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 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.
Caroline D. Ciraolo 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.
Jay R. Nanavati will participate in a panel presentation titled "The Interplay Between IRS and State Criminal Tax Investigations" at the 3rd Annual Criminal Tax Day
More frequently than ever, when targets of a criminal tax investigation open their door they will be confronted by three government agents: two from the IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division and one special-agent from the State Department of Revenue Services. Our panel will discuss the interplay between state and federal tax crimes, and what role the state tax crimes will play in the upcoming investigation and prosecution.
Caroline D. Ciraolo will moderate the panel titled "Whistleblowers: Protections And Privacy" at the 4th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights
This panel will explore the role of whistleblowers in tax administration, including the whistleblower’s access to information about the taxpayer and progress on the investigation, and the taxpayer’s access to information about the whistleblower’s proffer. The panel will provide a comparative analysis of the law, including the proposed European Union directive, as well as issues raised by whistleblowers in non-tax areas of the law.