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.
Sharon L. McCarthy participated in a panel presentation titled "The Life-Cycle Of A Criminal Tax Case" at the 3rd Annual Criminal Tax Day
This panel walked attendees through the entire life cycle of a criminal tax case: from referral to CI through investigation, Department of Justice Referral, Indictment, Plea and Sentencing. Whether you have worked 10 criminal tax cases before or never been involved in any, our panel brought attendees up to speed with an explanation and exhibits.
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.
Sharon L. McCarthy participated in the panel titled "Crypto Currency: What Every Practitioner Needs To Know" at the 2018 New England IRS Representation Conference
The presentation provided tax professionals with a critical first look at new IRS initiatives on taxpayer compliance and reporting obligations for cryptocurrency transactions.
The panelists discussed the IRS position on cryptocurrency as property rather than cash, analyzed IRS monitoring to increase compliance, considered criminal investigations and prosecutions for failing to properly report cryptocurrency transactions and defined proper reporting and tax treatment for “mining” and exchanging crypto currency.
Sharon L. McCarthy participated in the panel titled "Jury Selection And Trial In The Social Media Era" at the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2018 White Collar Practice Seminar
Jurors, lawyers and clients possess an Internet presence to varying degrees. This panel explored emerging case law, existing ethics opinions and the practical realities of lawyers researching Internet and social media postings of potential and actual jurors during jury selection and trial.