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When you’re facing a federal issue, you need an attorney whose going to be available 24/7 to help you get the results and outcome you need. The value of working with the Spodek Law Group is that we treat each and every client like a member of our family. Unlike other law firms, we charge a reasonable fee, and offer flexible payment plans. It’s because of this, we’ve been highly ranked by organizations like Super Lawyers, Avvo, and other entities.

The Spodek Law Group is an acclaimed law firm specializing in criminal defense, renowned for its provision of a fully digital portal. Through this portal, clients have the convenience of tracking the progress of their case, communicating with us, submitting documents, and accessing additional services. The Spodek Law Group is a law firm with a nationwide presence, serving clients from coast to coast. We possess extensive experience in handling cases across the country, and our dedicated attorneys are committed to providing you with top-notch representation no matter what your legal situation may be.

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Todd Spodek, our founding partner, is a seasoned trial attorney with many years of experience. He is a second generation lawyer, and one who takes his work seriously. He has many years of experience handling hundreds of trials. He has been seen on major news outlets, ranging from New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post,, to other major news outlets. He has appeared as a legal expert on dozens of television and radio shows.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

It’s simple. Every single client deserves honesty and white glove service. Every single client should know what he, or she, potentially faces and what the outcome of their criminal defense case could be – before hiring a criminal defense attorney. Our lawyers have experience handling criminal defense cases nationwide, ranging from Los Angeles to NYC. Our philosophy is fair and simple – every single law firm should adhere to it – but most don’t. Most criminal defense attorneys will take on any client possible who can pay — regardless of whether they can help the client. Not us. We only take on clients who can help. We are selective about the number of clients we work with, and only work with clients who we can truly help. This is different from other law firms, who take on every single client – irrespective of the outcome.

When you reach out to our law firm – the process begins with a risk free consultation in person, or over the phone. During this consultation – you can ask us anything – regardless of how long it takes. We encourage you to take this opportunity to ask the tough questions – which allow us to show you our understanding of the issue you’re facing. We are available to help you 24/7.

The Spodek Law Group handles cases nationwide. We have offices in NYC and Los Angeles. Regardless of how tough your situation is – we are here to help you. Our criminal defense lawyers work hard to have a solution for you, irrespective of the situation you find yourself in. Many clients are often embarrassed by their situation, and don’t speak openly about their alleged issue. We encourage open dialogue, and recommend full transparency – so we can give you the best possible legal advice. Our NYC criminal attorneys understand that your future is on the line – and that’s why we’re here to help you and give you the best possible advice.

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The Spodek Law Group is one of New York's oldest law firms. With over 50 years of combined experience, we understand how difficult divorce cases can be. Based out of NYC, and Long Island, we have numerous convenient locations.

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A Nationwide Law Firm With Over 30 Years of Experience

At Spodek Law Group, our nationwide presence and diverse team of attorneys allow us to handle virtually any type of criminal case. Our founding partner, Todd Spodek, personally oversees each and every case, ensuring the highest quality legal representation. We take pride in being selective about our clients, only accepting cases where we truly believe we can help. This commitment to excellence has garnered us recognition from major news organizations like FOX and NYPOST.

Risk-Free Consultation

We understand the importance of trust between attorney and client, which is why we offer a risk-free consultation in person or over the phone. During this consultation, our dedicated attorneys are available to answer all your questions and thoroughly evaluate your case. We’ll explain the law to you, outline potential outcomes, and help you make an informed decision about your legal representation.

The Importance of Hiring a Federal Criminal Lawyer

Protecting Your Future

Being falsely accused of a crime can have devastating consequences on your future. While some defendants may opt for a pro bono public defender, it’s crucial to understand that they work for the court and may prioritize their relationships with the prosecutor and judge over your best interests. Hiring a private attorney like Todd Spodek ensures that you have someone truly dedicated to fighting for your rights.

