Appellate Practice; Civil Trial; Criminal Law; Commercial Fraud Litigation; Banking Litigation; Creditors Rights Litigation
Admitted 1975, Florida, U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Third, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; 1983, U.S. Supreme Court; 1987, U.S. Tax Court
Law School Harvard University, J.D.
Member The Florida Bar; Florida Comptroller’s Money Transmitter Task Force.
Biography Member, 1972-1974 and Articles Editor, 1973-1974, Harvard Journal on Legislation. Author: “Grand Jury Practice,” Florida PreTrial Practice in Criminal Cases, The Florida Bar, February, 1987; “Money Laundering, Wire Transfers and Currency Transactions,” Law Journal Seminars-Press Third Annual Seminar on Lender Liability, New York, N.Y., 1990. Co-Author: “Pretrial Restraint of Substitute Assets,” Money Laundering: Asset Forfeiture & International Financial Crimes Seminar, Miami, 1993. Lecturer, Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Workshop, Attorney General’s Staff, Republic of Colombia, 1995. Panelist: “Civil Remedies for International Business Crimes,” Money Laundering, Forfeiture, Asset Recovery, Offshore Investments & International Financial Crimes, International Conference, Miami, 1995; “Civil Remedies for International Business Crimes,” Money Laundering, Forfeiture, Offshore Investments, Wealth Law, The Caribbean, Latin America & International Financial Crimes, Miami, 1996; “Civil Remedies for International Business Crimes,” Money Laundering, Cyberpayments, Corporate & Bank Security & International Financial Crimes, Miami, 1997; “Combating Fraud & Economic Crime: Constructive Trusts & Freezing Orders,” Money Laundering, Forfeiture, Cybercrime & International Financial Crimes, Miami, 1999; “Money Laundering Investigations & Prosecutions: Prosecutor vs. Defense Counsel (A Legal Analysis of a Trial): Investigation, Pre-Trial, U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, Appeals,” International Money Laundering Conference, Aruba, 1999; “Legal Issues Involving the Extraterritorial Enforcement of U.S. Money Laundering & Forfeiture Laws in the Caribbean and the Americas,” International Money Laundering Conference, Aruba, 1999; “Money Laundering Compliance & International Financial Crimes,” International Money Laundering Conference, Miami, 2000; “Money Laundering, Cybercrime & International Financial Crime,” 14th Annual International Money Laundering Conference, Miami, 2001; “Combating Fraud and Money Laundering,” presented by State Secretary of the Justica e da Defesa da Cicadania do Estado de Sao Paulo, the Fundacao Getulio Vargas de Sao Paulo and the law firm of Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice, November 8-10, 2004 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. City Manager, City of Crystal City, Texas, 1970-1971. Research Fellow, Kennedy Institute of Politics, 1972. Assistant State Attorney, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, 1974-1976, 1978-1981. Chief Assistant, Organized Crime and Public Corruption Unit, 1976. Chief Assistant State Attorney, 1978-1981. Legal Advisor, Third Statewide Grand Jury, 1978-1979.
Born Harlingen, Texas, May 3, 1943