Michael Sardar joined Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP in 2009. Mr. Sardar’s practice focuses on all stages of civil and criminal tax controversies. He represents taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, state tax authorities, the Department of Justice, and local prosecutors. Mr. Sardar has vast experience representing clients making voluntary disclosures of unreported income to the Internal Revenue Service and state tax authorities. Mr. Sardar has successfully represented scores of clients with unreported foreign assets who have repatriated over half a billion dollars of offshore assets through the IRS’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and the Streamlined Compliance Procedures. Mr. Sardar also represents taxpayers in New York State and City residency audits and investigations. Mr. Sardar is the Vice-Chair of the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) Taxation Committee and is also a member of the Committee on Personal Income Taxation, New York City Bar Association. Michael lectures frequently on tax controversy issues including foreign asset reporting and non compliance.
Prior to joining Kostelanetz & Fink, Mr. Sardar was a tax associate in the New York office of HellerEhrman, LLP, where his practice focused on federal and state transactional tax matters. While at HellerEhrman, Mr. Sardar also advised many nonprofit organizations on federal and state tax issues including general tax exemption and Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT). Mr. Sardar received his B.B.A., summa cum laude, from Baruch College in 2004, and his J.D. in 2007 from Cornell University Law School.