Evidence Evaluation and Defense Strategy

One of the most critical aspects of a criminal case is the evidence. Our federal attorneys will meticulously examine the evidence, ensuring it was collected legally and ethically. By challenging tainted or improperly obtained evidence, we weaken the prosecution’s case and increase your chances of a favorable outcome.

Federal Criminal Assistance and Common Federal Crimes

Federal investigations and charges carry unique challenges and require specialized legal representation. Our team of experienced federal attorneys can help you navigate the complexities of federal cases, including:

  • Drug crimes
  • Conspiracy
  • RICO
  • Mail/Wire Fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Health Care fraud
  • Bank/Securities Fraud
  • Tax Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Counterfeiting
  • Perjury
  • Internet Crimes

Recognizing Federal Charges and Investigations

If you are the target of a federal investigation, it’s vital to take immediate action. You may receive a target letter, have federal agents question you or your loved ones, or experience a search of your home or office. It’s essential to understand that an investigation doesn’t necessarily mean you have been charged with a crime, but it’s a clear indication that you need to contact an experienced federal criminal attorney right away.

Acting Quickly When Charged with a Federal Crime

Finding Out If You Have Been Charged

It’s crucial to know as soon as possible if you have been charged with a federal crime. In some instances, you may be arrested or receive a letter notifying you of the charges. In other cases, it may be less clear – you may be questioned or have your home searched. Regardless of the circumstances, it’s essential to act quickly and get in touch with a knowledgeable defense attorney who can help you understand the charges you might be facing and develop a strategy to fight back.

What to Do If You Are Charged With a Federal Crime

The first step when facing federal charges or an investigation is to contact a licensed and experienced defense attorney. Having a skilled legal advocate on your side ensures that you are protected throughout the investigation process, informed of potential charges, and advised on how to fight back.

With the Spodek Law Group, you don’t have to wait to begin defending your freedom. Our team is always ready to walk you through the steps to take following federal charges. When federal agents and the attorney’s office are involved, it’s even more crucial to have an experienced attorney on your side.

Trust Spodek Law Group to Fight for Your Rights and Your Future

Our team of seasoned federal attorneys is committed to delivering exceptional representation to clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges. With extensive experience, we know what it takes to win and are fully equipped to protect your rights and your freedom.

Don’t let a federal charge ruin your life. Contact our trial team as soon as you are charged with a federal offense or if you have been investigated in connection with a crime. We can provide you with a free initial case consultation, guiding you every step of the way.

To get started, call our hotline number or send us a message online. Let us work together to win this battle and secure your future!

How to Hire the Right Federal Criminal Lawyer

If you’re being investigated in federal court, you need to hire the right federal lawyer to represent you. However, with so many lawyers available, it can be overwhelming to choose one. Many people make the mistake of hiring the first federal lawyer who returns their call, but that’s not the best way to choose a lawyer. To increase your chances of winning your case, it’s important to do your research and hire a federal lawyer who understands the charges against you and has a proven track record of beating them.

Hire the Right Type of Lawyer

The first step to hiring the right federal criminal lawyer is to ensure that you’re hiring the right type of lawyer. If you’re facing a federal criminal issue and are speaking to a divorce lawyer, that’s the wrong type of lawyer. You need a lawyer who has experience handling the specific federal criminal statute that applies to your case and knows how to navigate federal prosecutors and agents.

Check the Lawyer’s Background

It’s critical to hire a competent federal lawyer who is right for you. To find the right one, check their background. Look into what school they went to and what professional accomplishments they have. While none of these can guarantee that the lawyer is right for you, it’s a good starting point. Most importantly, look for a lawyer who is available to speak to you and will communicate with you throughout your case.

Discuss Money Upfront

Lawyers are expensive, and a good federal attorney can cost six figures. If you’re under investigation and don’t qualify for the public defender, be upfront with the federal lawyer you’re talking to about money. Learn how they charge you, and most federal lawyers charge by the hour. It’s challenging to determine how much time the case will require at the start, but discussing fees upfront will help avoid any confusion or misunderstandings.

