Jay Nanavati is a former federal tax prosecutor and maintains a nationwide practice, focusing on criminal tax defense and tax controversy matters. He represents individuals and entities facing tax investigations and prosecutions, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits, and civil tax litigation. His clients rely on his ability to analyze cases from the government's perspective, his strong connections and his sound judgment to guide them through their most difficult challenges. Jay has particular strength in defending holders of foreign bank accounts in IRS "offshore audits" and offshore criminal investigations and prosecutions. He also counsels clients who seek to disclose unreported foreign bank accounts through the IRS’s voluntary disclosure programs. With foreign banks turning over vast amounts of information on their American customers, the U.S. government is aggressively pursuing those who have failed to disclose their accounts.
Jay spent more than a decade as both a federal and a state prosecutor. He supervised more than 30 federal tax prosecutors and oversaw criminal tax enforcement for a region covering 22 states. He is a veteran trial lawyer, having conducted dozens of jury trials and hundreds of bench trials.