Gerald B. Lefcourt, P.C., has built a national reputation for the aggressive defense of persons accused of crimes. The Firm represents clients from initial arrest through grand jury investigation, pre-trial discovery and motions, trial, sentencing and appeal.
Gerald B. Lefcourt, P.C., often represents high-profile defendants in criminal matters, including every variety of white collar crime (fraud, embezzlement, bribery, RICO, regulatory violations), controlled substance violations, weapons violations and violent crimes.
Recent cases have involved allegations of bank fraud; securities fraud; insider trading; money laundering; tax fraud; Medicaid fraud; customs fraud; bribery; weapons possession; sexual misconduct; embezzlement; computer crimes; and forgery. Recent clients have been a large mortgage broker charged with bank fraud; a metals importer charged with unlawfully importing goods from a prohibited country; an investment advisor accused of promoting unlawful tax shelters; a supplier of home health aides accused of falsifying education certificates; manufacturers, brokers and middlemen charged with violating bans against trading with Iran and North Korea; a major record label owner charged with laundering drug money; and an individual accused of using the phone to promote unlawful sexual activity.
The Firm uses its litigation skills to represent clients in civil and regulatory matters, as well, including licensing and business disputes, often involving allegations of criminal conduct. Recent matters have concerned the application of provisions of New York's limited liability company and limited partnership acts; sexual assault; the interplay of insanity and statutes of limitation; the denial of trade waste licenses; unlawful copying of a client’s trade dress; and exports and imports in violation of anti-terrorism statutes.