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Good morning. You have two courses of action you can pursue. On the civil side, he is guilty of usurpation of corporate opportunity, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud. That gives you the right to file a civil suit for both your actual damages plus punitive damages due to his intentional bad faith and fraud. For this case, you will want to hire a commercial trial attorney. Under my terms of service with JustAnswer, I'm not allowed to make a specific recommendation, but I can give you direction. You would want to either contact the state bar
association or your nearest law school for a referral. I prefer the latter because they take great pride in their graduates and will take a more personal interest in making sure your referral is a good one because it will be a reflection of the school. Two, this is also criminal activity and you can contact the district attorney's office and pursue criminal prosecution of your partner.
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