NEW YORK (August 15, 2019) — Kostelanetz & Fink is pleased to announce that The Best Lawyers in America has recognized six of its attorneys in its 2020 edition. The Best Lawyers in America (2020 edition), released August 15, 2019, recognizes the firm’s attorneys in the areas of Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law, Commercial Litigation, and Criminal Defense: White Collar. The annual list is based on a peer review process and reflects the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their peers within the same geographical regions and practice areas, according to the Best Lawyers website.
Six Kostelanetz & Fink attorneys have been recognized in the Best Lawyers 2020 edition including
- Caroline D. Ciraolo for Litigation and Controversy – Tax and Tax Law in Washington, DC;
- 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;
- Bryan C. Skarlatos for Litigation and Controversy – Tax and Tax Law in New York;
- Robert S. Fink for Litigation and Controversy – Tax and Tax Law in New York.
Ms. Ciraolo is recognized for her work in litigation and tax controversy and tax law. Ms. Ciraolo is one of the nation’s chief experts in complex and sophisticated civil tax controversies, including representation in sensitive audits, administrative appeals, and litigation in federal and state courts and tax tribunals, and criminal tax investigations and prosecutions. She has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America since 2011 and was named Best Lawyers Tax Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in Baltimore for 2012.
Mr. Keinan is internationally recognized for his extensive expertise with respect to the domestic and international taxation of financial products and institutions. He is also member of the New York Tax Club and the current chair of the American Bar Association Tax Section’s Banking Committee. Mr. Keinan is recognized by Best Lawyers for his work in tax law.
Ms. McCarthy has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for her work in white collar criminal defense since 2012. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers with extensive experience representing individuals and corporations in white-collar criminal matters as well as civil and criminal tax controversies.
Mr. Millman, who leads the firm’s commercial civil litigation efforts, has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for his work in commercial litigation since 2013. He is a former Assistant United States Attorney (S.D.N.Y.) and former New York City government contracting chief.
For more than thirty years, Mr. Skarlatos has represented individuals and corporations in sensitive matters, many of which involve negotiation or litigation with government agencies. Mr. Skarlatos is recognized for his work in litigation and tax controversy and tax law. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in American since 2005 and was named Best Lawyers Tax Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in New York for 2014 and 2017.
Mr. Fink is recognized for his work in litigation and tax controversy and tax law and is one of the country’s foremost authorities in the areas of criminal tax and white-collar controversies. Mr. Fink has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America since 1995 and was named Tax Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in New York” for 2016.
About Kostelanetz & Fink LLP
Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP has built a national reputation as the law firm of choice for clients facing high-stakes negotiations and controversies with government agencies. Because of our experience handling the most challenging, complex and sensitive cases, our attorneys are considered as 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.