Forfeiture Endangers American Rights

F.E.A.R. On-Line Library
Updated 5-27-2009

Name:  Shawn R. Perez
Law Offices of Shawn R. Perez
Admitted in California, Hawaii & Nevada
Federal Crimes, Federal Forfeiture & Federal Taxation
633 South Fourth Street, Suite 7
Las Vegas, NV  89101
(702) 485-3977
(702) 383-6603 facsimile
107 Avenida Miramar
Suite C
San Clemente, CA  92672
(949) 492-9545
(702) 839-4425 facsimile
(949) 632-9752 cell phone

State/foreign bar licenses: CA
Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court? no
Federal court admissions: California (Central, Southern, Eastern), Hawaii & Nevada
Law school: Western State College of Law ('92)
Undergrad: Bachellor's Degree
Types of cases handled: forfeiture trials; forfeiture appeals; criminal trials; criminal appeals; civil cases; constitutional rights;
Experienced in these forfeiture issues: federal criminal forfeiture; state criminal forfeiture; federal civil forfeiture; state civil forfeiture; innocent owners; lienholders; innocent spouses; landlords; money laundering; cash transaction reporting forfeitures; IRS forfeitures; proportionality;
Years defending forfeiture cases: since 1993
Number of forfeiture cases handled? hundreds
Published forfeiture opinions: United States vs. Marolf, 277 F.3d 1156 (9th Cir. 2001); United States v. Marolf, 173 F.3d 1213 (9th Cir. 1999); United States v. Marolf, 973 F. Supp. 1139 (CACD, 1997); United States v. Busich, 81 F.3d 166 (8th Cir. 1996)
Publications on forfeiture: contributing writer for FEAR's Asset Forfeiture Defense Manual (2001); Contributing writer for Forfeiture and Double Jeopardy (1993) Forfeiture seminars taught:
Pro bono or volunteer work for FEAR: Contributions to brief bank and responses to forfeiture inquiries from victims.
Other volunteer work involving forfeiture: brief writer for United States v. $405,089.23 (9th Cir. on rehearing) (United States Supreme Court)