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Best Lawyers Recognizes 13 Kostelanetz Attorneys, Including All 10 Partners, For 2024 List

Caroline Ciraolo Also Selected ‘Lawyer of the Year’

NEW YORK (August 17, 2023) — Thirteen Kostelanetz attorneys, including all ten partners, have been recognized by “Best Lawyers in America®” in the 2024 edition, and Caroline D. Ciraolo has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation and Controversy – Tax in Washington, D.C.

The recognitions for individual lawyers at Kostelanetz LLP include practice areas such as Tax Law; Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Commercial Litigation, and Trusts and Estates.

The Kostelanetz lawyers that have been selected by their peers for inclusion on the Best Lawyers in America list for 2024 are:

Two attorneys were also selected for the Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch” list:

Ms. Ciraolo’s selection as “Lawyer of the Year” is an honor bestowed annually “to individual lawyers who received the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for a specialty and metropolitan location per edition,” according to Best Lawyers. Ms. Ciraolo was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation and Controversy – Tax in Washington, D.C. in 2022, and in Baltimore in 2012. Additionally, Mr. 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.

Kostelanetz has been recognized by Best Lawyers for more than a decade. The firm was selected “Law Firm of the Year” for Litigation and Controversy – Tax by Best Lawyers for the 2021 and 2022 editions of “Best Law Firms.” The firm has also been ranked nationally as a “Best Law Firm” in four categories: Tax Law; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation and Controversy – Tax; and Commercial Litigation.

“Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review,” Best Lawyers notes. “Our process is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.”

About Kostelanetz LLP

Over the past 75 years, Kostelanetz LLP has built a global reputation as a law firm of choice for clients facing high-stakes controversies and negotiations with government agencies. Our attorneys have extensive experience in tax controversies and white-collar criminal defense and are regularly called upon to handle the most challenging and sensitive cases and internal investigations. Important parts of the firm’s practice include tax and estate planning, commercial litigation, government procurement, and government contracting.