How Do You Know You’re Under Federal Investigation?

If you’re facing a federal investigation, it’s crucial to act fast and seek help from an experienced defense lawyer. But how do you know if you’re under federal investigation? Some potential indicators can help you determine if you’re being investigated. If you’re still uncertain, work with a federal defense attorney who has experience in the early stages of criminal cases.

Questioned by a Federal Agent

If you or your loved ones have been questioned by a federal agent, it’s a good indication that you should contact an attorney. Even if you’re unsure whether you’re the primary suspect or just involved in the investigation process, having a lawyer on your side is essential to protect and guide you. With potential fines, jail time, and more on the line, taking action promptly is critical to defend your rights and your freedom.

Investigated by a Federal Agency

If federal agents come to your house, or otherwise approach you to ask questions about a case you’re suspected in, this gives you a hint that you’re under investigation. Federal agents may also inform you that you’re the subject of their investigation, or they may simply ask questions without letting you know how you’re connected to the criminal case. Either way, it’s crucial to contact a lawyer as quickly as possible if you’ve been questioned in association with a federal case.

Federal Target Letters and Charges

At a certain point, you may receive a letter stating that you’re the target of a federal investigation. The target letter may ask you to meet with investigators or a member of the attorney’s office. Never respond to a target letter without first securing a lawyer who can guide you through what to say and do to help your case.

Our Approach to Federal Investigations

At Todd Spodek Law Firm, we understand the importance of competent legal representation in complex federal cases. Our licensed federal defense attorneys have extensive experience handling federal investigations and charges, and are knowledgeable about strategies that work in cases involving fraud, drug crime, conspiracy, white-collar offenses, and more. We can walk you through the stages of your case, provide available options, and even lead you to achieving your desired result. With so much potentially on the line, don’t wait any longer. Connect with our team today to learn more about federal investigation defense and get started.

How Do You Know If You’ve Been Charged With a Federal Crime?

Being charged with a federal crime can be a daunting experience, but it can be even more overwhelming if you’re unclear about whether you’ve been charged. As a citizen, you have every right to a fair trial and investigation. Here’s how to know if you’ve been charged with a federal crime.


If law enforcement arrives, places you in handcuffs, and reads you your rights, there’s not much ambiguity. You’ve likely been federally charged, and if you’re still unsure, see if your arresting officers are federally-based, such as FBI.

Charged Without Arrest

You don’t have to be put in handcuffs to be charged with a federal crime. You might receive a notice in the mail summoning you to federal court and detailing the charges. Make sure to read this to verify that these are indeed federal charges. As long as you’re keeping up with your mail, you should have enough time to make the necessary provisions to appear in court on their requested date.

Investigation Without Arrest

Just because federal officers don’t have a warrant to arrest you doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. You might be greeted one day by FBI agents possessing a search warrant who look around your home. This means a judge has determined there’s enough of a possibility of incriminating evidence to allow for a search of your home. You need to understand your rights and ask for physical evidence of a warrant. You also should remember to adhere to your right to remain silent, even if you haven’t been placed under arrest.

What To Say

If you learn or suspect that you’re under investigation for a federal crime, there might be an impulse to try to cover your tracks and insist upon your innocence, either at the time of a raid or when under questioning. This can greatly sabotage your case, as answering questions could leave you open to being caught in contradictions that could cast doubts over your innocence. You also shouldn’t be discussing your case with anyone but your attorney. The matters of your case should be considered confidential. Discussing them with others leaves them liable for questioning and investigation themselves. You could end up making your case even more complicated by discussing it.

