Wahid Vizcaino is a litigation law firm with almost 40 years of trial experience.
Headquartered in Miami Florida our firm has litigated cases throughout the United States.
Founding partners Carmen Vizcaino and Khurrum Wahid and lectured on areas from involuntary civil commitment to violations of federal financial regulations and many areas in between. Both have appeared on media outlets both televised and print.
We aim to provide personalized and confidential service to our clients, while providing unwavering advocacy in court.
MONEY LAUNDRINGMoney laundering can take several forms, although most methods can be categorized into one of a few types. These include methods, such as structuring, currency exchanges, and fraudulent invoicing in cash heavy businesses.
Fraud cases take many forms generally include an allegation of a false representation. Fraud is commonly understood as dishonesty calculated for advantage.
In the U.S. legal system, fraud is a specific offense with certain features. Most common cases involve the buying or selling of property, including real estate, or intangible property, such as stocks, bonds, and copyrights. They also include misrepresentations used to seek funds from governmental agencies such as the Department of Education or Medicare.
NARCOTIC CASESBoth state and federal systems have complex guidelines involving sentencing structures for possession and trafficking of drugs within the United State and abroad. These laws very often mandate strict minimum mandatory sentences, sometimes for cases that do not even involve the transport or possession of any actual drugs.
SEX CRIME CASES
The State and Federal systems have employed a series of inter connected laws regulating sexual conduct and expanding repercussions of such cases well beyond the resolution of a particular case. Very often, the collateral effects of a case defined to have “sexual motivation” maybe far more stringent than the actual sentence for the case itself. The threat of consequences such as designation as a sexual offender to indefinite civil commitment are not uncommon after the case has been closed.
MATERIAL SUPPORT OF TERRORISM
TERRORISM CASESPost Patriot Act legislation is increasingly broad and sweeping. Behavior which was previously looked upon as innocuous or innocent under the law, can now be swept up under the broad reading of the support statutes. In many cases, it is not acts of violence that are actually prosecuted, but financial actions which have run afoul of Federal finance and banking regulations.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND LICENSING ISSUES
FOOD STAMP CASES
License to accept SNAP Benefits (commonly known as Food Stamps)The administrate regulations which corporate entities who accept SNAP benefits are required to follow are daunting and confusing. Failure to abide by any of the many requirements put forth by the USDA can result in a suspension or complete termination of your business’ ability to accept Food Stamps. This can be a heavy financial burden to certain business who not only accept these benefits but also profit from the collateral sales of non-food stamp products purchased by customers.
The best defense against such violations is to be proactive in training and knowing what your business can do to protect against the USDA removing your ability to accept these benefits. Our firm offers consulting and documents to protect your business. If you have been served with a complaint your best defense is an early intervention. If the case is not settled at the administrative level, the business owner is left with the costly remedy of suing in Federal Court. Please note, these violations not only affect your business’ ability to generate revenue but can actually ban you from selling it to a bonafide purchaser.
License for Check Cashing and Selling Alcohol and Tobacco.
Unlike SNAP benefits, check cashing and alcohol and tobacco sales are actually regulated by different governmental bodies, both State and Federal. There are a host of regulations and mandates that must be put in place at your business in order to not run afoul of these laws. A proactive approach is best, but if your business is served with a violation, early intervention and defense is essential to keep from losing these vital assets of your business.
CIVIL LITIGATION AND INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONAL
CIVIL LITIGATION AND INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONAL CASESThis area includes complex civil litigation both in State and Federal Courts. When U.S. based clients wish to invest abroad or foreign companies seek investments within the United States, careful consideration of both U.S. and laws abroad is required. Our expansive web of connections throughout both the European, Latin American, Arab and South Asian regions allows for building bridges over complex international matters. Our collaboration with tax experts and CPAs who handle many international clients will allow for both the contractual and tax protections one would seek in order to confidentially navigate international business transactions.
Family cases can be emotional and difficult. Our goal is to handle your family situation in a manner to cause the least difficulty to the client. It is our goal to execute the client’s interest in a manner which is efficient and in the best interest of our client. Family law is complex and very often those involved do not fully understand what they are entitled to and what Florida law allows. Whether it is an uncontested divorce or a complex child custody issue, you will receive the same personalized care.