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Robert M. Sondak



Kendall, FL






Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1973
  • Florida, 1976


  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1972
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
    • A.B. - 1968

Published Works

  • Money Laundering Law Report, Board of Editors, 1990-Present
  • Prior Adversary Hearings On The Question of Obscenity, 70 Columbia Law Review 1403, 1970
  • The Mysterious Civil Forfeiture Laws, Florida Bar Journal, March, 1994
  • Saving Security Interests, Money Laundering Law Report (MLLR), September, 1990
  • The Foreign Customer, MLLR, December, 1990
  • The Parallel Market (Co-Author: Barry D. Hunter), MLLR, June, 1991
  • International Impact (Co-Author: Joel D. Karp), MLLR, December, 1991
  • Spotlight on Forfeiture, MLLR, March, 1992
  • Lessons From Florida, MLLR, August, 1992
  • Conflict Resolved, MLLR, December, 1992
  • High Court to Decide Limits on Forfeitures, MLLR, February, 1993
  • Innocent Owner Defense Strengthened by High Court, MLLR, March, 1993
  • New Case Will Define Limits on Governmental Seizure, MLLR, April, 1993
  • Further Limits on Forfeitures, MLLR, July, 1993
  • Bank Declared Innocent Owner: Analysis of Miraflores Ruling, MLLR, August, 1993
  • Good is Bad News for Gov't: Due Process Requires Hearing, MLLR, December, 1993
  • Appeals Court Reverses Leading Bank Forfeiture Case, The Florida Mortgage Banker, November/December, 1993
  • Innocent Bank Needn't Forfeit Liens on Drug Dealer's Realty, American Banker, September, 1993
  • Leading Bank Forfeiture Case Reversed, 17 Director's Monthly, No. 10, p.8, October, 1993
  • "The Tide is Turning: Civil Forfeiture Law is Becoming More Accommodating to Innocent Owners and Innocent Mortgages", Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, Spring, 1994
  • "Access to Courts and the Unauthorized Practice of Law - Ten Years of Unlicensed Practice of Law Advisory Opinions", Florida Bar Journal, February, 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Board of Governors, Member, 1988 to 1993
  • Florida Bar, Past Chair, Board Review Committee on Professional Ethics
  • Florida Bar, Past Chair, Access to the Legal System Committee
  • Florida Bar, Budget, Disciplinary Procedure, Disciplinary Review, Member, Rules and By-Laws Committees
  • Florida Bar, Chair, Standing Committee on Unlicensed Practice of Law, 1986 to 1988
  • Legal Technicians Study Committee, Vice-Chair, 1991 to 1992
  • Florida Bar Special Committee on Non-Lawyer Practice, Vice Chair, 1992 to 1994
  • Florida Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Task Force, 1995 to 1996
  • Florida Bar Insurance Study Committee, 1999 to 2000
  • The Florida Bar Foundation, Member, Board of Directors, 1998 to 2000
  • Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, Board of Directors, 1993 to 1993
  • Money Laundering Law Report, Board of Editors, 1990 to 1999
  • Governor's Study Commission on Notaries Public, 1988 to 1989
  • Florida Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on HRS Nonlawyer Counselors , 1988 to 1989

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