With little more than the stroke of a pen, the government can seize enormous assets that belong to you or your business – and then you bear the burden of proving that you should have your property back. DGR lawyers have deep experience – and have had much success – in this arcane, specialized and often-overlooked area of the law.
Represented numerous claimants seeking to recover assets – including cash, aircraft, real property, and vessels – in civil and criminal forfeiture cases.
Represented shipping company in forfeiture actions brought by federal government concerning cash paid for shipping services by South American customers.
Represented Venezuelan in suit to recover misappropriated funds from a currency exchange transaction involving dollars and bolivares. Successful resolution through settlement.
Represented claimants, including a
psychiatric hospital and nursing home, in ancillary criminal forfeiture
proceedings to federal Medicare fraud convictions. Was successful in obtaining the release and return of all corporate
Represent lenders when secured
assets are frozen by the government due to allegations of criminal
Represented numerous skilled
nursing facilities and assisted living facilities in connection with
government seizure and forfeitures actions stemming from Medicare fraud
indictment of a principal. Successfully sold business assets and
protected the equity from forfeiture.