• Secured full ACQUITTAL for Denis M. Field, former Chief Executive Officer of BDO Seidman, in the largest tax shelter prosecution in United States history.  The Department of Justice charged Mr. Field with participating in a conspiracy to design, market, and implement fraudulent tax shelters resulting in $7 billion in fraudulent tax losses.  At trial, Mr. Field was represented by Sharon McCarthy of Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP and Mr. de Castro.  After 8 weeks of trial in United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Mr. Field was acquitted of all charges.

             http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/31/tax-fraud-verdict-idUSL1N0II0YC20131031

  • Defending members of law firms charged with conspiracy to commit fraud in federal district court.
  • Representing several witnesses in connection with complex cases being prosecuted in the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the New York County District Attorney’s Office.
  • Representing clients in a complex civil litigation involving a partnership dispute relating to a top New York City restaurant.
  • Defending several individuals charged with offenses prosecuted under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
  • Defending foreign nationals against charges of conspiracy to commit grand larceny and tax evasion in the alleged multi-million dollar sale of artwork.
  • Defended the leading concrete testing company at lengthy trial against Enterprise Corruption charges in connection with alleged fraud at hundreds of construction projects in New York City.
  • Defended treasurer of international not-for-profit corporation against multi-million dollar larceny charges.
  • Defended principal of hedge fund charged with engaging in a Ponzi scheme totaling more than $130 million in losses.
  • Defended high-ranking bank executive against charges of fraud for allegedly assisting United States taxpayers evade taxes.
  • Recovered several million dollars in funds seized by FBI in connection with a criminal prosecution of large armored car company in an ancillary forfeiture proceeding in federal district court.
  • Negotiated non-prosecution agreements for corporations subpoenaed and targeted by prosecutors for large larceny and fraudulent scheme in the New York City construction industry.
  • Obtained a reversal in state appellate court of grant of summary judgment against plaintiff challenging a condominium board’s allegedly fraudulent exercise of the right of first refusal.
  • Won trial for high-net worth individual and restaurant against high net-worth individual involving real estate, trespass, and property damage action.
  • Successfully litigated Article 78 proceeding against New York City Department of Buildings that was seeking punitive action against corporate client’s professional license.
  • Successfully secured probation for individual charged with felony driving while intoxicated who had been prosecuted five previous times for the same offense.