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Nicholas S. Bahnsen

Nick Bahnsen

Nicholas S. Bahnsen



Washington, D.C.
T: 202.875.8000
F: 202.844.3500

Nicholas S. Bahnsen joined Kostelanetz & Fink in 2019 after nearly four years as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division. His practice focuses on federal tax controversies, civil litigation, and white-collar criminal defense.

While at the Department of Justice, Mr. Bahnsen successfully tried jury and non-jury cases while managing a full docket of civil matters. He appeared regularly in U.S. District Court and Bankruptcy Court, coordinated all phases of civil discovery, and took numerous depositions. Mr. Bahnsen obtained civil injunctions against tax preparers and businesses with serial employment tax deficiencies, collected millions in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest, and defended the government in tax-related civil suits. He received the DOJ Tax Division Outstanding Attorney Award in 2017.

Mr. Bahnsen received his B.A. in public policy with a minor in accounting from the College of William and Mary in 2008 and his J.D. from the Vanderbilt Law School in 2012. Mr. Bahnsen served as the Executive Authorities Editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.

Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D. (2012)

College of William and Mary, B.A. (2008)

New York

New Jersey

District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York