K&F Partners Selected as 2019 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers in Areas of Tax and White-Collar Criminal Defense
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 19, 2018) – Kostelanetz & Fink is pleased to announce that partners Caroline D. Ciraolo and Jay R. Nanavati have been selected for inclusion on the 2019 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list. Ciraolo, who was previously included on this list in 2018, was recognized for her excellence in tax law and Nanavati makes his first appearance on the list as a top-rated white-collar criminal defense attorney. Super Lawyers describes itself as a “rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.”
Caroline D. Ciraolo participated in the panel titled "What Every Estate Planner Needs To Know About International Tax And Reporting, And The Government’s Enforcement And Initiatives?" at the CLA Tax Section Annual Estate and Gift Tax Conference
CLA Tax Section Annual Estate and Gift Tax Conference
Caroline D. Ciraolo participated in the panel titled "Tax Advice In The Age Of The 24-Hour News Cycle" at the 2019 ABA Taxation Section Midyear Meeting
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.
Caroline D. Ciraolo participated in the panel titled "The Current Filing Season: An Update On Some Issues Facing Practitioners And Taxpayers" at the 2019 ABA Taxation Section Midyear Meeting
Reducing burdens in the tax filing process is a key goal for policymakers. As the filing season is upon us, this panel explored key ways that the IRS and Congress have attempted to make the process simpler for taxpayers, including the introduction of a postcard Form 1040, an increase in the standard deduction and the creation of an Annual Filing Season Program designed to give taxpayers greater information about the qualifications of unlicensed tax return preparers.