Jay R. Nanavati participated in a panel presentation titled "A World of Lies: The Truth Behind the Tax Protestor Arguments" at the 3rd Annual Criminal Tax Day
For decades lies and mistruths have been advanced by individuals and groups unhappy with the United States Income Tax. These individuals and groups often twist facts into more suitable positions to advance their agenda. Many of these fabrications were reviewed and dissected in the recent United States Tax Court Decision in Waltner vs. Commissioner. Our esteemed panel reviewed the case and enlightened the attendees to the truth and fiction of the arguments put forth by “tax protestors.”
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.
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.”
Jay Nanavati participated in the panel titled "Technology in Tax Enforcement" at the 43rd Annual Tax Law Conference
Attendees learned about the role of “big data” in the IRS’s and DOJ’s efforts to efficiently analyze the vast amounts of data that it receives from FATCA, the former Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, the current Voluntary Disclosure Practice, the Swiss Bank Program, and Suspicious Activity Reports.
Jay R. Nanavati participated in the panel titled "Global Tax Enforcement: Compliance And Risk Mitigation (Part II)" at the Bahamas Financial Services Board
Governments across the world are conducting cross-border investigations and cooperating with each other to identify and prosecute tax evasion and other economic crimes that drain government coffers. The targets of these cross-border investigations include not only the taxpayers themselves, but also the domestic and foreign financial institutions and other entities and individuals who are believed to have facilitated the taxpayers’ conduct.
Jay R. Nanavati participated in a panel titled "The Role Of Legal Privileges In Sensitive IRS Examinations" at the Virginia Society of CPAs
Mr. Nanavati shared his extensive knowledge with those in attendance.
By Nathan J. Richman
The government’s brief in a Supreme Court case concerning the elements of tax obstruction charges under the omnibus clause of section 7212(a) does not defend the broad interpretation of the charge attacked by the petitioner and the amici, instead applying a different specific intent requirement than they advocate.