Asset Forfeiture (Office of Foreign Assets Control)

Our Washington, D.C. based office responds to aggressive attempts by federal law enforcement agencies to seize the assets of alleged criminals. The firm has been actively involved in opposing such designations. We have defended forfeitures and litigated revocations of designations at the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). For example, one of our clients had his foreign business shut down, and over $2 million seized. In response, we successfully secured dismissal of various criminal charges arising from that seizure. We have also diligently represented several Muslim organizations and businessmen that have been designated for alleged ties to Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT's). These are just a few anecdotes of what potential asset forfeiture can entail. An OFAC designation can literally mean the closure of your business.