Criminal Tax Defense

The white collar criminal defense attorneys at Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph have extensive experience defending clients accused of committing criminal tax violations, including tax evasion, tax fraud, false returns, tax conspiracies, willful failure to file tax returns, and willful failure to pay taxes. Prior to entering private practice, the firm’s managing partner, Mitchell S. Fuerst, Esq., worked as a trial attorney with the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Chief Counsel in Chicago, and prosecuted numerous criminal tax cases to verdict. Since that time, Mr. Fuerst has worked in private practice and has led the firm’s criminal tax lawyers in their defense of clients charged with committing criminal tax violations.

Our criminal tax lawyers work closely with the firm’s transactional and regulatory attorneys, and bring a comprehensive understanding of their clients’ businesses to each of their criminal tax cases.

Indeed, a thorough understanding of each client’s business is mandatory in order to litigate about a client’s tax return (or lack thereof) in both civil and criminal settings. This comprehensive understanding of our clients’ businesses also helps us understand that, in virtually every case, our clients’ best interests are served when we help them avoid criminal indictment altogether. In order to do so, we directly engage with the IRS and appropriate U.S. attorneys with the aim of having the government decline criminal prosecution. Our hard-earned reputation for integrity and aggressiveness among federal prosecutors has allowed us to avoid indictments for our clients on numerous occasions.

However, in some cases, criminal indictments are unavoidable, either because a grand jury has returned an indictment before we have been retained, or because the bare facts of the case warrant criminal charges. In these cases, Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph’s criminal tax attorneys have the criminal litigation and tax experience necessary to obtain acquittals and favorable plea deals for our clients.

If you or your business has been accused of committing a criminal tax violation, we urge you to take immediate steps to retain competent counsel and get to work on developing your defense. You may contact our white collar criminal defense attorneys at any time by emailing us at or by calling us at 305.350.5690.



Print Friendly, PDF & Email