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Recognized by Independent Legal Rankings Agencies

Kostelanetz LLP and its attorneys have been honored and recognized by major, independent national and international legal rankings agencies, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers. Our lawyers are members of some of the most prestigious legal associations in the country, including the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American College of Tax Counsel, and the Litigation Counsel of America. Our attorneys have also been included on lists of the most influential lawyers in New York, including City & State NY’s “Law Power 100” list.

Chambers USA has noted that Kostelanetz is “an expert tax boutique,” and the Legal 500 has said it is a “firm of extraordinary quality that can ably handle civil and criminal tax matters at the federal and state level.”

Chambers also has said that our firm “supports a variety of clients, including high net worth individuals and major corporates” and that it “routinely handles complex government investigations and offers extensive experience navigating criminal trials and appeals.” 

Kostelanetz and its lawyers have been recognized by Best Lawyers™ in the categories of Tax Law, Litigation & Controversy – Tax, Criminal Defense – White-Collar, and Commercial Litigation. Overall, our firm has been recognized by Best Lawyers as a Tier 1 National “Best Law Firm” in three categories: Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Tax Law, and Litigation – Tax. Super Lawyers has recognized Kostelanetz attorneys in the areas of Tax, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, and Business Litigation.

Chambers & Partners

Chambers & Partners: 2022 Best Firm Award

(USA Guide)

Tax Controversy - Nationwide

Tax Fraud - Nationwide

Litigation: Specialist Firm in White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations - New York

Tax - New York

Tax - D.C.

2018 Tax Team of the Year - Nationwide

(High Net Worth Guide)

Tax: Private Client - Nationwide

Individual

Megan L. Brackney

  • Tax Controversy Nationwide and Tax Fraud Nationwide (USA Guide)

Caroline D. Ciraolo

  • Tax Fraud Nationwide and Tax in D.C. (USA Guide)
  • Tax: Private Client Nationwide (High Net Worth Guide)

Sharon L. McCarthy

  • Litigation: White Collar Criminal Defense and Government Investigations in New York (USA Guide)

Jay R. Nanavati

  • Tax Fraud Nationwide and Tax in D.C. (USA Guide)

Bryan C. Skarlatos

  • Tax Fraud Nationwide and Tax in New York (USA Guide)
  • Tax: Private Client Nationwide (High Net Worth Guide)

Best Lawyers

2013 Kostelanetz Law: Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers: KF Law Firm 2022

Firm

“Law Firm of the Year” in 2022 and 2021 for Litigation - Tax

Commercial Litigation - Nationwide

Litigation - Tax - Nationwide

Tax Law - Nationwide

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Nationwide

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - New York

Tax Law - New York

Commercial Litigation - New York

Litigation - Tax - D.C.

Litigation - Tax - New York

Tax Law - D.C.

Individual

Megan L. Brackney

  • Tax Law in New York

Caroline D. Ciraolo

  • “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation and Controversy – Tax (2022 and 2012)
  • Litigation and Controversy – Tax and Tax Law in D.C

Sharon L. McCarthy

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar in New York

Claude Millman

  • Commercial Litigation in New York

Jay Nanavati

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar in New York

Bryan Skarlatos

  • “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation and Controversy – Tax (2017 and 2014)
  • Litigation and Controversy – Tax and Tax Law in New York

Stephen Josey

  • “One to Watch” for Commercial Litigation and Litigation and Controversy – Tax in New York

Kevin Flynn

  • “Litigation and Controversy – Tax in New York

Michael Sardar

  • Litigation and Controversy – Tax in New York

Ian Weinstock

  • Trusts & Estates in New York

Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers 2022

Individual

Megan L. Brackney

  • Tax in New York

Christopher M. Ferguson

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar in New York

Claude M. Millman

  • Business Litigation in New York

Michael Sardar

  • Tax in New York

Sharon L. McCarthy

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar in New York

Caroline Ciraolo

  • Tax in D.C. and Tax in Baltimore, MD

Jay Nanavati

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar in D.C.

Caroline Rule

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar in New York

Bryan C. Skarlatos

  • Tax in New York

Kevin M. Flynn

  • Tax in New York

Stephen Josey

  • Tax “Rising Star” in New York

Luke Ryan

  • Tax “Rising Star” in New York

International Tax Review / World Tax

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Firm

Tax Controversy

Individual

Caroline Ciraolo

  • Women in Tax: Highly Regarded

Bryan C. Skarlatos

  • Tax Controversy: Highly Regarded and Tax Leading Advisor

Megan L. Brackney

  • Tax Controversy: Highly Regarded

Christopher M. Ferguson

  • Tax Controversy: Highly Regarded

American College of Trial Lawyers

Individual

Sharon L. McCarthy

  • Fellow

Jay R. Nanavati

  • Fellow

American College of Tax Counsel

Individual

Megan L. Brackney

  • Fellow

Caroline D. Ciraolo

  • Fellow and Past President

Bryan C. Skarlatos

  • Fellow

Jay Nanvati

  • Fellow

Litigation Counsel of America

Individual

Claude M. Millman

  • Fellow

Sharon L. McCarthy

  • Fellow

Caroline Rule

  • Fellow

City & State NY “Law Power 100”

Individual

Claude M. Millman