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MNR Cases

White Collar Criminal Defense

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 one of the nation’s leading ocular oncologists and retinal surgeons in connection with a Federal Grand Jury investigation.

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”)

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Government Investigations & Enforcement Actions

Representation of the chief executive officer of an international bank based in Miami in investigation by the Securities & Exchange Commission into alleged securities violations.

Representation of George Levin in SEC v. Levin, an SEC enforcement action related to Scott Rothstein’s $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme. Levin created several investment companies that, collectively, were the largest “feeder” funds that invested in Rothstein’s Ponzi scheme.

Representation of a hedge fund executive in an SEC enforcement action related to alleged registration and offering violations of securities laws

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Tax Controversies & Compliance

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

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Health Care & Qui Tam

Representation of several senior executives of a national hospital corporation in connection with an investigation by the Department of Justice and the Department of Health & Human Services into alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law.

Representation of a district sales and marketing manager of a major pharmaceutical company in a False Claims Act investigation into alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute through the use of educational grants and other financial inducements to hospitals and medical providers.

Representation of employees and managers of a national hospital provider in a False Claims Act investigation involving to allegations of conspiring to provide kickbacks to medical practitioners in exchange for patient referrals.

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Complex Business Litigation

Representation of a large foreign national bank in a state civil conspiracy and theft case involving the obtainment of preliminary injunctive relief and final judgment for more than $40 million dollars of real estate assets.

Representation of a plaintiff medical supply corporation in a federal trade secret theft and civil conspiracy case against a large managed healthcare provider.

Representation of a hedge fund and its principals in a state court action alleging defamation, civil conspiracy and various business torts.

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Extradition

Representation of a former Commodity Pool Operator extradited from Germany in a criminal prosecution by the U.S. Department of Justice for securities fraud and obstruction of justice in connection with the alleged unlawful trading of commodity futures.

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