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Sharon L. McCarthy participated on the panel "Mental Defense to Tax Crimes – Declination or Mitigation” at the 36th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud/The 9th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy in Las Vegas, NV

Sharon L. McCarthy participated on the panel "Mental Defense to Tax Crimes – Declination or Mitigation” at the 36th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud/The 9th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy in Las Vegas, NV.

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Bryan C. Skarlatos participated on the panel "The Continuing Role of the Fifth Amendment Protections in Tax Enforcement" at the 36th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud/9th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversies in Las Vegas, NV

Bryan C. Skarlatos participated on the panel "The Continuing Role of the Fifth Amendment Protections in Tax Enforcement" at the 36th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud/9th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy in Las Vegas, NV.

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Caroline D. Ciraolo Participated on the Panel "The Consequences of Conviction" at the 36th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud / the 9th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy in Las Vegas, NV

Caroline D. Ciraolo participated on the panel "The Consequences of Conviction: The Sentencing Guidelines, Restitution, Forfeiture, and Other Bad Things That Happen," at the 36th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud / the 9th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy in Las Vegas, NV, on December 12, 2019. 

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Michael Sardar participated on the panel "Criminal Tax Workshop" at the 36th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud/The 9th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy in Las Vegas, NV

Michael Sardar participated on the panel "Criminal Tax Workshop" at the 36th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud/The 9th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy in Las Vegas, NV. 

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Caroline D. Ciraolo Participated in the Criminal Tax Workshop at the 36th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud / the 9th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy in Las Vegas, NV

Caroline D. Ciraolo participated in the Criminal Tax Workshop at the 36th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud / the 9th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy in Las Vegas, NV, on December 11, 2019. 

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Usman Mohammad presented the CPE/CLE Course: The Pitfalls of Foreign Asset Reporting on December 10, 2019

Course Description

This course explored foreign asset reporting on Form 8938, with a focus on issues that can be traps for the unwary.  This includes differences between foreign account reporting on Form 8938 versus the FBAR, asset valuation issues that impact certain classes of taxpayers filing Form 8938, and the statute of limitations and civil penalties associated with Form 8938.  Usman also discussed suggested best practices in light of these issues.

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Caroline D. Ciraolo Participated in the Panel Entitled "Tax Fraud Red Flags" at the ABA/ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference on December 9-10, 2019

Caroline D. Ciraolo participated in the panel entitled "Tax Fraud Red Flags" at the ABA/ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference on December 9 and 10, 2019, in Washington, D.C. 

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Sidney Kess ‘The dean of tax education’ Listed in Accounting Today: Top 100 Most Influential People

The Top 100 Most Influential People - The thought leaders and change-makers who are shaping accounting

One million tax practitioners: That’s how many Sid Kess has taught, and it would be enough to justify his influence — but beyond being the pre-eminent educator in the field and the force behind many of the teaching methods currently in use, he’s a mentor to many and an inspiration to many more.

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Caroline D. Ciraolo Participated in the Panel "Balancing Tax Planning, Advocacy, and Professional Ethics" at Practicing Law Institute's 2019 Tax Strategies Program in Los Angeles, CA

Caroline D. Ciraolo participated in the panel "Balancing Tax Planning, Advocacy, and Professional Ethics: The Rules that Every Tax Advisor Should Know," at Practicing Law Institute's 2019 Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings program in Los Angeles, CA on December 6, 2019. 

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K&F Partner Caroline Ciraolo Recognized as Top Rated Tax Attorney in Maryland and D.C.

Baltimore (December 6, 2019) – Kostelanetz & Fink LLP is pleased to announce that partner Caroline D. Ciraolo has been selected for inclusion on the 2020 Maryland Super Lawyers list as a “Top Rated Tax Attorney in Baltimore, MD.” Ciraolo was previously included on the Maryland Super Lawyers list from 2009 to 2015 (Top Ten 2013-2015; Top 25 Women since 2009) prior to serving as the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Tax Division from 2015 to 2017.

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