Representative Matters

Secured full ACQUITTAL for Denis M. Field, former Chief Executive Officer of BDO Seidman, in the largest tax shelter prosecution in United States history.

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Won acquittals, dismissals or deadlocks of 106 counts against the former Chief Financial Officer of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, charged with defrauding the global law firm’s creditors by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

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Won acquittal of top charge of manslaughter in prosecution by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office of foreman of a large Manhattan construction project in which worker died in a trench collapse.

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Represent numerous witnesses in investigations conducted by the United States Attorneys Office, United States Department of Justice, and Manhattan District Attorneys Office involving tax crimes, schemes to defraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Successfully negotiated with the Manhattan District Attorneys Office for a reduction of a felony charge to a violation for a retired police officer.

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Represented Manhattan restaurateur in federal prosecution for alleged Ponzi scheme.

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Persuaded federal and state prosecutors on various matters not to charge clients relating to witness tampering, healthcare fraud, threatening prosecutors, and aiding a fugitive.

Successfully secured probation for individual charged with felony driving while intoxicated who had been prosecuted five previous times for the same offense.

Settled multimillion dollar federal interpleader action to resolve ownership claims involving fine art, including Monet’s Water Lilies and the Philippine government.

Represented at trial, NYPD officer in federal conspiracy charges.

Represented assistant to the son of the President of Suriname in federal prosecution for conspiracy to import narcotics.

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Represented at trial accused international hitman in federal prosecution.

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Successfully litigated Article 78 proceeding against New York City Department of Buildings that was seeking punitive action against corporate client’s professional license.

Won trial for high-net worth individual and restaurant against high net-worth individual involving real estate, trespass, and property damage action.

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.

Represent defendants facing the federal death penalty. 

Negotiated non-prosecution agreements for corporations subpoenaed and targeted by prosecutors for large larceny and fraudulent scheme in the New York City construction industry.

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.

Defended high-ranking bank executive against charges of fraud for allegedly assisting United States taxpayers evade taxes.

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Defended principal of hedge fund charged with engaging in a Ponzi scheme totaling more than $130 million in losses.

Defended treasurer of international not-for-profit corporation against multi-million dollar larceny charges.

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.

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Defending foreign nationals against charges of conspiracy to commit grand larceny and tax evasion in the alleged multi-million dollar sale of artwork.

Defend individuals charged with offenses prosecuted under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

Representing clients in a complex civil litigation involving a partnership dispute relating to a top New York City restaurant.

Defending members of law firms charged with conspiracy to commit fraud in federal district court.