Stephen Josey has been appointed co-chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Personal Income Tax Committee, effective Sept. 1, 2021.
According to the NYCBA, the Personal Income Taxation Committee “focuses on many different areas of federal and state taxation involving individuals and addresses a wide range of topics involving income tax, estate and gift tax, tax procedure, tax penalties and criminal tax and other issues involving non-corporate taxation. The Committee often works closely with other City Bar committees. Its membership is diverse ranging from transactional tax practitioners, tax controversy specialists, tax professors and those who prosecute and defend those charged with civil and criminal activities.”
The committee sponsors CLE programs, drafts reports to Congress and Treasury, produces programs that benefit the community, such as its free Town Hall meetings and the City Bar’s Monday Night Law program (which has been temporarily suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic), and participates in pro bono Taxpayer Clinics. It also has hosted dinner meetings with invited speakers and often invites guest lecturers to its monthly meetings, according to NYCBA.
Josey is an experienced litigator whose practice at Kostelanetz and Fink focuses on tax controversies, white-collar criminal defense, and commercial disputes.