Conversion is a highly nuanced and complex legal concept that is intimately tied to the broader issue of civil theft. In essence, it involves a situation in which an individual wrongfully takes possession of another person’s property, with the explicit intent of using it for personal gain and with no intention of returning it to its rightful owner. This differs from civil theft, where the intention to “steal” the property is usually clear.
Under Florida law, conversion involves three key elements: the wrongful assertion of dominion over someone else’s property, in a manner that is inconsistent with the rightful owner’s ownership. This can include situations where the property is taken under a mistaken belief that it belongs to the person taking it.
Despite the similarities between conversion and civil theft, conversion is unique in that it does not require proof of intent to take the property, only proof of wrongful taking, depriving, or converting of the property, whether temporarily or permanently. Furthermore, unlike civil theft, conversion does not permit the recovery of treble damages and may require a demand for the return of the property prior to a claim being brought. However, there are exceptions to this rule, with some courts finding that a demand letter is not required where it would be futile.
Overall, conversion is a highly complex and nuanced legal concept that can have significant implications for individuals and businesses alike. Whether you are a victim of conversion or are facing accusations of wrongful taking, it is essential to work with an experienced legal professional who can provide the guidance and support you need to navigate this challenging area of the law.
The Campbell Law Group is a highly specialized legal firm with a proven track record of success in handling complex business litigation cases, including those involving conversion. With extensive experience in litigating conversion cases, the firm possesses a thorough understanding of the complexities of Florida’s civil theft statute.
By leveraging this expertise, the firm can provide businesses with strategic counsel and representation that is tailored to their unique needs, helping them to protect their rights and avoid potential legal pitfalls. Whether you are looking to prevent future legal issues or are facing an existing dispute, the Campbell Law Group is well-equipped to provide you with the guidance and support you need to achieve a favorable outcome.
The Campbell Law Group P.A.
Focuses its practice on corporate and family law matters.
While representing clients whether in civil, corporate or family law matters, our company’s primary goal is first to help clients minimize the need for unnecessary litigation and conflict where possible. If litigation is necessary, our company is more than capable of representing you or your business’ interest and helping you achieve a fair outcome, while guiding you, your family and your company through the difficulties involved in litigation.
Corporate and Family Law Attorney and
Collaborative Family Law Attorney
Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law – Hempstead, New York Juris Doctorate (2007)
Florida International University – Miami, Florida – Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1998)
Florida Bar (2009)
United States District Court for the Southern District (2013), Middle (2015) and Northern Districts of Florida (2018)
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida (2015)
Member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute, Inc. (2017)
Regina is the Managing Partner of The Campbell Law Group based in Coral Gables, Florida. She is recognized for her unique insight, resourceful problem-solving skills and understanding of how legal issues affect people and companies differently.
One of Regina’s biggest passions is litigation. Regina and The Campbell Law Group PA have seen a great deal of success in prosecuting and litigating business fraud and ponzi schemes, tortious interference with a business relationship cases, non-compete cases, shareholder actions, complex divorce and post-divorce actions, especially cases with recalcitrant parties with a talent at hiding assets and/or avoiding support obligations amongst others causes of action.
Regina is fluent in both English and Spanish and has assisted businesses and families from over twenty countries with their business and family legal needs.