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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 > City focus: Miami

Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance‘s Miami headquarters has a distinct focus on Latin America, with some 90% of the firm’s business being connected to the region. It has an especially strong record in white-collar crime, financial fraud, international asset recovery, anti-money laundering, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters, and sanctions and internal investigations; it has represented a number of sovereign and quasi-sovereign clients over the years, including governments, central banks, state oil companies and public officials. The firm is also especially close to the local finance and shipping communities in Latin America. Beyond its core strengths, it is active in the broader dispute resolution sphere, including commercial litigation and arbitration. It has a fine record in banking, real estate, international tax, immigration and a growing presence in offshore insurance and reinsurance. The firm is closely connected to Venezuela in particular, and has represented successive administrations and government-linked companies on a regular basis. Argentina, Peru, Honduras and Colombia have also been key jurisdictions for the practice. Global managing partner Michael Diaz has an outstanding reputation in FCPA, OFAC, white-collar crime and investigations, while Gary Davidson is making an impression in the arbitration field, representing a wide range of quasi-sovereign and private companies in Latin America; the pair were recently among the first lawyers to be Board Certified in international litigation and arbitration by the Florida Bar.  Robert Targ is another prominent figure in white-collar crime and investigations and George Diaz leads on cross-border real estate issues and the relocation of private wealth from Latin America to the US. Administrative managing partner Marta Colomar-Garcia is another key figure.

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

One client comments that ‘the relationship and confidence you develop with the council is a result of the comprehensive care they give to you‘ at Miami-based white-collar criminal defense boutique Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance. It excels in handling government regulatory, intelligence and criminal investigations or enforcement issues arising out of Latin America. Under the leadership of Michael Diaz and Robert Targ, the group has built a solid practice consisting of cases involving corruption, bribery, money laundering and OFAC- or FCPA-based violations. In Washington DC, seasoned trial lawyer Richard Wiedis is an anti-corruption expert, while Greg Ahlgren in Houston has an exceptional track record in cross-border investigations. Marta Colomar-Garcia in Miami is an anti-money laundering specialist.