Robert S. Fink is one of the nation's most successful
trial lawyers, and has a remarkable record of obtaining acquittals in
the areas of civil and criminal tax and white collar criminal defense.
In addition, through his excellent negotiating skills, Mr. Fink has been
able to favorably settle thousands of civil cases against government
agencies. He has also been able to convince government agents and
attorneys to civilly resolve cases that were originally thought to be
criminal in nature.
For more than twenty years, Mr. Fink has been an Adjunct Professor of
Law at New York University Law School's Graduate Tax Program, teaching
the course on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties. In addition, Mr. Fink
was a Visiting Professor of United States tax law at the University of
Peking in Beijing, China, and is a nationwide lecturer via government
television, teaching civil and criminal tax procedures to attorneys and
agents of the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service.
Mr. Fink lectures frequently at tax and criminal symposia, and
appears regularly as a commentator on radio, television, and in
Mr. Fink has served as Chairman of numerous committees of the
American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the
New York County Lawyers' Association.
Mr. Fink also has served on the Advisory Committee to the Tax
Division of the United States Department of Justice and was the
Co-Chairman of the IRS Northeast Regional Bar Liaison. He has testified
as an expert witness on the Internal Revenue Service's investigative
powers before subcommittees of both Houses of Congress and has testified
before the New York State Assembly's Ways and Means Committee on tax
Jury acquittal on all 36 counts. — Mr. Fink obtained a jury acquittal on all 36 counts for his client, an
accountant, who prepared tax returns on the theory that wages were not
taxable. The case was a retrial of the same charges that earlier
resulted in a hung jury. Both the government and experts in the field
called the result, "astonishing."
"Mad Dog Beck" — At trial, Mr. Fink won innocent spouse protection for the wife of "Mad
Dog Beck" of Drexel Burnham fame. Mr. Fink proved that his client had
no reason to question hundreds of thousands of dollars in nonexistent
New York contractor accused of illegally paying bribes. — Mr. Fink convinced a jury to acquit a major New York contractor accused
of illegally paying bribes to six different building managers on the
theory that his client was the victim of six different extortions.
Mr. Fink represented the head of KPMG's. — Mr. Fink represented the head of KPMG's tax practice in the largest tax
fraud prosecution in United States history, in which Mr. Fink obtained
the dismissal of the indictment on the ground of prosecutorial
Mr. Fink has represented hundreds of taxpayers who successfully — Mr. Fink has represented hundreds of taxpayers who successfully participated in the Internal Revenue Service voluntary disclosure
One of New York City's largest law firms. — Mr. Fink successfully defended at trial, one of New York City's largest
law firms accused civilly of backdating estate planning documents.
CFO of a healthcare provider criminally accused of healthcare fraud. — Mr. Fink achieved a court directed not guilty verdict after a five-week
jury trial of the CFO of a healthcare provider criminally accused of
Southern District of New York — While picking a jury in the Southern District of New York, for the
criminal tax trial of a major New York City real estate developer, Mr.
Fink persuaded the government to dismiss the indictment by convincing
the prosecutor that the government's essential witness, the taxpayer's
accountant, was a liar