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.
Drawing on their deep experience representing clients facing some of the most challenging and complex tax controversy matters, Kostelanetz & Fink partners Bryan Skarlatos and Megan Brackney have for years been bringing their expertise into the classroom as adjunct professors at New York University School of Law.
Bryan C. Skarlatos was awarded the 2019 Bruce Hochman Award at the 35th UCLA Extension Annual Tax Controversy Institute on October 22, 2019
The Bruce Hochman Award is presented each year to an individual who demonstrates outstanding proficiency in the field of tax law and best exemplifies the principals that personalized Bruce Hochman, renowned tax litigator and founder of the firm Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez P.C. Bryan C. Skarlatos is honored to have been selected to receive the 2019 Bruce Hochman Award at this year’s UCLA Extension Annual Tax Controversy Institute on October 22, 2019.
Bryan C. Skarlatos participated in the panel entitled "IRS Criminal Investigations - The Use of Big Data and Deterrence to Achieve Voluntary Compliance," at the 35th Annual UCLA Extension Tax Controversy Institute on October 22, 2019
The Annual Tax Controversy Institute provided an open forum for distinguished presenters and panelists to discuss, and debate, sometimes sensitive tax practice issues with an engaged audience. Highly regarded as a premiere annual industry event, the conference included among its attendees leading tax attorneys, CPAs, financial professionals, and representatives from the IRS.
Bryan C. Skarlatos participated on the panel entitled "Balancing Tax Planning, Advocacy, and Professional Ethics: The Rules that Every Tax Advisor Should Know," at PLI's Tax Strategies Conference 2019 on October 18, 2019
PLI Conference on Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2019
Bryan C. Skarlatos and Kathleen M. Pakenham discussed ethics rules related to advising clients on corporate transactions, including tax motivated transactions, and the pitfalls encountered by the advisor at every stage – from the planning of the transaction, to providing tax opinions and recommending return positions, to dealing with the IRS in audit; the ethical rules and standards derived from the Internal Revenue Code, Circular 230, the AICPA Statements on Standards for Tax Services, and the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.