Robert S. Fink successfully completed nearly 40 voluntary disclosures involving previously undisclosed foreign bank accounts.
Bryan C. Skarlatos quoted in the Miami Herald, November 23, 2008, "Secret-account holders rush to confess"
Skarlatos quoted in Miami Herald, November 23, 2008, by Martha Brannigan
Skarlatos and Brackney, �Preserving Privilege and Avoiding Penalties in Transactional Tax Advice,� American Bar Association, Annual Conference, New York, New York, August 9, 2008
Skarlatos and Brackney, “Preserving Privilege and Avoiding Penalties in Transactional Tax Advice,” American Bar Association, Annual Conference, New York, New York, August 9, 2008
On March 5, 2009 Fran Obeid will moderate The Hidden Cost of a Second Home. The panel will include: Bruce Kato, New York State's Deputy Director of Special Investigation; John Coniglio, Esq., New York State Audit Division; Gilda Mariani, Chief of the Money Laundering & Tax Crimes Unit at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and Jack Trachtenberg, Esq. from Hodgson & Russ. The panel will discuss New York State and New York City residency and domicile rules. There will be an interactive discussion based upon a fact pattern that evolves from a civil tax audit inquiry to a criminal investigation and ultimately referral by a prosecutor. It will conclude with a summary of how to advise clients on how a second residence may have unintended consequences on New York State or New York City income taxes.
GETTING PERSONAL: UBS Case Shows Murky Tax Advice Realm
Jerald David August Presented at the American Law Institute CLE Video Webcast Event, “Lee Sheppard on Current Tax Topics"
On Wednesday, January 23, 2008, Jerald David August presented at the American Law Institute CLE Webcast Event, “Lee Sheppard on Current Tax Topics"
Whether tax planning, compliance, litigation, or the legislative process is your forte, Lee Sheppard's insight on a variety of tax topics will strike you as provocative and practical. She will speak lawyer-to-lawyer with host, Jerald David August, a nationally recognized tax lawyer and long-standing ALI member. Mr. August, past Vice-Chair (Publications), ABA Tax Section, recently served as Editor-in-Chief of The Tax Lawyer, Vols. 58 & 59, and is also a member of the Editorial Board of The Practical Tax Lawyer.
Fink & Rule Win Dismissal of Indictment in
"Largest Criminal Tax Fraud Case in U.S. History"
Robert S. Fink and Caroline Rule obtained the dismissal of the indictment against their client, a former member of the accounting firm KPMG, in a prosecution which has been termed the "largest criminal tax fraud case in U.S. history." The indictment was dismissed against thirteen of nineteen defendants, on the ground that the prosecution violated the Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the United States Constitution by causing KPMG to change its former practice of reimbursing all legal fees of current and former employees.