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Kostelanetz & Fink announces that Christopher C. Ferguson, Usman Mohammad, and Joseph Septimus have been elevated to the position of Of Counsel with the firm.

It is with pleasure and pride that Kostelanetz & Fink announces that Christopher C. Ferguson, Usman Mohammad, and Joseph Septimus have been elevated to the position of Of Counsel with the firm.  We all congratulate you.

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Caroline Rule quoted in Reuters "Ex-Mobil Executive Loses Offshore Tax Fight with IRS"

Caroline Rule quoted in Reuters "Ex-Mobil Executive Loses Offshore Tax Fight with IRS"

Caroline Rule quoted in Reuters "Ex-Mobil Executive Loses Offshore Tax Fight with IRS"

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Bryan C. Skarlatos quoted in WSJ, July 10, 2012, "Why Denise Rich Gave Up U.S. Citizenship"

Bryan C. Skarlatos quoted in WSJ, July 10, 2012, "Why Denise Rich Gave Up U.S. Citizenship"

Bryan C. Skarlatos quoted in WSJ, July 10, 2012, "Why Denise Rich Gave Up U.S. Citizenship"

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Bryan C. Skarlatos quoted in Bloomberg News, June 19, 2012, "IRS Resists Whistle-Blowers Despite Wide U.S. Tax Gap"

Bryan C. Skarlatos quoted in Bloomberg News, June 19, 2012, "IRS Resists Whistle-Blowers Despite Wide U.S. Tax Gap"

Bryan C. Skarlatos quoted in Bloomberg News, June 19, 2012, "IRS Resists Whistle-Blowers Despite Wide U.S. Tax Gap"

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Bryan C. Skarlatos quoted in CNBC News, June 19, 2012, "Tax Shelters: Why Israel Could Be the Next Switzerland"

Bryan C. Skarlatos quoted in CNBC News, June 19, 2012, "Tax Shelters: Why Israel Could Be the Next Switzerland"

Bryan C. Skarlatos quoted in CNBC News, June 19, 2012, "Tax Shelters: Why Israel Could Be the Next Switzerland"

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Bryan C. Skarlatos quoted in the Wall Street Journal, June 17, 2012, "Israeli Tax Preparers Snared "

Bryan C. Skarlatos quoted in the Wall Street Journal, June 17, 2012, "Israeli Tax Preparers Snared "

Bryan C. Skarlatos quoted in the Wall Street Journal, June 17, 2012, "Israeli Tax Preparers Snared "

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Jerald David August Presented at the American Law Institute CLE Video Webcast Event, “Federal Tax Planning Opportunities and Pitfalls in Using Disregarded Entities"

On Monday, June 11, 2012, Jerald David August presented at the American Law Institute CLE Webcast Event, "Federal Tax Planning Opportunities and Pitfalls in Using Disregarded Entities"

Single member, disregarded entities are widely used for business, tax, and estate planning purposes because they permit flow-through treatment of income for tax purposes and because they limit the personal liability of its single owner or member under state law. However, the treatment of single member entities in a particular context may vary. This program addresses the advantages, disadvantages, and unfortunate surprises that legal counsel should be aware of when advising their clients with respect to disregarded entities.

 

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Claude M. Millman quoted in WSJ, May 2012 "Comptroller Dealt Setback In Wage Ruling"

Claude M. Millman quoted in WSJ, May 2012 "Comptroller Dealt Setback In Wage Ruling"

Claude M. Millman quoted in WSJ, May 2012 "Comptroller Dealt Setback In Wage Ruling"

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Bryan C. Skarlatos quoted in Tax Analysts, Tax Notes Today, March 26, 2012, "Self-Serving Concessions and Penalty Avoidance"

Bryan C. Skarlatos quoted in Tax Analysts, Tax Notes Today, March 26, 2012, "Self-Serving Concessions and Penalty Avoidance," by Jeremiah Coder

Bryan C. Skarlatos quoted in Tax Analysts, Tax Notes Today, March 26, 2012, "Self-Serving Concessions and Penalty Avoidance"

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Jerald David August Presented at the American Law Institute CLE Video Webcast Event, “Cost-Sharing Agreements: New Treasury Regulations"

On Monday, March 12, 2012, Jerald David August presented at the American Law Institute CLE Webcast Event, "Cost-Sharing Agreements: New Treasury Regulations"

In December, 2011, the Treasury issued final, temporary and proposed regulations on the transfer pricing implications and guidelines involving cost-sharing agreements (CSAs). The new regulations carry over a substantial portion of the 2009 temporary and proposed regulations (TD 9441) and adopt guidance included in the temporary regulation on the comparable uncontrolled transaction method. A CSA is an arrangement by which the participants agree to share the cost of developing one or more intangibles ("cost-sharing intangibles"). The regulations follow on the heels of several significant court cases such as Veritas Software Corp. v. Comm'r, 133 T.C. 297 (2009) and Xilinx Inc. v. Comm'r, 125 T.C. 37 (2005). The new CSA regulations play a key and critical role in the tax accounting process involving multi-national business operations in the development of intangibles and similar assets.

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