Megan L. Brackney

Megan L. Brackney joined Kostelanetz & Fink in 2004, and concentrates her practice in the areas of tax controversies, and civil and white collar criminal litigation. 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 taught legal research and writing as an Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn Law School, and taught a seminar in Civil Tax Litigation at New York Law School. Ms. Brackney is a Council Director for the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, and the former Chair of the Taxation Committee of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, former Chair of the Individual and Family Taxation Committee of the American Bar Association, Tax Section, and annually contributes to the two-volume ABA publication, “Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS.” Ms. Brackney also 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 and is currently a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel


  • "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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Tel: 212.808.8100


June 30, 2017

Megan L. Brackney quoted in Law360 Article "IRS Prepayment Demands Hurt Poor, Harvard Tells 2nd Circ."

May 04, 2017

Meet John Doe Summonses

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May 04, 2017

Meet John Doe Summonses

January 25, 2017

The New “Partnership Representative”

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University of Kansas, B.A. Philosophy (1995), with honors

University of Kansas, J.D. (1998)

New York University School of Law, LL.M. (2009)