What To Do

When you’ve been charged with a federal crime or are facing investigation, the best thing to do is nothing. You will need to consult with your lawyer and cooperate with authorities, but don’t do anything unless you’ve been specifically advised to do so. Do not tamper with evidence under any circumstances. Any files or documents that have been marked as evidence need to be kept intact. You could face additional charges of obstruction of justice. This also includes requesting any witnesses to your case recant or modify their testimony.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Individuals who have a high net worth are often in a unique situation – which requires divorce lawyers with a lot of skills, knowledge, and deep understanding. High Net Worth individuals often have many personal and business assets, in order to financial portfolios, and other lifestyle choices and decisions which must be accounted for – when considering an amicable divorce. We give you our pledge – we get it, and we will look out for you on every single level, when handling your divorce. Our lawyers have handled numerous high net worth divorce cases. When looking for the best lawyers, you need to choose attorneys who have the training, and experience, to properly handle these cases. Our team lawyers has years of experience – not only in handling, but successfully resolving and litigating high net worth situations.

Many spouses look at divorce as a contentious issue. They immediately act like they are at war. Contrary to popular belief, divorce mediation can work. While many divorces in NY are contested; it’s possible to avoid legal fees with an uncontested divorce in New York. Mediation is a great way to avoid emotional and financial hurdles, that arise in divorce. Lawyers will tell you that it’s always a good idea – to keep a divorce drama free. If you engage in divorce mediation, you can get legally divorced – with a fraction of the cost. We highly recommend doing mediation, instead of going to war – since it’s emotionally and financially better.  Our lawyers are trained to handle voluntary, and court-mandated, mediations. Our job as your advocate, is to help you take advantage of this chance to avoid litigation, and to work out your issues in a peaceful manner. We can help you engage in divorce mediation, before the the court orders mediation to begin – and before it becomes contentious. Our family lawyers help clients make the most of their mediation. We help clients get an out-of-court settlement to help avoid future litigation. We can do this before the situation escalates.

New Yorker’s who have significant assets need legal representation, more than anyone else – when it comes to divorce. Due to the large number of assets, your financial future can be at risk. Your financial future depends on getting a fair allocation of your joint marital property. Asset division is something which can also impact future alimony payments. If you want to maintain your existing lifestyle, and your existing standard of living – then you need a lawyer who is ready to fight on your behalf. Spodek Law is that firm. We have the resources, and passion, to fight for you and win. We are NYC’s largest law firm. Clients trust us to take care of their financial future. If you are worried about losing a significant portion of your property – then you should contact us. We can help ensure you get a fair share of your wealth. We can also help ensure you won’t get stuck with significant debt that your spouse may have generated.

New York is an equitable distribution state. It means the courts divide all assets and obligations in a fair manner – but not necessarily equal manner. That means that the court will try to be fair. All assets aren’t 50/50 split. That means the court will look at all of your assets, like: assets from inheritance, businesses, car, cash assets, debt, house + real estate, 401(k), pensions, retirement savings, stocks, and bonds.

There are four steps in the process of dividing your assets.

Identification – In this stage, all spouses are required to disclose all available assets and debts. This is where some spouses try to hide assets. During this phase, we’ll uncover all of the hidden assets your spouse may have. We have experience finding assets, that a spouse may not disclose – and which most attorneys would not discover. We can identify exactly how, and where, a spouse is hiding your assets. We look out for unreported income, that our client has a right to know about.

Categorization – Once all of the assets, and debts, are revealed – the court will decide whether the property is separate or marital. There is a rule followed – which is that anything owned prior to the marriage is separate. Any wealth, or debt, which was accumulated during the marriage goes into a marital estate – which will be divided eventually. There are certain exceptions. Gifts, and inheritances, which are received during the marriage are considered separate property by the court. These gifts are considered separate – as long as they were intended for only one of the spouses, and the funds weren’t commingled during the marriage. In addition, many couples have prenuptials and postnuptial agreements – which make it possible for certain property to be designed as separate or marital. This is a crucial stage – because this is where courts often strip rights to certain property. You need an New York attorney to protect your interests during this stage.

Valuation – Once all of the assets are discovered and placed in the marital pool – the court must assign a monetary value to them. Certain assets, like stock options, real estate, and businesses, are difficult to assign a fixed dollar value. Based on the value of your assets, alimony payments will be determined. During this stage, we enlist the help of financial experts – who can assess the value of your holdings and determine the correct valuation of them.

