Neal R. Sonnett, P.A.

 Neal R. Sonnett, P.A.

South Florida White Collar and Corporate Criminal Defense

Firm Overview

Defending professionals and corporations against federal and state prosecution

Neal R. Sonnett, P.A. based in Miami practices federal and state criminal defense law throughout Florida and the United States, concentrating on white collar, corporate and complex crimes litigation.

The law firm represents individuals and corporate entities in:

-Grand jury investigations
-Regulatory investigations
-Asset forfeiture proceedings
-Sentencing guidelines
-Post-conviction issues
-International extradition
-Administrative and professional ethics
-Disciplinary matters

When your reputation and freedom are at stake, experience counts
The firm has extensive experience in:

-Health care, Medicare and insurance fraud cases
-Securities, tax, mortgage and bank fraud cases
-Mail fraud cases
-Environmental crimes
-Money laundering
-Election law and public corruption violations
-Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Arms Export Control Act cases
-Federal asset forfeiture
-International extradition
-Attorney ethics and disciplinary matters

Sophisticated and cutting-edge defense tactics
Because the law firm is selective in accepting clients, keeps current on cutting-edge law and legal strategies, and uses modern technology, it is able to provide the highest quality aggressive, innovative and sophisticated representation in even the largest and most complex cases.

A team of experts supporting your defense
When additional resources may be necessary or desirable in a particular case, nationally known trial lawyer Neal R. Sonnett, a former president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and chair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, has developed an extensive network of outstanding lawyers, investigators, accountants and other forensic specialists from which he can assemble the best possible team for a client's defense. This hands-on, targeted team approach allows the law firm to be nimble and far more cost-effective for the client than simply assigning large numbers of associates who may lack the necessary expertise and experience in a particular area of the law.

Commitment and professionalism
Neal R. Sonnett, P.A. is committed to professional responsibility and the highest standards of excellence. The firm's lawyers are active in local, state and national bars and civic associations, and lecture and write extensively on substantive, trial and appellate practice topics.

Main Office

Main Office
26th Floor, One Biscayne Tower
Two South Biscayne Boulevard
Miami FL 33131



Criminal Defense

Miami White Collar Crimes Law Firm

Protecting your rights
White collar crime is the term used for elaborate crimes that are committed for the sole purpose of financial gain. Although these crimes are distinguished from physical and violent crimes, the penalties can be equally severe. Fighting a white collar crime charge requires an attorney with substantial financial, accounting, securities, tax and business knowledge in addition to extensive criminal defense and trial experience. Because many white collar crimes are federal, only an attorney who can successfully navigate the complexities of the federal court system can provide an effective defense. The attorneys at Neal R. Sonnett, P.A. have 40 years of experience in white collar criminal defense and can help you with cases involving:

-Money laundering
-Environmental crimes
-Health care fraud
-Insurance fraud
-Mortgage fraud
-Mail fraud
-Wire fraud
-Securities fraud
-Tax fraud
-Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases
-Arms Export Control Act cases
-Asset forfeitures
-Attorney ethics
-Attorney discipline

Professionals and corporate entities caught in the system
Often the targets of white collar criminal investigations are professionals with no past criminal history. CEOs, doctors, lawyers, accountants, financial traders and high-level executives may suddenly face serious repercussions for their mistakes. The penalties for white collar crimes include heavy fines, restitution, long jail sentences, forfeiture of professional licenses and tarnished reputations. An indictment alone can severely devalue corporate entities and risk stockholder investments and the future of the company. Attorney involvement at every stage is crucial. Our attorneys stand by our clients throughout every stage of the judicial process, including:

-Grand jury investigations
-Regulatory investigations
-Internal corporate investigations
-Complex criminal trials
-Post-conviction issues
-International extradition

Time is of the essence
White collar crimes are often highly technical cases that require thorough examination of financial and personal information and communications. Although these cases may take years to resolve, a mere five seconds and one errant email or statement may seal your fate. If you have any suspicion that you are under investigation or if you are compiling a case against another party, it is essential that you contact a qualified white collar attorney to obtain advice on how to limit your own liability.

Do not make a mistake that could take years of your life. Contact Neal R. Sonnett, P.A. today and find out what your legal options are.

Neal Sonnett

 Neal R. Sonnett, P.A.

Neal R. Sonnett is the founder and managing partner of his Miami-based law firm, which concentrates on the defense of corporate, white collar and complex criminal cases in Florida and throughout the United States. He earned his B.A. degree in 1967 from the University of Miami and his J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1972.

Prior to entering private practice, Neal served as an assistant U. S. Attorney and chief of the Criminal Division for the Southern District of Florida. As chief, he was in charge of all federal criminal prosecutions for a twelve-county area from Key West to Vero Beach, Florida's most populous region with one of the largest U.S. Attorney's offices in the United States. He also served in temporary assignments as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida and for the District of Puerto Rico.

Neal has represented a roster of high profile clients as diverse as MetLife, Jack Abramoff, and General Manuel Noriega, as well as major national corporations, banking institutions, prominent business executives, bankers, attorneys, physicians, and federal and state political figures. He has served as lead counsel in regulatory and grand jury investigations, trials, appeals, federal sentencing and post conviction issues in environmental crimes, healthcare, insurance, securities, tax, and mail fraud cases, election law violations, money laundering, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Arms Export Control Act cases, federal asset forfeiture, international extradition, and attorney ethics and disciplinary matters.


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