Megan L. Brackney

Megan L. Brackney joined Kostelanetz & Fink in 2004, and concentrates her practice in the areas of civil and criminal tax controversies. Ms. Brackney received her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law and her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University. Ms. Brackney was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Prior thereto, Ms. Brackney was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri. Ms Brackney is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Section of Taxation and a member of the American College of Tax Counsel. Formerly, Ms. Brackney served as a Council Director for the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, the Chair of the Taxation Committee of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, and the Chair of the Individual and Family Taxation Committee of the American Bar Association, Tax Section. Ms. Brackney contributes to the two-volume ABA publication, “Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS,” and is a regular contributor to the “Tax Controversy Corner of Journal of Pass-through Entities” and other tax journals. She is the recipient of the American Bar Association Tax Section’s John S. Nolan Fellowship for 2008-2009. Ms. Brackney has been recognized by the “New York Super Lawyers” since 2012.


  • "Now That's Aggressive: Reportable Transaction Penalties", Practising Law Institute, PLI New York Center, New York, NY, April 27, 2017.

  • "FBARS & FATCA", "IRS Tax Controversies", "Taking It Home: Best Tax Tips Panel", AICPA Tax Strategy Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 14-15, 2017.

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