This fall, Kostelanetz & Fink partners Megan Brackney and Caroline Ciraolo will be teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses again at New York University School of Law (Brackney), Georgetown University Law Center (Ciraolo), and the University of Baltimore School of Law and Graduate Tax Program (Ciraolo).
Caroline Ciraolo Participated in the FBAR Litigation Developments Webinar Panel for STEP USA on July 16, 2020
The IRS and DOJ have been aggressive in pursuing judicial recourse to enforce and seek collection of FBAR assessments. STEP USA's webinar addressed the key issues and considerations in the litigation of an FBAR case. The format for the presentation was an interactive question and answer format among the knowledgeable panelists. There was an opportunity for attendees to pose questions to the panelists.
Caroline Ciraolo co-chaired & moderated a webinar on international criminal tax enforcement for ABA’s Virtual 20th U.S. and Europe Tax Practice Trends Conference
Caroline D. Ciraolo co-chaired and moderated a panel entitled "Following the Money (including digital currency) – The Current State of International Criminal Tax Enforcement." The panel provided updates and current statistics on international criminal tax enforcement from IRS-CI and the Justice Department and discussed recent international criminal tax investigations and prosecutions, including those involving the use of virtual currency.
Caroline Ciraolo was interviewed for the American Citizens Abroad (ACA) TaxCast podcast. Part 1 of her interview was posted May 15, 2020, and Part 2 was posted on May 31, 2020. During Part 2 of the program, Ms. Ciraolo takes a "deeper dive" into the types of tax professionals and government officials that may play a role in a client’s tax matters, the nature and risks of an “eggshell” audit, the scope of applicable privileges, best practices for vetting clients and managing an examination or investigation, and much more.
Caroline Ciraolo was interviewed for the American Citizens Abroad (ACA) TaxCast podcast. Part 1 of her interview was posted May 15, 2020, and Part 2 is due to post on May 31, 2020. During Part 1 of the program, Ms. Ciraolo discussed non-filers and the CARES Act stimulus payments, voluntary disclosure, streamlined filing compliance procedures, delinquent international information return submission procedures, and other compliance-related matters.
Chambers USA Recognizes K&F and Five Attorneys as Leaders in Tax Controversy And White-Collar Defense
“One of the Top Tax Boutiques in the Country,”
“A Deep Bench and a Stellar Reputation”
NEW YORK, NY (May 5, 2020) – Kostelanetz & Fink LLP is pleased to share that Chambers and Partners has recognized the firm and five attorneys in its 2020 USA Guide 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.