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Experienced White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney Upholds Your Rights

Aggressive defense for clients in Chagrin Falls, Cleveland and throughout Ohio

The first goal of any business owner or executive is to turn a profit. Remaining compliant with the ever-changing world of federal, state, and local laws and regulations sometimes runs afoul of this goal even for the best-intentioned business people. Without a strong legal team around you, should one of these situations arise, your profit margin could be the least of your worries.

At Gertsburg Law, we understand the fear and challenges criminal investigations and charges bring to you and your business. Attorney Ryan Sears has the skills, resources, and experience to mount an aggressive defense of your rights. When your future is on the line, Ryan Sears is there to protect you.

Substantial experience defending clients facing white collar charges

As both a former federal prosecutor, military prosecutor, and defense attorney in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps, Ryan Sears is able to leverage his experience prosecuting and defending cases in multiple states and even overseas to work for clients facing criminal charges in a unique way. He is intimately familiar with how opposing counsel may approach a case – after all, he used to approach cases in the same way – which gives his clients a distinct advantage in both the preparation and trial stages.

Mr. Sears combines considerable experience in criminal defense with in-depth understanding of Ohio business law, handling complex cases on behalf of Chagrin Falls and Cleveland business owners to defend against charges of:

  • Corporate fraud, including falsifying financial information, self-dealing, insider trading and obstruction
  • Securities fraud, including market manipulation, embezzlement and Ponzi schemes
  • Tax evasion
  • Money laundering
  • Intellectual property theft
  • Identity theft
  • Violation of the Fair Claims Act or the Consumer Sales Practices Act (CSPA)

Mr. Sears also assists clients accused of violating labor laws, wage and hour laws and other employment-based regulations and statutes.

Skilled defense of serious criminal charges

At Gertsburg Law, we know that good people sometimes find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, and that one mistake can cost you everything. If you are under investigation or have been charged with a white collar crime, you deserve and require an aggressive, proactive defense. To schedule a consultation with Ryan Sears, please call 440.571.7771 or complete our contact form.

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A Local Partner with a Global Reach

Whether your company is based in Cleveland, has a branch in Chagrin Falls, serves the country from somewhere else in Ohio, or is located outside of Ohio, the business attorneys at Gertsburg Law are ready to help you navigate the complexities of business transactions and the costs and worries of business litigation. Our partners and associates have the practical, financial, and legal acumen to help all companies succeed and to address any kind of business litigation issues. To speak with one of our Cleveland or Chagrin Falls business lawyers now, please call our firm at 440-683-6383 or complete our contact form to schedule an appointment with our team today.

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