We have represented clients who are under investigation by the IRS, the Department of Justice, and other federal agencies including the U.S. State and Treasury Departments. Particularly in the area of tax, our unique expertise and experience can assist you to get through a difficult investigation, help you to prepare for an interview with agents and prosecutors, or appear before a Grand Jury. We have represented individuals and companies under criminal investigation for tax fraud as well as misappropriation of federal withholding taxes, for example. Steve represented a professional at a public company who was under criminal investigation for his advice regarding transfer pricing.
Steve has extensive experience with U.S. Attorney’s offices in many jurisdictions, and this can be an enormous help to our clients.
Several years ago Steve was hired by a foreign national living overseas who had been indicted by the U.S. Attorney. Steve was able to convince the Department of Justice to dismiss the indictment and drop all charges. In a more recent case, a client under criminal investigation for structuring payments agreed to a settlement involving a civil asset forfeiture. We later filed a Petition for mitigation or remission with the U.S. Justice Department. The Petition was granted and the clients received a full refund of the entire asset forfeiture amount.