NEW YORK (August 15, 2018) — Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, partners Robert S. Fink, Bryan C. Skarlatos, Sharon L. McCarthy and Claude M. Millman were selected by their peers for the The Best Lawyers in America 2019.
Mr. Fink and Mr. Skarlatos were each recognized for their work in both Litigation and Controversy – Tax and Tax Law. Mr. Fink is one of the country’s foremost authorities in the areas of criminal tax and white-collar controversies and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America since 1995 and was named Tax Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in New York” for 2016.
Mr. Skarlatos is an internationally recognized expert on reporting foreign assets to the Internal Revenue Service and has handled hundreds of voluntary disclosures, civil audits and criminal investigations involving alleged failure to report foreign assets and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in American since 2005 and was named Tax Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in New York” for 2014 and 2017.
Ms. McCarthy has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for her work in Criminal Defense: White-Collar since 2012. She is fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers with extensive experience representing individuals and corporations in white-collar criminal matters as well as civil and criminal tax controversies.
Mr. Millman, who leads the firm’s commercial civil litigation efforts, has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Commercial Litigation since 2013. He is a former Assistant United States Attorney (S.D.N.Y.) and New York City government contracting chief.
According to Best Lawyers, its lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."
Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP has built a national reputation as the law firm of choice for clients facing high-stakes negotiations and controversies with government agencies. Because of our experience handling the most challenging, complex and sensitive cases, our attorneys are considered to be some of the country’s foremost experts on tax controversies, white collar defense and regulatory matters. An important part of the firm’s practice includes tax and estate planning and representation in government procurement and government contracting.
Bryan C. Skarlatos participated in the panel titled "Life Cycle And Tax Implications Of A Cryptocurrency" at the ABA Section of Taxation 2018 May Meeting
This panel followed the life cycle of a cryptocurrency and the tax issues that arise at each stage including the formation of the entity issuing the token, solicitation of investors via a SAFT, token launch and acceptance on an exchange, and tokens held for investment purposes and used similar to fiat currency.