NEW YORK (August 15, 2019) — Kostelanetz & Fink is pleased to announce that The Best Lawyers in America has recognized six of its attorneys in its 2020 edition. The Best Lawyers in America (2020 edition), released August 15, 2019, recognizes the firm’s attorneys in the areas of Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law, Commercial Litigation, and Criminal Defense: White Collar. The annual list is based on a peer review process and reflects the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their peers within the same geographical regions and practice areas, according to the Best Lawyers website.
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.
Robert S. Fink and Caroline Rule presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who
On August 3, 2018, Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, presented Robert S. Fink with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Individuals profiled by Marquis Who's Who are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
By Jerald David August
November - December 2015 Edition
Q: Let’s start off Bob with your background information, such as why were you interested in becoming a lawyer?
A: My father, Samuel Miles Fink, was a well-known lawyer specializing in international law. He was the senior partner at Fink & Pavia, now known as Pavia & Harcourt. He died when I was 15 years old. All my life, I wished to emulate my father, and so after college, I went to New York University Law School. After years of watching Perry Mason, I thought the only lawyer to be was a litigator. I wanted to join a small law firm and in the pre-computer age, the first place someone looked was Martindale-Hubbell, a book where all fine law firms were listed. I narrowed my search to five or six firms, one of which was Kostelanetz & Ritholz, which had described its practice as “trials and appeals.” In the spring of 1968, I was interviewed by Boris Kostelanetz and Jules Ritholz. I found them both charming and, unbeknownst to me, they had a particular interest in me.In the summer of 1967 I had worked at the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York with an Assistant U.S. Attorney who had another case opposing Kostelanetz & Ritholz. I didn’t know it at the time but evidently they were discussing my possible future employment.
"OVDP Disqualifying Previously Cleared Offshore Account Holders" (Tax Analysts)
Robert S. Fink interviewed by Swiss News Agency, SDA, Swiss TV, February 1, 2012
Robert S. Fink quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek, June 2, 2011, "The IRS Grills Taxpayers on Offshore Accounts"
Robert S. Fink quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek, June 2, 2011, "The IRS Grills Taxpayers on Offshore Accounts," by David Voreacos