WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 28, 2022) – Super Lawyers has selected Caroline D. Ciraolo and Jay R. Nanavati for inclusion on the 2022 Washington DC Super Lawyers list. Ciraolo was recognized for her excellence in tax law. Nanavati is ranked as a top white-collar criminal defense attorney. Super Lawyers describes itself as “a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.”
In 2021, 12 Kostelanetz & Fink attorneys, including 9 partners, were included on either the New York Metro, Washington DC, and/or Maryland annual Super Lawyers list.
Ciraolo and Nanavati co-founded Kostelanetz & Fink’s Washington, D.C. office in 2017 and have built a national tax controversy and white collar defense practice representing clients in complex and sophisticated civil federal and state tax controversies, including representation in sensitive audits, administrative appeals, and litigation in federal and state courts and administrative tax tribunals, providing related tax advice, conducting internal investigations, navigating domestic and foreign compliance options including voluntary disclosures, and representing individuals and entities in criminal tax and white collar investigations and prosecutions.
In addition to their Super Lawyers recognition, Ciraolo and Nanavati have been recognized by Chambers — Ciraolo for Tax Fraud – Nationwide and Tax – D.C., and Nanavati for Tax Fraud – Nationwide. Both also have been repeatedly named to Best Lawyers and in 2021, Best Lawyers named Ciraolo 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation and Controversy – Tax in Washington, D.C.
Nanavati is a veteran federal prosecutor, having served with the Justice Department’s Tax Division. Ciraolo is also an alum of the Justice Department, having served from 2015 to 2017 as head of the Tax Division. Both are Fellows of the American College of Tax Counsel and active members of the ABA’s Section on Taxation.
Super Lawyers’ annual lists comprise a limited number of attorneys in each state who are chosen based off of an evaluation of 12 indicators including peer recognition and professional achievement in legal practice. Only 5 percent of applicant attorneys are chosen, according to Super Lawyers.