NEW YORK (Sept. 14, 2021) — Nine attorneys at Kostelanetz & Fink were recognized this year by U.S. News’ “Best Lawyers in America®” for their 2022 edition, and partner Caroline D. Ciraolo was selected as “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation and Controversy – Tax in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Ciraolo’s selection as “Lawyer of the Year” is an honor bestowed annually on “a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area,” according to Best Lawyers. Last year, Best Lawyers also recognized K&F as “Law Firm of the Year” in Litigation – Tax for 2021, a designation given annually to a single firm in each practice area. Additionally, Bryan C. Skarlatos has been recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Litigation and Controversy – Tax in New York City in 2014 and 2017, and Robert S. Fink was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation and Controversy – Tax in New York City in 2016. Ms. Ciraolo was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation and Controversy – Tax in Baltimore in 2012 as well.
In addition, the nine K&F lawyers that have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for 2022 are:
- Megan Brackney for Tax Law in New York;
- Caroline D. Ciraolo for Litigation and Controversy – Tax and Tax Law in Washington, D.C.;
- Robert S. Fink for Litigation and Controversy – Tax and Tax Law in New York;
- Yoram Keinan for Tax Law in New York;
- Sharon L. McCarthy for Criminal Defense: White Collar in New York;
- Claude M. Millman for Commercial Litigation in New York;
- Jay R. Nanavati for Criminal Defense: White Collar in Washington, D.C.;
- Bryan C. Skarlatos for Litigation and Controversy – Tax and Tax Law in New York;
- Stephen A. Josey as “One to Watch” for Commercial Litigation and Litigation and Controversy – Tax in New York.
K&F has been recognized by Best Lawyers for more than a decade. The firm has been ranked nationally a “Best Law Firm” in three categories: Tax Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, and Litigation – Tax, and Commercial Litigation. The firm’s New York office has been recognized by Best Lawyers in four categories: Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Tax Law, Litigation – Tax, and Commercial Litigation; the D.C. office has been recognized in Tax Law and Litigation – Tax.
According to Best Lawyers, its lists are “compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation.” Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP has built a national reputation as the law firm of choice for clients facing sensitive and high-stakes controversies and negotiations with government agencies, including tax audits and trials, regulatory investigations, white collar criminal matters, and complex litigation. The firm has successfully defended some of the largest federal tax shelter matters in history and has represented thousands of clients in cases involving allegations of failure to file tax returns, fraudulent tax reporting, failure to report foreign bank accounts, and preparation of false tax returns. Because of our experience handling the most challenging, complex and sensitive cases, our attorneys are considered to be some of the country’s foremost experts on tax controversies, white collar defense and regulatory matters. An important part of the firm’s practice includes tax and estate planning and representation in government procurement and government contracting.