On November 20, 2020, Sharon L. McCarthy will participate in a panel entitled “Defenses to Tax Crimes: Attacking Willfulness” as part of the IRS Representation Conference. Panel information: tax crimes are specific intent crimes—requiring the violation of a known legal duty. The panel will explore when a potential mental impairment
Sharon McCarthy was selected by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in the New York metro area. Super Lawyers notes that, “Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in New York Metro via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. The
NEW YORK CITY, NY (September 29, 2020) – Kostelanetz & Fink is pleased to announce that 10 attorneys at the firm have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers list, recognizing the firm’s experience and skill in the areas of Tax, Criminal Defense: White Collar,
Sharon L. McCarthy, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), completed her term as Vice Chair of the Federal Criminal Procedure Committee and was appointed as Chair of the Committee for the 2020-2021 committee year. The ACTL recently published a white paper drafted by members of the
NEW YORK (Aug. 27, 2020) — Eight Kostelanetz & Fink attorneys have been recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America The K&F lawyers who have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America by their peers are: Megan Brackney for Tax Law in New York;
“One of the Top Tax Boutiques in the Country,” “A Deep Bench and a Stellar Reputation” NEW YORK, NY (May 5, 2020) – Kostelanetz & Fink LLP is pleased to share that Chambers and Partners has recognized the firm and five attorneys in its 2020 USA Guide in the areas of tax controversy, tax fraud, tax law, and
In a recent Global Investigations Review article by James Thomas entitled “Lacklustre Early Cooperation Fuelled US Tax Evasion Penalty to Israeli Bank,” Sharon L. McCarthy reacted to the announcement by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on April 30, 2020 that Bank Hapoalim’s Swiss subsidiary had pleaded guilty to conspiring with US
By Sharon L. McCarthy The CPA Journal March 2020 Edition Brian Nelson Booker has the dubious distinction of being the first person criminally charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) with allegedly making false statements in connection with the IRS’s Streamlined Domestic Offshore Program (SDOP). The former CPA is now a
In this webinar, attendees reviewed the duties of a tax professional in advising clients on tax return preparation and audits. Using real-life examples, we identified potential conflicts and other problems that may arise in the course of a tax professional’s representation, as well as discussed recommended methods for addressing them.
Sharon L. McCarthy participated on the panel “Mental Defense to Tax Crimes – Declination or Mitigation” at the 36th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud/The 9th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy in Las Vegas, NV. Tax crimes are specific intent crimes—requiring the violation of a known legal duty.