For more than 30 years, Bryan C. Skarlatos has represented corporations and individuals in civil and criminal tax controversies, white collar criminal matters, regulatory investigations, tax whistleblower cases and voluntary disclosures. He has developed an expertise in handling high stakes tax cases that could involve penalties or other sensitive issues. Mr. Skarlatos is an internationally recognized expert on federal tax procedure, tax penalties and reporting foreign assets to the IRS and has handled thousands of voluntary disclosures, civil audits and criminal investigations involving alleged failure to report income or assets. He is often retained by corporations to evaluate the strength of tax positions for tax and financial reporting purpose and to advise on potential remedial actions, including corporate voluntary disclosures and qualified amended returns.
He is an adjunct tax professor at NYU School of Law, is the founder of and chairs the annual NYU Tax Controversy Forum, and chairs the Practicing Law Institute program on Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties. He was named by Best Lawyers as Tax Litigator of the Year (NY) for 2014 and 2017, and he was part of the Kostelanetz & Fink team named Tax Team of the Year by Chambers USA in 2018.