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CAROLINE D. CIRAOLO PARTICIPATED IN THE PANEL “PARALLEL PROCEEDINGS,” AT THE 3RD ANNUAL LIGHTFOOT WHITE COLLAR INSTITUTE

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Yoram Keinan moderated the panel "The New Hedging Standard and its Business Drivers" at the Financial Instruments: The Way Forward conference

Business leaders helped the FASB shape the new hedge accounting standard to better align rules with corporate risk management, reflect the economic results of hedging in financial statements, and simplify hedge accounting treatment. This panel highlighted examples of business drivers behind the changes and how companies are faring post-adoption.

Speakers:

  • Jon Howard, Audit & Assurance Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Animesh Jaiswal, Hedge Accounting Derivatives Specialist, Bloomberg LP
  • Larry Lu, Director Global Technical Accounting, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Moderator: Yoram Keinan, Partner, Kostelanetz & Fink

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Claude M. Millman gave the Keynote Speech "Attorney Misconduct and Rule 8.4(c): Varsity Blues and Other Examples" at the New York Law School 16th Annual Tax Lawyering Workshop

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Bryan C. Skarlatos participated in a panel presentation titled “Economic Substance, Judicial Doctrines And Legal Ethics” at PLI's Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2019

Impact on partnerships of recent judicial decisions, legislation, and administrative developments relating to economic substance, tax shelters and the codification of the economic substance doctrine, including LB&I Directives; penalty defenses, rules of professional responsibility and conduct, including Circular 230 and related ethical considerations that come into play in evaluating the difference between good tax planning and overly aggressive or even criminal tax advice.

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CAROLINE D. CIRAOLO PRESENTED “BUSINESS OR PLEASURE? NAVIGATING THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE WHEN YOUR BOAT IS A BUSINESS,” AT THE RECREATIONAL BOATING COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE MARITIME LAW ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES

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Chambers USA Recognizes K&F and its Attorneys as Leaders in Tax Controversy and White-Collar Defense

“An Extraordinary Group of Lawyers Who Are Outstanding Individually and Outstanding as a Team”

NEW YORK, NY (April 30, 2019) – Kostelanetz & Fink is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has recognized the firm in its 2019 USA Guide. The guide, released April 25, 2019, recognizes K&F and its attorneys in the areas of tax controversy, tax fraud, tax law, and white-collar defense and government investigations. Chambers USA ranks the top lawyers and law firms across all the United States of America through assessment of a firm’s work and opinions from external market sources, with an emphasis on client feedback.

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Caroline D. Ciraolo participated in the webinar titled "Tax Advice In The Age Of The 24-Hour News Cycle" at the ABA Taxation Section

Recent instances of exposure by the press of aggressive tax planning and tax avoidance by prominent businesses, individuals or families raise unique substantive, ethical, and other legal issues for the tax community. Practitioners advising famous clients may need to assess not only the likelihood of future examinations, but also public disclosure due to whistleblowers, cooperators, and data leaks.

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Bryan C. Skarlatos participated in a webinar titled “Ethical and Penalty Standards for Tax Practitioners” at the Practising Law Institute ("PLI")

Webinar at the Practising Law Institute

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Claude M. Millman quoted in "Standing up for excellence and opportunity at NYC’s top high schools", New York Post

Students, families and alumni of the city’s specialized high schools just got new allies in their fight to stop Mayor Bill de Blasio from destroying those elite schools.

On Monday, the Education Equity Campaign launched with a simple mission: Keep the race-blind entrance exam, address root causes of the admission gap and open more top schools to meet demand.

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Caroline D. Ciraolo presented "What’s New In Tax Enforcement – Current Priorities Of The IRS And DOJ Tax Division" at The Wranglers Law Club

Caroline D. Ciraolo presented "What’s New In Tax Enforcement – Current Priorities Of The IRS And DOJ Tax Division" at The Wranglers Law Club

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