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.
Sharon L. McCarthy quoted in Global Investigations Review article entitled "Lacklustre Early Cooperation Fuelled US Tax Evasion Penalty to Israeli Bank"
In a recent Global Investigations Review article by James Thomas entitled “Lacklustre Early Cooperation Fuelled US Tax Evasion Penalty to Israeli Bank," Sharon L. McCarthy reacted to the announcement by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on April 30, 2020 that Bank Hapoalim’s Swiss subsidiary had pleaded guilty to conspiring with US taxpayers to hide over $7.6 billion in more than 5,500 secret Swiss and Israeli
bank accounts between 2002 and 2014. As Sharon noted, "the settlement sends a loud message to financial institutions that are under investigation for helping US taxpayers hide money in offshore accounts."
Sharon L. McCarthy presented a webinar entitled "Ethical Considerations for Tax Pros: Recognizing Conflicts and Asking for Advice" through CPAAcademy.org on January 30, 2020
In this webinar, attendees reviewed the duties of a tax professional in advising clients on tax return preparation and audits. Using real-life examples, we identified potential conflicts and other problems that may arise in the course of a tax professional's representation, as well as discussed recommended methods for addressing them. Among the topics covered were a tax professional's duty of candor to the IRS and the potential for discipline and, in extreme circumstances, criminal prosecution for failure to comply with one's duties.
NEW YORK CITY, NY (September 12, 2019) – Kostelanetz & Fink is pleased to announce that nine attorneys at the firm, including seven partners, have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 New York Metro “Super Lawyers” list, recognizing the firm’s experience and skill in the areas of Tax, Criminal Defense: White Collar, and Business Litigation.
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.