Robert I. Targ

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Miami, FL

Diaz, Reus & Targ, LLP
 | 100 SE 2nd Street, Suite 3400
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305-375-9220
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%),
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • International (20%)
Attorney Profile

Assisting clients in Miami and around the world, Robert I. Targ has earned a reputation as a successful intercontinental litigator. He assists corporations and individuals in the areas of complex, high-stakes domestic and international financial fraud and customs cases. Named as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Targ is a founding partner of the distinguished firm Diaz, Reus & Targ, LLP. Offering legal services to United States and global clientele, Mr. Targ specializes in asset seizure and forfeiture, health care fraud and abuse, criminal fraud, money laundering, grand jury investigations and criminal and civil cases of customs law and regulation.

Mr. Targ received his law degree from American University Washington College of Law and is admitted to practice law in Florida, the United States District Court Southern District of Florida and the United States District Court Middle District of Florida. In 2013, he was recognized as a Top Lawyer in the area of international criminal defense/criminal law by the South Florida Legal Guide. Additionally, he is a highly respected seminar and conference speaker on the subject of white collar crime.

Robert Targ's commitment to his clients and his distinct understanding of international law and government relations is evidenced by some of his successful cases, including $7 million recovered for an international investment fraud victim. He also represented defendants in a Medicare billing-fraud investigation. Other landmark cases include the successful defense of a ship's broker against $1.4 million in U.S. Customs penalties and the defense of Latin American government officials against money laundering charges. Mr. Targ's considerate handling of complex international issues is reflective of both his commitment to justice and his years of dedication to the law.


Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

General Litigation (30%): Litigation

International (20%)

Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018

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About Robert Targ

Admitted: 1979, Florida

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Honors and Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
  • "Top Lawyers 2013" International Criminal Defense/Criminal Law, South Florida Legal Guide

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Florida
  • Board of Directors, FIBA Association
  • Florida Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors, Nicholas R. Chiera Foundation for Children with Cancer

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Frequent Seminar and Conference Speaker on Asset Seizure and Forfeiture, Money Laundering Issues

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Defended bonded courier/air carrier against $1.2 million U.S. Customs Service penalties assessed for cocaine discovered in unmanifested cargo. Penalties mitigated to $18,000, company absolved of further responsibility
  • Defended major ship's broker against $1.4 million U.S. Customs Service penalties for fraudulent U.S. sugar entry by chartering party. All penalties against ship's broker cancelled
  • Represented international fraud victim in $13.5 million investment in bogus letters of credit and promissory notes. Working in Miami, London and Cairo, recovered $7.0 million and assisted FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office in successful perpetrator prosecution

Educational Background:

  • University of Maryland, B.A., 1974

Industry Groups

  • Customs
  • International Trade
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Office Location for Robert I. Targ

100 SE 2nd Street
Suite 3400
Miami, FL 33131

Phone: 305-375-9220


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Last Updated: 1/23/2017

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