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Kostelanetz & Fink LLP

Tax: Controversy

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What the team is known for

Maintains its reputation as an expert tax boutique with significant strength in criminal proceedings. Also noted for its experience in civil fraud matters. Supports a variety of clients including high net worth individuals and major corporates.

Strengths

A market insider says: "They operate at a national level and are enormously talented. They have excellent relationships with the government and they are highly respected. It's a very impressive shop."

A source notes: "If I had a criminal tax issue they are the ones I would call."

Work highlights

Acted for a whistleblower alleging unreported income and substantial tax liabilities with respect to large multinational corporations and involving the use of offshore multipurpose entities.

Represented Steve Choie in criminal tax proceedings pending in DC and negotiated a guilty plea to a single count of willful failure to collect, account for and pay over withholding tax.

Notable practitioners

Bryan Skarlatos draws widespread acclaim for his work defending both companies and individuals facing a wide variety of complex criminal tax allegations.
"He is extremely active and one of the leaders in presenting on tax litigation and fraud topics." "He is a top-notch practitioner and a lot of people's first port of call."

Caroline Ciraolo offers impressive governmental experience and is recognized for her adept representation of clients in high-profile criminal tax cases.
"She is one of the most hard-working lawyers I have ever met." "She is at the very top, universally revered and thought well of by everyone." "She is phenomenal. She is incredibly knowledgeable, diligent and a practical thinker." "No one will outwork her. She is smart and relentless in defending her clients."

Jay Nanavati offers notable experience defending clients in all stages of criminal tax proceedings.
"He is a fabulous lawyer; he is extremely knowledgeable on criminal tax issues, smart and easy to work with." "He is an excellent trial lawyer with good judgment."

Megan Brackney is well regarded for her handling of both civil and criminal tax controversy issues. She acts for clients in federal district courts as well as the US Tax Court.
"She is a superstar; she has established a reputation for herself through sheer force of hard work and intellect."

Robert Fink is highly respected for his extensive expertise defending individuals facing major allegations of tax fraud.

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Tax: Controversy

Kostelanetz & Fink LLP

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Location

7 World Trade Center

250 Greenwich Street

34th Floor

New York

New York

USA

NY 10007

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

USA - Nationwide

Tax: Controversy


Megan L Brackney
Band 4

Tax: Fraud


Bryan C. Skarlatos
Band 1
Caroline D. Ciraolo
Band 1
Jay R Nanavati
Band 2
Robert S Fink
Senior Statespeople