Firm Profile

Diaz, Reus & Targ, LLP

Firm Details

Diaz Reus is a global legal practice focused on national and international parallel proceedings and transactions in the following broad areas, with Board Certified lawyers in international, criminal, and immigration law: 

■ Fraud, civil litigation and arbitration

■ White collar crime, regulatory, criminal investigations and defense in matters of corruption, bribery, money laundering, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, OFAC, Magnitsky Act, CAATSA, Specially Designated Nationals, the Bank Secrecy Act and other US law violations

■ Asset investigations, identification, location, tracing, and recovery

■ Politically sensitive investigations and the recovery of US immigration status and visas

■ Sports and entertainment law

■ Immigration, tax and estate, family law

■ Sovereign trade, commerce, banking, real estate, intellectual property, capital markets, and finance

■ Corporate/financial institutions, governance and compliance

■ Blockchain and cryptocurrency

Serving US-based and global clients, including multinational corporations, sovereign government entities, heads of states, political parties, public officials, financial institutions, entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals, and athletes and entertainers. Diaz Reus is an entrepreneurial, enterprising, emerging-markets law firm providing traditional legal services across all industries while focusing on promising new business opportunities for its clients. Diaz Reus is dedicated to growing and protecting its clients’ assets and securing their long term stability. From 23 offices located throughout the US, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, the firm’s multicultural lawyers operate seamlessly in international boardrooms, courts, and arbitral tribunals, giving clients access to boots-on-the-ground, global legal counsel. 

Representative Matters:

OFAC/Cuba: Successfully unblocked frozen funds on behalf of El Salvadoran paper products company for alleged violations of Cuba sanctions program.

Magnitsky/OFAC: Represent National Police Commissioner for alleged violations of human rights.

Magnitsky/OFAC: Represent leader of political party for alleged violations of human rights.

Magnitsky/OFAC: Represent head of state owned oil company for alleged acts of corruption.

Espionage: Coordinated defense of multiagency investigation of various U.S. Homeland Security Agent’s and the successful defense of private attorney for alleged acts of espionage, violations of trading with the enemy, corruption, kickbacks and money laundering.

Corruption/Visa Revocation: Successful pre-indictment representation of former tax director in Central America in avoiding criminal charges for money laundering/corruption and securing his previously revoked U.S. visa and immigration status.

OFAC/Money laundering: Represent former military intelligence chief in Latin America sanctioned by OFAC  and criminally charged with U.S. money laundering violations.

Corruption & OFAC: Successfully represent and avoid criminal charges for bankers and financial institutions for alleged role in laundering funds from a PDVSA kickback, bribery and corruption (FCPA) scheme, terrorist financing and OFAC violations.

Asset Recovery: Represent bank supervising government authority in asset recovery matters.

Money Laundering: Successfully represent and avoid criminal charges for attorney and agricultural pesticides importers alleged to have conspired in a foreign exchange money laundering scheme.

Arbitration: Representation of government owned mining and minerals company in parallel U.S. and European based arbitrations.

Corruption, Money Laundering & OFAC: Successfully represent and avoid criminal charges for in-house oil company counsel alleged to have conspired in FCPA, corruption, bribery, OFAC and money laundering violations.

Visa Revocation: Successfully represent banker in the recovery of U.S. visa for alleged violations of significant acts of corruption.

Corruption and Money Laundering: Represent sports marketing officials in FIFA corruption scandal, pre- and post-indictment and sentencing.

OFAC, SDN/SDNT: Successfully represent Mexican national in removal from OFAC list as Specially Designated National (SDN/SDNT) for his alleged ties to “El Chapo” Guzman.

Arbitration: Represent U.S./Qatar based engineering company in arbitration proceedings against Brazilian construction company behemoth Odebrecht.

Litigation: Represent joint venture partners in multimillion dollar commercial litigation dispute against founding partners of Miami based Law Firm.

Asset Recovery: Represent commercial bank in collection of credit facilities extended in U.S., Europe, and Latin America.

OFAC: Represent cruise line and hotel start-up in Cuba.

Project Finance and OFAC: Represent Middle Eastern liquid natural gas (LNG) producers and investors in projects in Latin America, Caribbean, and Cuba.

Class Action and Asset Recovery: Represent class action bondholders against the Republic of Argentina for defaulting $700 million in bonds.

Intellectual Property and Litigation: Represent Chinese goods manufacturers for alleged trademark violations.

Corruption and Money Laundering: Represent individuals alleged to have conspired with former Treasurer of foreign government in money laundering, corruption, bribery/kickback schemes and various criminal law violations.

Compliance: Represent Central Bank on FINCEN, Sanctions Programs, OFAC and anti-money laundering compliance and regulatory issues.

OFAC: Advise and counsel Russian financial institution on prohibited activities and permissible transactions under sanctions regime.

Visa Revocation: Represent former Minister of Energy in Central America to avoid revocation of US Visa.

Visa Revocation: Represent family members in successful agricultural conglomerate in Central America in recovery of their visas which were revoked for alleged acts of corruption.

FCPA and Money Laundering: Represent former assistant to Minister of Energy and Power (Electricity) for alleged kickback, bribery, corruption and money laundering scheme in South America.

Extortion: Represent a wealthy Bolivian executive who fled to the U.S. after being persecuted by the Bolivian government and was subsequently extorted on U.S. soil by the chief of the Bolivian anti-corruption force, who is now serving three years in a U.S. Federal prison.

Honduran government co-op arbitration/U.S. Petroleum Company: Representing Central America cooperative in international arbitration action against U.S. petroleum company for breaching government transportation contract

Spain/Florida $60 million Rubens painting recovery: Represent a U.S. family attempting to recover a painting by renowned 17th century Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens, allegedly valued at over $60 million, wrongfully converted by consignors and art appraisers hired to appraise it, and now located somewhere in Spain.

South-American/Florida $200 million divorce: Prosecuting a $200 million divorce case involving the freezing of assets, tracing funds off-shore and piercing off-shore trusts throughout the Caribbean, Europe and U.S.

Guatemalan/Dubai airplane purchase: Arbitrating a commercial dispute regarding the purchase-and-sale contract transferring various airplanes from Central American toSouth American airlines—planes ultimately sold to a third-party airline in Dubai.

Immigration: Approval for an EB-5 Regional Center in the U.S. Pacific Northwest based on two projects with combined capital stacks of over $500 million and a desired EB-5 capital raise of over $250 million.

Immigration: Approval for an EB-5 Regional Center in the U.S. Gulf State region that encompassed four states and five hotel projects with a combined capital stack of over $35 million.

Chinese/U.S. collection: Represent a Chinese manufacturer of construction materials in a Florida collection action.

Guatemala/Florida fraud suit: Represent a prominent Guatemalan businessman and one of his companies in a breach-of-contract and fraud lawsuit initiated by a Florida-based medical-supplies distributor.

 

 

Firm Practice Areas

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Aviation Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Immigration Law
  • International Arbitration - Commercial
  • International Arbitration - Governmental
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Sports Law
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Venture Capital Law