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Chambers Recognizes K&F As A Top-Tier Firm For High Net Worth Clients

Bryan Skarlatos And Caroline Ciraolo Also Named Top Lawyers

NEW YORK (July 20, 2022) — Chambers and Partners has recognized Kostelanetz & Fink as a leading U.S. law firm in its 2022 High Net Worth (HNW) Guide under the category of Tax: Private Client. K&F is one of only three firms that Chambers selected for the top tier in that category.

In addition to the firm’s recognition, Bryan C. Skarlatos and Caroline D. Ciraolo were named in Chambers’  top tier of lawyers for High Net Worth clients in the category of Tax: Private Client.

In choosing the firm for this distinction, Chambers notes that, “Kostelanetz & Fink is widely admired as a leading firm for contentious tax matters. Several sources note that ‘they are a fantastic group for controversy matters.’” One interviewee said of the firm, “They are a terrific group of lawyers. I really respect their knowledge and expertise. They have a very robust practice.” Another commented, “They are a go-to boutique for tax controversy. They have some of the best resources in this industry.”

Chambers states that its High Net Worth Guide “ranks the leading lawyers and law firms for international private wealth.” The independent legal rankings agency notes that, “Those ranked in the guide understand the complex needs of HNW individuals and provide specialist advice and legal services. … These extensive and market-leading recommendations, rankings and insights are based on the in-depth analysis carried out by our dedicated team of experienced researchers.”

In its review of Mr. Skarlatos, Chambers explains, “Bryan Skarlatos frequently represents high net worth individuals in complex tax investigations. A source reports: ‘He is someone I would happily refer a client to if needed. He is very knowledgeable, very calm under pressure and very easy to deal with.’ An interviewee says: ‘He is a brilliant lawyer. He has a ton of experience, he has excellent judgement and he’s a very intelligent lawyer.’ Another adds: ‘I think he’s great. He is very pragmatic and very dedicated to his clients.’”

Of Ms. Ciraolo, Chambers details: “‘Caroline Ciraolo is a fabulous lawyer for high net worth tax controversy matters,’ states a source, adding: ‘She is very knowledgeable, very experienced and has huge expertise.’ She is highly regarded for representing high net worth individuals in federal tax matters. An interviewee enthuses: ‘Caroline is a first-rate lawyer for HNW clients. She is always on top of the detail, she is very practical in her approach and she has fantastic judgement.’ Another comments: ‘She is a brilliant attorney. She is very thoughtful, practical and bright. I could recommend her to clients without hesitation.’”

 Earlier this year, Chambers again recognized K&F and six attorneys in its 2022 USA Guide in the areas of tax controversy, tax fraud, tax law, and white-collar defense and government investigations. Chambers ranks the top lawyers and law firms across the United States through an assessment of a firm’s work as well as opinions from external market sources, with an emphasis on client feedback.

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 to be some of the country’s foremost authorities 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.