The Attorneys at Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP continuously participate in numerous events nationally and locally, as well as host educational events for professionals at the New York City office location. Feel free to check our site frequently for upcoming events that the firm will be participating in and hosting.
Caroline D. Ciraolo will participate in the webinar titled "Tax Advice In The Age Of The 24-Hour News Cycle" at the ABA Taxation Section
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.
Bryan C. Skarlatos will participate in a panel presentation titled “Economic Substance, Judicial Doctrines And Legal Ethics” at PLI's Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2019
Impact on partnerships of recent judicial decisions, legislation, and administrative developments relating to economic substance, tax shelters and the codification of the economic substance doctrine, including LB&I Directives; penalty defenses, rules of professional responsibility and conduct, including Circular 230 and related ethical considerations that come into play in evaluating the difference between good tax planning and overly aggressive or even criminal tax advice.
Co-panelist: Kelley C. Miller (Reed Smith LLP)
Yoram Keinan will moderate the panel "The New Hedging Standard and it Business Drivers" at the Financial Instruments: The Way Forward conference
Business leaders helped the FASB shape the new hedge accounting standard to better align rules with corporate risk management, reflect the economic results of hedging in financial statements, and simplify hedge accounting treatment. This panel highlights examples of business drivers behind the changes and how companies are faring post-adoption.
Michael Sardar will participate in the panel on "Asset Protection And Offshore Assets: Hide And Seek In The World Of Divorce" at the AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference
Brought to you by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and Business Valuation Resources (BVR), the National Divorce Conference brings together the leading matrimonial attorneys and financial experts for the only event of its kind. Join us in Las Vegas, May 8-10, 2019, to gain critical insights from nationally recognized presenters and increase your practice proficiency. Reserve your space and earn up to 16 CPE/CLE credits!
Paul Butler will participate in the panel titled "Statutes of Limitations in Tax Litigation: Friend or Foe?" at the ABA Section of Taxation, May Tax Meeting
Statutes of limitations are an important, but often overlooked, aspect of tax litigation that can work to the advantage or the detriment of a party. Most practitioners are familiar with the general three-year period of limitation on assessment, as well as basic exceptions, including those for a false return, no return, or a substantial omission of gross income. This panel will address more nuanced rules affecting statutes of limitations in tax, including the interplay of section 6511(a) and (b) in refund suits (and, as appropriate, Tax Court litigation), the failure to notify the IRS of certain foreign transfers, and the failure to disclose listed transactions. The panelists will also discuss strategies for navigating statute of limitation issues in litigation, as well as the effect of the government shutdown on both statute of limitations and filing deadlines with courts and the IRS.
Yoram Keinan and Stow Lovejoy will participate in the panel titled "The Current State of the Economic Substance Doctrine and its Effect on Financial Institutions" at the ABA Section of Taxation, May Tax Meeting
The economic substance doctrine was “codified” in 2010, effective for transactions after March 31, 2010, and a new strict liability penalty added for economic substance understatements. While the IRS and Treasury provided initial guidance on the application of the codified doctrine and the penalty, only a handful of cases have considered post-codification transactions. This panel will discuss how the economic substance doctrine has developed since codification and the extent to which the doctrine and the penalty should concern financial institutions in planning and examinations.
Michael Sardar will participate in the panel titled "Reports Of Subcommittees On Important Developments" at the ABA Section of Taxation, May Tax Meeting
Important developments is Offshore Compliance and Enforcement.
Caroline D. Ciraolo and Megan L. Brackney will participate in the panel titled "Are Your Secrets Safe? A Discussion Of The Scope, Application And Protection Of Legal Privileges In The US And Abroad" at the ABA Section of Taxation, May Tax Meeting
Information is power and, in civil audits and criminal investigations, the government seeks to identify and obtain as much information as possible. To the extent such information falls within a recognized legal privilege, it is up to counsel for the taxpayer or target to timely and properly assert the applicable privilege and defend that privilege if the government seeks to compel production. This panel of experienced tax litigation and controversy attorneys will address the common privileges that arise in tax matters, the holder and scope of those privileges, the extent to which such privileges can be waived or set aside, and how to navigate these waters in foreign jurisdictions and cross-border investigations.
Sharon L. McCarthy will participate in a panel presentation titled "The Life-Cycle of a Criminal Tax Case" at the 3rd Annual Criminal Tax Day
This panel will walk 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 will bring you up to speed with an explanation and exhibits so you will leave an expert.
Michael Sardar will participate in a panel presentation titled "What’s New in Criminal Tax" at the 3rd Annual Criminal Tax Day
Join our panel of experts as they update you on the latest priorities and trends in IRS criminal Enforcement, including cyber-crimes, crypto-currency, marijuana, payroll tax crimes, money laundering and good-old-fashioned income tax evasion.