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MNR Cases: Tax Controversies & Compliance


Successful representation of a Taxpayer accused of filing fraudulent tax returns. After trial, the Tax Court found that the IRS did not prove taxpayers intended to evade tax and therefore the IRS was banned from assessing $2 million in tax and penalties.

Representation of foreign advisors and bankers who are concerned about their exposure in assisting Americans with assets held outside the United States.

Representation of dozens of American citizens, living domestically and abroad, with various issues involving undeclared foreign assets, including the handling of Criminal Investigations, Offshore Voluntary Disclosures, Streamline Filing Compliance Procedures, Delinquent FBAR Submission Procedures, Opting Out, and FBAR Penalty Mitigation Litigation.

Representation of John Shafer, who was the screening manager of the Exempt Organizations Division of the IRS in Cincinnati, Ohio in connection with allegations that the IRS treated certain organizations associated with the Tea Party unfairly when they applied for tax exempt status with the IRS.

Representation of one of the nation’s largest affordable housing developers in connection with a federal grand jury investigation in the Southern District of Florida related to housing developments financed in part by the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit program (“LIHTC”)

Representation of New York Republican Congressman Michael Grimm, a sitting member of the United States House of Representatives, who is charged in a 20-count Indictment alleging tax offenses, fraud, perjury and obstruction tied to his former ownership of a Manhattan fast-food eatery

Representation of a large international religious organization in responding to an investigation into allegations of money laundering and tax offenses.