cases, the opposition is larger and stronger than what you might expect in another criminal defense case. You should not be surprised if a federal agency is assisting with the investigation of your case. For example, if you and your business are accused of a trade violation, it could be that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is looking into the matter. Even though investigating agencies are meant to be neutral, it is no secret that they tend to lean in favor of the prosecution in criminal cases. Be prepared for their influence and force by shielding yourself with our law firm.

Examples of white collar crime cases we can handle for you include:

  • Insider trading: Making purchases or sales of your company’s stock in a public exchange using information not known to the public.
  • Embezzlement: Stealing finances or assets from your company for your own private gain, often accompanied by concealing the theft through financial fraud.
  • Money laundering: Obtaining currency through illegal means and using your company to redistribute those finances in an attempt to distance the “dirty money” from yourself.
  • Investment fraud: Collecting money from investors on the promise of a return or high chance of return without any intention of following up on that promise.
  • Piracy: Stealing another company’s intellectual property for the gain of yourself or your own business.

No matter what charges you are facing and why, you can depend on our 70+ years of collective legal experience to protect your rights and reputation. No one, not even a federal agency, oversteps our clients’ rights when we are on the case.

Contact our Fort Myers white collar crime attorneys now to begin your case.

Meet Our Attorneys

  • William M. Powell, Esq.
    William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
  • Rita M. Jackman
    Rita M. Jackman Partner
  • Adam J. Stevens
    Adam J. Stevens Partner
  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
  • Jorge Santana
    Jorge Santana Partner
  • Gregory Ream, Esq.
    Gregory Ream, Esq. Associate Attorney
  • William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
    William M. Powell, Esq.

    Although William M. Powell, Esq. is well-versed in a variety of legal matters and case types, he has built a strong reputation through his focus on personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Your Advocates are proud to have him as a member of our law firm. He shares our passion for helping people in need and prioritizes our clients’ needs. Read More

  • Rita M. Jackman Partner
    Rita M. Jackman

    Ms. Jackman’s unwavering ambition and leadership has provided clients and will provide her future clients a star in this profession. Ms. Jackman is a relentless researcher and preparer who handles her client tasks with a tremendous amount of preparation and thought. Ms. Jackman was born and raised in Cape Coral, Florida which has worked to benefits her practice and the clients that she serves. Read More

  • Adam J. Stevens Partner
    Adam J. Stevens

    Mr. Stevens has found his niche by becoming a litigation attorney and understands that communication between an attorney and client are paramount to obtaining favorable results. Mr. Stevens is known for taking on any and all types of cases no matter how difficult or routine they may be. Mr. Stevens is known as an aggressive attorney, though at the same time understands that some cases require a more patience to ensure a favorable result. Mr. Stevens does not shy away from challenging legal issues and has litigated complex matters against municipalities, international unions, large banking institutions, and several insurance companies. Read More

  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.

    His experience in litigation provides him the ability to identify and isolate potential areas of conflict and effectively counsel clients around potential pitfalls. Mr. Ricciardi believes that proper estate planning, real estate counsel, and business planning are areas of importance to everyone. Protecting and dispensing clients' various interests, assets, and lifetime earnings can make the difference between a comfortable retirement and wasting thousands of dollars in assets and earnings. Specialized knowledge, experience and attention to detail in these areas is therefore critically important. Read More

  • Jorge Santana Partner
    Jorge Santana

    Attorney Jorge J. Santana, Jr. is an American born Cuban-American, fluent in both English and Spanish. Jorge left Miami to join us here in beautiful and peaceful Fort Myers, Florida in March 2015. He has an extreme love for the law, which is only overshadowed by his desire to help all those in need. His reputation for fairness, hard work and honesty is respected by all his clients and attorneys. Read More

  • Gregory Ream, Esq. Associate Attorney
    Gregory Ream, Esq.

    After completing his Juris Doctorate from Ave Maria School of Law in 2014, Attorney Ream quickly went to work as an assistant public defender in the 20th Judicial Circuit. He was tasked with defending the indigent and others who could not otherwise afford private criminal defense representation. Before beginning his legal career, he was employed by several community banks in southwest Florida, where he specialized in construction loans, participations, and investor relations. The experience earned in that role translates well to construction litigation, banking disputes, and foreclosure matters he handles for clients today. He is also capable of managing general civil disputes, landlord-tenant matters, and criminal defense cases. Read More

How We're Different:

  • Dedicated & caring service
  • Over 70 years' combined experience
  • One-on-one attention
  • Customized strategies
  • Accessible - 24 hour response time
  • El abogado habla español