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Bryan C. Skarlatos presented "A Practical Approach to Tax Issues in Matrimonial Cases" at the Nassau County Bar Association

Mr. Skarlatos shared his extensive knowledge on matrimonial law with those in attendance.

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Bryan C. Skarlatos spoke on the panel "Life of a Criminal Tax Case: Litigation Stage" at the 2017 Federal Bar Association Tax Law Conference

This panel was moderated by Richard T. Lunger, Deputy Division Counsel/ Deputy Associate Chief Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel (Criminal Tax), I.R.S.
Mr. Skarlatos was accompanied by distinguished panel members Tino M. Lisella, Assistant Chief, Criminal Enforcement Section, Western Region, U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division and Jay R. Nanavati, Counsel, Baker & Hostetler LLP.

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Bryan C. Skarlatos participated on the panel "Crossing the Line: The Difference Between Good Advice and Criminal Conspiracy" at the 2017 Federal Bar Association Tax Law Conference

Mr. Skarlatos was accompanied by distinguished panelists Martin E. Needle, Senior Level Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel (Criminal Tax), I.R.S. and Joseph A. Rillotta, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. 

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Sharon L. McCarthy Presented "Explaining the Wells Fargo Scandal" at the Financial Managers Society Meeting

Sharon L. McCarthy spoke before the Financial Managers Society in Hackensack, New Jersey on the topic of the recent Wells Fargo scandal.

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Bryan C. Skarlatos and Juliet L. Fink Obtain Sentence Of Nine-Months Home Confinement For Defendant Facing 15 Years’ Imprisonment In Connection With $80 Million Art Fraud Scheme

The Long Island woman who fooled the art world by pawning off paintings by an unknown artist from Queens as the work of Modernist masters was sentenced to time served on Tuesday, more than five years after her actions helped lead to $80 million in fraudulent sales and the demise of New York’s oldest gallery.

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Michael Sardar spoke on the panel "The Tax Collection Process At The IRS, NYS, NYC, and NJ: Hear From The Experts About Your Rights And Obligations" at the New York City Bar Association

This event was an opportunity for attorneys from all fields, accountants, other professionals, and the general public to hear and ask questions about the tax collection process with the IRS, New York State, New York City, and New Jersey. 

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Megan L. Brackney and Bryan C. Skarlatos presented "Effectively Representing Taxpayers Before the IRS" at the Sid Kess All-Star Series

On December 28th at the New York State Society of CPAs, we followed the journey of Joe & Mary through the IRS process. This full-day program used a particular client’s fact pattern to highlight the various areas of the IRS representation process and the opportunities and pitfalls for practitioners and their clients.

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Sharon L. McCarthy spoke on the panel "The World Keeps Turning: Where We Are Now With Offshore Investigations", at the ABA 33rd Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and 6th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy

This popular workshop taught strategies and techniques for handling sensitive civil examinations, criminal investigations, and defending a criminal prosecution. The workshop addressed when to anticipate a criminal referral, IRS Special Agent interviews of the taxpayer or preparer, representation of a target, subject or witness in a criminal investigation, how to approach a Department of Justice conference, procedural and trial issues that every criminal tax defense attorney should know, when and how to argue tax loss issues, effective plea negotiations, and sentencing strategies. The workshop included a “criminal tax toolkit” of practice tips prepared by experienced practitioners. 

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Bryan C. Skarlatos presented "The Next Wave: The Government’s Focus on U.S. Investments to Evade Foreign Taxes" at the ABA 33rd Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and 6th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy

There is increasing attention to the use of U.S. investments, structures, and bank accounts to facilitate tax evasion in other countries. The last year has seen a number of initiatives to increase information reporting concerning these activities, as well as increased investigations in this area. This panel discussed these initiatives, the tools available to the government, and ways to be prepared for the next wave of enforcement.

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Sharon L. McCarthy spoke on the "Criminal Tax Workshop" at the ABA 33rd Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and 6th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy

This popular workshop taught strategies and techniques for handling sensitive civil examinations, criminal investigations, and defending a criminal prosecution. The workshop addressed when to anticipate a criminal referral, IRS Special Agent interviews of the taxpayer or preparer, representation of a target, subject or witness in a criminal investigation, how to approach a Department of Justice conference, procedural and trial issues that every criminal tax defense attorney should know, when and how to argue tax loss issues, effective plea negotiations, and sentencing strategies. The workshop included a “criminal tax toolkit” of practice tips prepared by experienced practitioners.

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