Sanctions and Seizures: Federal Investigations of Oligarchs, Real Estate, Banks and More
Holland & Knight hosted a webinar discussing New York City financial transactions that have attracted the attention of federal prosecutors and regulators. Recently, real estate transactions in particular have come under heightened scrutiny for money laundering, sanctions violations and other crimes. As a result of Russia's war with Ukraine, the federal government has also made Russian sanctions enforcement a pressing national imperative. Prosecutors from the U.S. Department of Justice and regulators from the U.S. Department of the Treasury are drilling down on real estate deals, banking relationships and luxury assets for possible oligarch connections. Holland & Knight has seen a sharp uptick in the government's actions to obtain evidence about real estate funding – and identify Russian oligarchs and sanctioned lenders, businesses and assets.
Attorneys Stuart Saft, Jonathan Halpern, Antonia Tzinova and Erin Goodman host this highly informative presentation on legal principles and proactive measures to help safeguard against getting blindsided by unwelcome consequences as a result of these demands by the U.S. government.