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Megan L. Brackney Quoted in TaxNotes Article Entitled, “Practitioners Fault Accelerated Assessable Penalty Collection”

In a TaxNotes article entitled, “Practitioners Fault Accelerated Assessable Penalty Collection,” Megan Brackney is quoted on how “the IRS’s collections practice for assessable penalties related to foreign information returns is increasingly placing taxpayers in a bind, and practitioners are eager to provide suggestions on how the process can be improved.”

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Claude M. Millman has been recognized by City & State NY at the Law Power 100 Reception for his election to the 2020 Law Power 100 list

City and State notes the list represents “New York’s 100 most influential lawyers . . . based on their achievements, track record and sway in political and policy matters.” The list describes Mr. Millman as a “seasoned attorney who appears regularly on lists of top lawyers” who “focuses on commercial civil litigation” and “has also represented contractors, including nonprofits, doing business with New York City and state.”

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Robert Russell participated in the panel entitled "Outbound Tax Developments," at the Federal Bar Association's 2020 Tax Law Conference

The TCJA made significant changes to how income of controlled foreign corporations is taxed. The operation of the new Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (GILTI) continues to be molded as guidance is released related to foreign tax credits, previously taxed earnings and profits and foreign-derived intangible income.

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Michael Sardar participated in the panel entitled "When A Civil Audit Turns: Navigating An Audit When The Mistakes Are Not So Unintentional," at the Federal Bar Association's 2020 Tax Law Conference

Tax practitioners, even those who operate primarily in the civil space, should understand the procedures of criminal investigations and the warning signs (both from the client and the government) that a criminal referral is looming. This panel discussed issues that have the potential to influence an I.R.S. examiner’s decision to refer an audit for criminal investigation and offered practitioners tips to navigate those issues, either to avoid referral or to manage the process after a case turns criminal. This panel offered useful insights from both the civil and the criminal tax practitioner perspective.

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Caroline D. Ciraolo participated in the panel entitled "Ethics, Data Breaches, and More," at the Federal Bar Association's 2020 Tax Law Conference

This panel touched on a variety of ethics issues including those arising from limited representation of a client, from service as a personal representative under unified partnership audit procedures, and from a data breach.

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Megan Brackney Named One of Lawline’s “Top Women Faculty of 2019”

Megan Brackney was named by Lawline as one of the “Top Women Faculty of 2019” for a CLE program she taught entitled “Tax Procedure: IRS Methods of Obtaining Information From and About Taxpayers.” Lawline noted that the program “has received 500 views and counting since the December 2019 live broadcast.”

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Caroline D. Ciraolo moderated and Brian P. Ketcham participated in the panel entitled "Criminal Tax Sentencing - Best Practices," at the Federal Bar Association's 2020 Tax Law Conference

The panel reviewed the latest sentencing statistics in criminal tax prosecutions and discussed best practices in connection with negotiating the plea agreement, calculation of tax loss, impact of forfeiture, dealing with Office of Probation and Pretrial Services, character letters, payment of restitution, sentencing memoranda, allocutions, witnesses, conditions of probation or supervised release, and designations.

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Caroline D. Ciraolo co-chaired the Enforcement & Criminal Tax Program at the Federal Bar Association's 2020 Tax Law Conference

Caroline D. Ciraolo co-chaired the Enforcement & Criminal Tax Program at the Federal Bar Association's 2020 Tax Law Conference, on March 5 and March 6, 2020. 

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Caroline D. Ciraolo participated in the Forum on International Tax Disputes, Surrey, United Kingdom on February 26-28, 2020

Each year the Forum's steering committee welcomes up to 44 senior tax directors and leading lawyers personally selected from renowned regional and national firms and corporations around the world. With increased transparency and information sharing amongst tax authorities, as well as use of aggressive techniques like criminal investigations and digital taxation on the rise, there is a greater need to keep up-to-date on developments in key jurisdictions around the world.

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Bryan C. Skarlatos participated in a panel entitled "Mastering Bitcoin, Blockchain, & Digital Currency Law," hosted by Rossdale CLE on February 26, 2020

The huge expansion in Bitcoin & digital currencies in states across the nation and globally has led to a significant need for attorneys proficient in the cutting-edge use of related legal and regulatory issues. The laws vary greatly and have been in flux with the proliferation of Fortune 500 companies, governments, and start-ups seeking to take advantage of this growing use of currency. The faculty for this seminar featured several leading authorities on the subject.

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