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Partners: Jeffrey Marcus, Jeffrey Neiman, Daniel Rashbaum and Michael Piñeiro
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 6
Languages: English, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum & Pineiro LLP is a white collar trial boutique, with offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Founded by three highly-regarded former federal prosecutors who collectively have tried more than 75 cases to verdict, winning significant courtroom victories both as defense lawyers and prosecutors, the firm is comprised exclusively of trial lawyers. MNR represents individuals and businesses of all sizes, from Fortune 100 to family-owned companies, and is known for aggressively working to resolve its clients’ problems quickly and quietly. The bulk of its practice focuses on high stakes cases, both in South Florida and around the United States.

Main Areas of Practice:

White Collar Criminal Defense:
■Representation of Monty Grow who is charged in the Southern District of Florida with several counts related to healthcare fraud, namely with conspiring to defraud the US and to pay and receive healthcare kickbacks, money laundering and causing the misbranding of drugs while held for sale
■Representation of Fredric Haller who worked in Latin America leading and investment banking for Morgan Grenfell Deutsche Bank and who was charged with conspiring to commit wire fraud with several former executives of the now defunct Hamilton Bank. Mr Haller was charged in December 2004, and MNR achieved dismissal of the case (with prejudice) in June 2015
■Representation of baseball sports agent Bartolo Hernandez who was charged with several counts related to smuggling Cuban baseball players into the United States
■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 Tax Credit program
■Representation of New York Congressman Michael Grimm, then a sitting member of the United States House of Representatives, who was charged in a 20-count Indictment alleging fraud, tax offenses, perjury and obstruction
■Representation of international military contractors in a federal criminal investigation related to the alleged payment of bribes and kickbacks to a foreign government
■Representation of a former Commodity Pool Operator extradited from Germany in a criminal prosecution by the Department of Justice for securities fraud and obstruction of justice in connection with the alleged unlawful trading of commodity futures

Government Investigation & Enforcement Actions:
■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
■An internal investigation on behalf of foreign private security firms into alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act pertaining to operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
■An internal investigation on behalf of a sports franchise regarding healthcare and narcotics issues
■An internal investigation on behalf of a global media corporation regarding the acquisition of FIFA soccer rights through the alleged payment of improper kickbacks

■Representation of John Shafer, 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 concerned about their exposure in assisting Americans with assets held outside the United States
■Internal investigations of various Swiss banks’ purported conduct in assisting US citizens in the concealment of assets
■Successful representation of a Taxpayer accused of filing fraudulent tax returns. After trial, the Tax Court found that the IRS did not prove the taxpayers intended to evade tax and the IRS was banned from assessing $2 million in tax and penalties
■An internal investigation on behalf of a sports franchise regarding tax issues

Healthcare & Qui Tam:
■Representation of one of the nation’s leading ocular oncologists and retinal surgeons in connection with a Federal Grand Jury investigation
■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 plaintiff medical supply corporation in a federal trade secret theft and civil conspiracy case against a large managed healthcare provider ■Representation of various whistleblowers in qui tam litigation and related proceedings
■Representation of physicians in HHS-OIG investigations and audits concerning noncompliance with HIPAA