We have been dealing with federal and state criminal investigations and prosecutions for over two decades and routinely handle matters before the District Attorney’s Offices in New York County, Kings County, Queens County, Bronx County, Nassau County, Suffolk County, and Westchester County, as well as the United States Attorney’s Offices throughout the country and the New York State Attorney General. These matters range from white collar cases involving mortgage fraud, securities fraud, wire fraud, tax fraud, health care fraud, mail fraud, construction industry fraud, public corruption, larcenies, embezzlement, subpoena compliance, and witness representation to DWI/DUI, domestic violence, orders of protection, assault, and drug related charges.
We represent our clients from the inception of an investigation through arrest, arraignment, discovery, motions, trial and appeals. Our careful preparation, extensive investigation, zealous advocacy, and deep knowledge of the process and our clients makes us extraordinarily successful in avoiding charges if possible, negotiating favorable resolutions when appropriate and aggressively fighting charges when necessary.
We also represent brokers, broker dealers, and investors in connection with securities arbitration claims. These claims often involve employment disputes between brokers and their employers or allegations by investors of unsuitable investments, churning of accounts for excessive commissions, excessive margin use, unauthorized trading, and false statements leading to investments. We are familiar with the unique arbitration rules and procedures that apply to investment and employment disputes and are equally experienced in defending brokers against employer or investor claims and prosecuting cases on behalf of investors.
We are adept at handling civil matters from the pre-litigation phase, which may involve investigations, demand letters, and negotiations, through the filing of the lawsuit, discovery, motion practice, trial, and appeals. We also appreciate that the best results for our clients may be achieved through a settlement.
From the onset of a dispute through its conclusion, we work closely with our clients to help them understand the legal process and make well-informed decisions. To understand what the best result for our clients may be, we take the time to get to know them, as well as their concerns and needs. This approach also enables us to determine when in it is most appropriate to allow a case to slowly develop or to expedite its resolution as much as possible. No matter the strategy we employ, we pride ourselves at being cost efficient and giving our clients the personal attention and zealous advocacy they deserve.
We are experienced in handling all phases of Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Offender matters in both Family Court and Supreme Court, including probable cause, evidentiary, and fact-finding hearings. The key to succeeding in these matters, however, is working closely with parents and spending the time to get to know the child, his or her family and the circumstances that led to the allegations. Every detail matters. The courts and prosecutors are sensitive to the mistakes that children make and look to find ways to educate, rehabilitate and keep families intact. Through careful preparation and persuasive advocacy, we have been successful in protecting the future of many children and helping them rebuild relationships of trust with their parents.