Dennis G. Kainen

Dennis G. Kainen – Partner CLS-0007 copy

Dennis G. Kainen has been with Weisberg Kainen Mark, PL for over twenty five years. He is A-V rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and has been listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. In addition to maintaining a very active law practice, Mr. Kainen has managed to be involved in professional, civic, and charitable activities locally, state-wide, and nationally. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kainen was an assistant federal public defender for the Southern District of Florida from 1982 to 1985.
Phone: 305-374-5544
Fax: 305-358-8565
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Areas of Practice:

Tax Controversies and Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions:

The Florida Bar, 1982

U.S. Supreme Court, 1983

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1983

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1999

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1983

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1986

U.S. Tax Court, 1986

Education:

University of Miami School of Law (J.D., 1981)

George Washington University (B.A., International Affairs, 1978)

Professional Board Affiliations:

The Florida Bar

Board of Governors (2006-Present)

Grievance Committee (1994-1997)

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Director, Miami Chapter (2004-2009)

Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter

President (2000-2001)

Executive Board (1991-2013)

Citizens for Judicial Integrity

Co-Chairperson (2000-2001)

Dade County Bar Association

President (1999-2000)

Officer (1995-1999)

Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit

Commissioner (1995-1999)

Florida Law Related Education Association

Board of Directors (1989-1993)

Attorney of the Year (1989-1990)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Board of Governors, The Florida Bar (2006-Present)

The Florida Bar (1982)

Tax Section

Criminal Law Section

Dade County Bar Association (1982-Present)

Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter (1985-Present)

American Bar Association (1985-Present)

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Miami Chapter  (2004-present)

Spellman/Hoeveler Inn of Court

Greater Miami Tax Institute

South Florida Tax Litigation Association (2007-Present)

Past Employment Positions:

Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Florida, Assistant Federal Public Defender (1982-1985)

Community Associations:

Anti-Defamation League

National Commissioner (2005-Present)

Chair, Florida Regional Board (2005-2007)

First Vice-Chair, Florida Regional Board (2003-2004)

Founders, Member, Mount Sinai Medical Center (2005-Present)

Young Presidents, Member, Mount Sinai Medical Center (2005-Present)

La Gorce Island Association, Board Member (2004-Present)

Miami Beach Jewish Community Center, Board Member (2004-2006)

Lehrman Community Day School, Board of Directors (2002-2009)

Florida Assertive Community Treatment Advisory Committee (2002-2005)

Citizens for Judicial Integrity, Co-Chairperson (2000-2001)

Dade Heritage Trust, Board of Trustees (1989-1995)

American Jewish Committee, Vice President (1991-1995)

Florida Law Related Education Association, Board of Directors (1989-1993)

Friends of the City of Miami Cemetery, Chairperson, Celebrating Julia Tuttle’s Birthday (1990)

Published Works:

When the IRS Comes Knocking, Litigation, American Bar Association, Volume 29, No. 1, 2002

Judicial Election v. Merit Selection, The Florida Bar News, October 5th, 1999

Opening New Vistas to Legal Literacy and Citizenship Education, The Florida Bar Journal,

October, 1993

Life, Death and Jurisdiction, Miami Review, August, 1990

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Hot Topics in International Tax Law at Dade County Bar Association Bench & Bar Conference February 26, 2016 – Panelist

Swearing in Ceremony for New Attorneys, Third District Court of Appeals, October 7, 2015

The Winning Edge at Florida International University School of Law September 30, 2015 – Panelist

Update on Criminal Tax Cases Impacting CPAs – What You Must Know to Stay Out of Trouble (1 TB) at FICPA 30th Annual Accounting Show Program, September 18, 2015 – Speaker

Criminal Tax Procedures and Strategies at The Greater Miami Tax Institute, September 9, 2015 – Speaker

Lunch Talk: Ethical, Civil and Criminal Issues for the Asset Protection Planner at The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and Tax Section, May 8, 2015 – Speaker

The Giants of Criminal Law: Sentencing, Pleas & Evidence for Dade County Bar Association Bench & Bar Conference 2015, February 20, 2015 – Moderator

Judicial Campaign Conduct Forum on behalf of The Florida Bar, May 8, 2014 – Speaker

Florida Bar Practicing with Professionalism CLE, Judicial Panel, 2014 – Moderator

Spellman-Hoeveler Inns of Court, 2014: The Role of the Board of Governors

Federal Crimes Class, Nova Southeastern University, School of Law, 2004-2014: Guest lecturer on Criminal Tax

Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 28th Annual Judicial Reception, 2012: Speaker and presentation for the Lifetime Achievement Award to Judge Alan S. Gold

Swearing in Ceremony for new Attorneys, Third District Court of Appeals, 2003 – 2011: Speaker

South Florida Legal Guide, 2011: Panelist on Understanding the Impact of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

The Florida Bar Tax Section, 2010: Litigation of the Tax Issues in U.S. District Court: Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Litigation; Reducing Liens to Judgement; Personal Residence Foreclosures; and Tax Lien Foreclosures

The Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, 2007: When the IRS Comes Knocking Taxpayer Representation Before the IRS in Criminal Proceedings

Professional Advisory Committee of the Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation,, 2007: When the IRS Comes Knocking Taxpayer Representation Before the IRS in Criminal Proceedings

Coral Gables Bar Association, 2006: The Essentials of Criminal Tax Cases

Greater Miami Tax Institute, 2004: The Essentials of Criminal Tax Case

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2004: Taxpayer Representation Before the Internal Revenue Service and in Criminal Proceedings

Dade County Bar Association, 1999-2000: In my capacity as President I was asked to speak before many Bar Association and community related groups.

Florida Institute of CPAs, Gold Coast Chapter, 2000: Issues in a Criminal Tax Case

Greater Miami Tax Institute, 1999: Guidelines and Criminal Tax Cases in Federal Court

Speeches

Swearing in Ceremony for New Attorneys, Third District Court of Appeals, October 7, 2016

Honors and Awards:

Florida Trend’s Legal Elite since 2013

Top Lawyers in South Florida, South Florida Legal Guide since 2008

Top 100 Attorneys in Miami, Florida, South Florida Legal Guide 2013

Super Lawyers, Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, since 2008

Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers since 2007

The Twelve Good Men of 2003, Ronald McDonald House (April 25, 2003)

Richard C. Milstein Pro Bono Excellence Award, Put Something Back (May 16, 2001)

Outstanding Service as President of the Dade County Bar Association (June 9, 2000)

Man of the Year, The Shul of Downtown (1995)

The Miami Pioneers, Inc. – Honored for successfully representing pro bono publico the Miami Pioneers in an appeal before the Dade County Value Adjustment Board.

Attorney of the Year, Florida Law Related Education Association, (1989 – 1990)

Florida’s Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine 2014

Published Articles:

When the IRS Comes Knocking The Journal of the Section of Litigation; American Bar Association, Vol. 29, No. 1 Fall 2002

Pro Bono Activities:

Put Something Back, Pro Bono Project of the Dade County Bar Association (1985-Present).

Languages:

English

Spanish

Birth Information:

1956, New York, New York