Bryan C. Skarlatos Representative Matters

  • Mr. Skarlatos represents hundreds of taxpayers who are voluntarily disclosing to the IRS over $1 billion in off-shore bank accounts and related income tax liabilities.

  • Mr. Skarlatos represented three Swiss financial institutions that obtained Deferred Prosecution Agreements from the Department of Justice as part of the Swiss Bank Voluntary Disclosure Program.

  • Mr. Skarlatos represents many taxpayers who are being investigated by the Department of Justice for tax-related issues, including alleged failure to report foreign bank accounts and income earned on those accounts.

  • Mr. Skarlatos has represented several witnesses in regulatory investigations into trading practices at large financial institutions.

  • Mr. Skarlatos represented a large partnership in a withholding tax audit involving more than $50 million paid to foreign payees.
  • Mr. Skarlatos represented a professional firm in connection with a material advisor and promoter penalty audit.
  • Mr. Skarlatos has helped clients structure their affairs to avoid violating restrictions imposed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control.

  • Mr. Skarlatos has represented many individuals accused of money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act violations.
  • Mr. Skarlatos represents several whistleblowers who have reported to the IRS Whistleblower Office many billions of dollars in of unpaid income taxes.

  • Mr. Skarlatos represented a well-known businessman in a Tax Court case in which the IRS is claiming more than $130 million in taxes and penalties relating to alleged personal benefits from related-party transactions.
  • Mr. Skarlatos represents a number of taxpayers who are being criminally investigated by the Department of Justice for failure to report foreign bank accounts and income earned on those accounts.
         
  • Mr. Skarlatos represents several whistleblowers who have reported to the IRS Whistleblower Office more than $1 billion of unpaid income taxes.
         
  • Mr. Skarlatos represents a well-known businessman in a Tax Court case in which the IRS is claiming more than $100 million in taxes and penalties relating to alleged personal benefits from related-party transactions.
         
  • Mr. Skarlatos represents a famous politician from a foreign country who is indicted in the United States for allegedly depositing stolen money in a bank account in New York.
         
  • Mr. Skarlatos represents a hedge fund manager against whom the IRS is seeking to impose a multi-million-dollar tax fraud penalty.
         
  • Mr. Skarlatos was hired by a large private equity fund to represent one of its companies in connection with a federal tax dispute arising from the company’s cross-border business activities.
         
  • Mr. Skarlatos represents the owner of a construction company who is being investigated by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York for criminal tax evasion.
         
  • Mr. Skarlatos helped a foreign investment fund avoid tens of millions of dollars of penalties relating to its failure to withhold taxes on payments to U.S. taxpayers.
         
  • Mr. Skarlatos convinced the United States Attorney’s Office to withdraw a filed indictment against a real estate developer who had not filed income tax returns for many years.
         
  • Mr. Skarlatos successfully resolved the audit of a wealthy investor who had donated a conservation easement on undeveloped land in upstate New York.
         
  • Mr. Skarlatos’ client, the owner of a large construction company, was cleared of all criminal and civil fraud charges relating to personal expenses charged to his business.
         
  • Mr. Skarlatos negotiated a favorable resolution of civil forfeiture charges arising from a client’s alleged money laundering activity.