Robert I. Targ

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Robert I. Targ

Founding Partner

Miami Tower at International Place 100 S.E. Second Street, Suite 3400 - Miami, Florida 33131
+1 (305) 375 92 20


Robert Targ is a highly successful international and domestic litigator for individuals and institutions in complex, high-stakes money laundering, fraud, white-collar criminal defense, and customs cases.

Mr. Targ is a widely sought-after seminar and conference speaker on asset seizure and forfeiture, and global money laundering issues for organizations such as the International Symposium on Economic Crime in Cambridge, UK, The Florida International Bankers Association, Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers, and the Bankers Association of Central and Eastern Europe.

Practice focus includes:

  • federal trial and administrative matters involving asset seizures and forfeitures,
  • health care fraud and abuse,
  • criminal fraud and money laundering,
  • criminal or civil matters involving customs laws and regulations.

Mr. Targ is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®.



Areas of Practice

Appeals & Trial Support
Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights, Asset Collections
Fraud & Asset Recovery
Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation
Regulatory Compliance
White Collar Criminal


  • American University, J.D., 1977
  • University of Maryland, B.A., 1974

Certifications & Specializations

  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)


  • Florida
  • U.S. District for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida


  • Legal 500 Latin America 2024: Compliance & Investigations; Miami Firms
  • Best Lawyers in America® 2024: Criminal Defense: White Collar; and Commercial Litigation
  • Legal 500 USA 2024: Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Individuals
  • Leaders League USA 2024: Investigations & White-Collar Crime
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™  AV Preeminent® – AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence
  • 2024 Florida Super Lawyers: ​Criminal Defense / White Collar

Professional Leadership

  • International Symposium on Economic Crime in Cambridge, UK, Panelist, 2010 – 2018
  • 14th Annual FIBA Anti Money Laundering Compliance Conference, Presenter
  • Thirty-First International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge, UK, Presenter
  • 12th Annual FIBA Anti Money Laundering Compliance Conference, Panelist
  • FIBA 2011 AML Conference “How to Integrate Fraud and AML to Protect the Bank,” Panelist
  • “Session VII: Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) – The issues”, Twenty-Eighth International Symposium On Economic Crime, University of Cambridge, September 5-12, 201o, Panelist

Representative Cases

Criminal Law

Successful representation of Mortgage Broker accused of participating in conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud. Client offered the opportunity to enter federal pre-trial diversion program, and no criminal charges filed.

“Mr. Targ is very focused and a great listener.” Legal 500 USA 2024 "I worked with Michael Diaz, Robert Targ, and Juan Vargas; all of them have impressed me, they have different skills and together they made an excellent team." Legal500 USA 2022 "Michael Diaz, Robert Targ and Juan Vargas are highly trained and experienced lawyers, with an exceptional analytical ability. They go directly to the important points, have great bargaining power, and thourough knowledge of the laws and the paths to be followed to find the solution to the problem."  Legal 500 Latin America Robert Targ is a prominent figure in white-collar crime and investigations Legal 500 Latin America