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Megan Brackney Presents "Defending Clients from the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty" at American Bar Association of Taxation, Washington D.C.

Megan Brackney Presents "Defending Clients from the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty" at American Bar Association of Taxation, Washington D.C.

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Bryan C. Skarlatos presents at Inside Bitcoins, May 13, 2015, "Taxation of Bitcoin”

Bryan C. Skarlatos presents at Inside Bitcoins, May 13, 2015, "Taxation of Bitcoin”

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Bryan C. Skarlatos presents at WeiserMazers Breakfast Seminar on "The Impact of FATCA"

Bryan C. Skarlatos presents at WeiserMazers Breakfast Seminar on "The Impact of FATCA" on April 2, 2015 in New York, NY.

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Megan L. Brackney presents "Professional Athletes' Tax Returns: Analyzing the 'Jock Tax'" for Fordham Law School's 19th Annual Sports Law Symposium

On April 1, 2015 Megan L. Brackeney spoke at Fordham Law School's 19th Annual Sports Law Symposium.  Ms. Brackney, partner at Kostelanetz & Fink LLP, presented "Professional Athletes' Tax Return: Analyzing the 'Jock Tax'".

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Jerald David August Presented at the American Law Institute CLE Webcast Event, "To Renounce or Not? Tax Risks & Rewards of Expatriation"

Each year, an increasing number of U.S. taxpayers, both U.S. Citizens and long-term residents, decide to renounce their citizenship. Expatriation is generally treated as a taxable event for federal (and sometimes state) income tax purposes so it can have dramatic income and transfer tax consequences as well as added compliance burdens. The tax impact can be particularly significant for high net-worth clients. For instance, those who hold interests in closely-held companies or real estate may face post-expatriation liquidity problems. Likewise, post-expatriation transfers, often from a U.S.-expatriate to a U.S. individual, can result in substantial inheritance-like taxes. To avoid potential pitfalls, individuals who pursue expatriation must carefully navigate Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Sections 877 and 877A and other relevant federal regulations.

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Megan L. Brackney and Bryan C. Skarlatos present at PLI Partnership Program in New York City.

Megan L. Brackney (Speaker) and Bryan C. Skarlatos (Chair) present "Nuts and Bolts Tax Penalties 2015: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties at PLI Partnership Program in New York City.

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Boris Kostelanetz and other recipients of the Tax Section Distinguished Service Award are remembered in the ABA Tax Sections’ 75th Anniversary Edition of the Tax Lawyer

In 2014, Boris Kostelanetz and other recipients of the Tax Section Distinguished Service Award are remembered in the ABA Tax Sections’ 75th Anniversary Edition of the Tax Lawyer.

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Michael Sardar presented "How Does FATCA Affect Your Clients?" at the FAE International Taxation Conference

During this presentation, Mr. Sardar gave participants an understanding of the impact FATCA rules and regulations would have on individuals—including trusts—clients.

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Michael Sardar presented "Death and Taxes: What Every Executor Needs to Know About Undeclared Foreign Assets" at the FAE International Taxation Conference

In December 2014, Michael Sardar spoke on the distinguished panel regarding "Death and Taxes: What Every Executor Needs To Know About Undeclared Foreign Assets" at the FAE International Taxation Conference.

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Jerald David August Presented at the American Law Institute CLE Webcast Event, "Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Tax Controversies"

Communications between a client and attorney may be protected by attorney-client privilege. Communications between a tax practitioner and client are no exception. Attend this webcast to learn how attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine apply in federal tax matters so you know which communications, documents, and/or oral testimony must be produced when a subpoena is issued.

Government officials involved in a federal tax controversy often seek to obtain attorney-client communications such as letters, e-mails, and statements. To protect potentially prejudicial, confidential information, you must be extremely knowledgeable on the application of attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine to federal tax investigations.

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