Varnum defends individuals and corporations accused of white collar crimes such as tax fraud, health care fraud, bank fraud and customs violations. Because of our tax background and the broad experience added by our former IRS and Michigan Department of Treasury investigator specialists, we are experienced at tracking the movement of funds, which can mean the difference between conviction and acquittal in many cases. Our team includes former federal and state prosecutors, litigators and revenue agents, and other skilled technical practitioners. When trial is unavoidable, Varnum lawyers have substantial experience in defending criminal prosecutions and other enforcement proceedings.
Varnum lawyers help our clients through the judgment calls necessary to defend an investigation and preserve business stability. We focus on strategies that will address both immediate concerns and the ever-present risks posed by other government agencies.
We have significant experience representing clients who face prosecutors, and other federal and state enforcement officials, in matters involving the highest stakes. Our first course of action is to negotiate the most advantageous outcome possible. However, if litigation ensues, we are at home in the courtroom, and we defend our clients powerfully at trial. Collectively, we have tried scores of cases and have argued at least as many appeals.