1. Do you have any advice as to how to present this to the police/prosecutor as I had a brief conversation and the person stated "there is a fine line between civil cases and criminal" Leading me to be concerned that they might not see this as criminal if not presented correctly.
I would only advise that you go in with documentation. Moreover, it would also be a good idea to approach them with the Missouri criminal statutes which most closely approximate the crimes committed. You should be able to access and perform a key word search of the Georgia Criminal Code on your legislature's website.
2. I got the filing information for both companies. The one that we are 1/3 owners of as well as the one that he is sole owner of and whom he deeded the properties in. 2 of the properties have been sold and the 3rd is still in his name.
This will be good information to bring with you to meet with the police and/or prosecutors. Any and all information that will show him to have broken criminal laws is good and will force the hand of the authorities.
3. I did not know he put the properties in a different company name until november of 2012. However in December of 2011 I was aware he sold a property and did not give us his payment. So I am not sure on the "aware" date. Can you advise.
I always err on the side of caution. As such, to negate any defenses he may try to allege, I would use November of this year as the drop dead date for filing suit civilly against this individual. This will prevent the statute of limitations from even being an issue at all. The date of the sale could be used as the exact date by which to file suit.
4. Are an option for hire for this in the civil arena as joplin and springfield seem to have juristiction over parts of this. If not do you personally know someone you would reccommend in this area.
Unfortunately, I cannot help with the matter in that way. I recommend that you use the Missouri Bar Association Attorney Search Function as linked here (http://members.mobar.org/members/LawyerSearch/LawyerSearch.aspx). Talk with a few attorneys to make sure that you are getting the most bang for your buck from a fee structure standpoint as well as to make sure you are working with someone you trust.