Allocation – During this stage, the court will decide who gets what, and how much. Equal distribution doesn’t mean even split. So, during this stage – the courts will look at numerous factors – in order to determine a fair distribution. For example, a 401(k) is easy to divide. But the real issue is dividing assets like the house, or other businesses, which is non-liquid. If one spouse gets the house, then our attorneys will try to balance it – and give the other spouse something to balance it.

At the end of the day – your financial security depends on a fair distribution of assets. We recommend having an experienced team of New York divorce lawyers, like ourselves, to help

Our matrimonial lawyers focus exclusively on the best resolution for you, and your family. We don’t push into what we think is right exclusively. We give you our input, but ultimately – negotiate, and strategize, around YOUR goals. We create tailor made solutions, designed to focus on you. Our New York family law attorneys are by your side, and understand your unique circumstances. We firmly believe that the key to 99% of matrimonial cases in NYC – is listening to the family members. We listen to you, and focus on the resolution you need, and want.

Many matrimonial attorneys are unfair – because they know that as a result, they can create “problems,” for which they can then bill you to fix. We find this unethical. We work in a fair, and balanced manner – which ensures that the outcome you want will happen. Everything we do, revolves around being fair, yet protecting your rights – and ensuring that we are able to negotiate amicably with the other side. Regardless of whether you use one of our matrimonial lawyers in nyc or long island, rest assured – we’re focused on getting the best possible resolution on every issue important to you – without drawing out the process longer than it needs to be.

Many attorneys refuse to work with the opposing attorney, and create unnecessary problems. We firmly believe litigation is stressful, and time consuming. We believe in helping our clients get the outcome they want. We try getting them this, by embracing a collaborative approach – which means treating all parties with respect, and helping forge a common approach. This philosophy of ours means that we consistently charge less than other matrimonial law firms, and it also means you get the best results possible – because we’re not focused on charging you more money, we’re focused on giving you the best results!

We believe in getting you the outcome you want. Sometimes, being fair and balanced doesn’t work – when the other side isn’t cooperating. If needed, we’re prepared and experienced – and can go to trial on your behalf. Sometimes, the only way to protect your rights, is by litigating in court. The key to winning in court is having experience – and knowing what works, and doesn’t work. Our NYC matrimonial lawyers can help build your case, and represent you – regardless of the time, or place.

Regardless of the difficult of your case, our team can handle it. We’ve handled some of the most complex divorce, family law, asset distribution, cases in New York. Whether it be a case involving child custody, alimony, support, or even a spouse hiding assets – we can help. Our extremely knowledgable team will handle every single aspect of your case. We leave NOTHING to chance, and thoroughly protect your rights. If you need an extremely well versed matrimonial law firm, hire Spodek Law group.

When you are potentially going to trial – you want a matrimonial lawyer in NYC who knows judges, court staff, and opposing counsels. The familiarity makes it easier to get things done, and means you’re working with a trustworthy law firm. Both of our founding partners, are former prosecutors, and bring their years of experience to every single case. We understand how to speak to judges, and opposing counsel – and how to squash their attempts to dismiss your rights. Our trained NYC lawyers know the matrimonial/family courts of New York – and are well known, and trusted, for their strong advocacy for our clients.

When you hire a matrimonial law firm, you want to know that you’re hiring the best. You want someone who can get to the finish line – with plenty to spare! Our divorce and family team consists of highly trained lawyers, in addition to paralegals, assistants, and an entire support staff to ensure your case gets the attention it deserves. Unlike solo attorneys – we have an entire team ready to help your case – and give it the attention you deserve. It’s how we ensure each client gets the best results possible.

All divorce and family law matters aren’t the same. There are many ways to approach a case, and handle it. Having an experienced matrimonial attorney on your side, can be the key to success. When we take on a new case, we strategize all the possible ways we can get our clients what they need.  Our  attorneys work with you, to ensure that our suggested approach fits your needs, and the needs of your family.