Mr Robert Targ > Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance > Miami, United States > Lawyer Profile

Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance
MIAMI TOWER AT INTERNATIONAL PLACE
100 S.E. SECOND STREET, SUITE 2600
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33131
United States

Work Department

International, white collar defense, commercial litigation & arbitration, regulatory investigations & compliance

Position

Founding Partner

Career

Bob Targ is a Founding Partner of Diaz Reus and a highly experienced international and domestic litigator for individuals and institutions in complex, high-stakes money laundering, fraud, white-collar criminal defense, and customs cases, including asset seizures and forfeitures, health care fraud and abuse, criminal fraud, and money laundering. Notable cases include: defense of Mexican national for removal from Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker List; defense of U.S. citizen/Venezuelan national in allegations of unlicensed money transmitting and money laundering; defense of a mortgage broker charged with conspiracy to commit mortgage and bank fraud in structuring financial transactions; and the defense of a former sports executive in the FIFA soccer case investigation. Aformer Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Florida, Mr. Targ is an internationally sought-after speaker on asset seizure and forfeiture and global money laundering issues.
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Languages

English

Memberships

Florida Bar; FIBA- Florida International Banking Association

Education

  • American University, J.D., 1977
  • University of Maryland, B.A., 1974

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > Compliance and investigations

Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance has a fine reputation for representing public officials and other individuals in regulatory investigations and white-collar cases, alongside its experience in OFAC sanctions. While much of the firm’s Latin America practice has centred on Venezuela over the years, it has built a much stronger record across Latin America, including Nicaragua and other Central American states. Global managing partner Michael Diaz leads many of the firm’s key cases, with support from Robert Targ, another experienced figure in white-collar crime cases, including FCPA charges, OFAC sanctions, money laundering cases and bank fraud. Marta Colomar-Garcia is noted for anti-money laundering expertise.

Latin America: International firms > City focus - Miami

Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance is primarily known for its work in corruption investigations and white-collar criminal proceedings, frequently representing public officials, business people, high-net-worth individuals, corporates and financial institutions in Latin America, most notably in Venezuela. More recently, the firm has gained additional traction in other Latin American jurisdictions such as Nicaragua. The firm is also active in the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions matters and international arbitrations involving Latin American entities. Global managing partner Michael Diaz is a leading figure in corruption investigations into serving and former public officials, OFAC sanctions, and international arbitration. Robert Targ is a senior name in money laundering and other corruption cases, while Gary Davidson has a fine record in disputes involving Latin American individuals and businesses. Marta Colomar-Garcia is also a key name.

United States > Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

The Miami-based Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance has a strong focus on servicing Latin American clients and is well placed to do so by virtue of its international network. It acts for governments and their agencies and officials, and also private individuals and companies caught up in investigations by US authorities. Michael Diaz co-heads the team and handles both public corruption and white-collar crime matters for high-profile individuals. Robert Targ, who jointly leads the team, is recommended for asset seizure, forfeiture, and global money laundering issues. Javier Coronado was promoted to partner in January 2021.