Small businessmen sometimes get grand jury subpoenas or requests for documents and freak out because they think they’re in trouble but have no idea why. For example, in 2019 Chris Fialko was called in to help a small company that was served with a federal grand jury subpoena seeking documents about a sales broker the company sometimes used.
Fialko was able to sort out the case by speaking with the FBI agent and federal prosecutor. Chris helped the company owner find and produce the requested documents, and explain the interaction with the broker, including how the company did not have any knowledge of the broker’s alleged wrongdoing. Fialko then prepared the client for an interview with the FBI, which went well.