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Chambers USA Recognizes Kostelanetz LLP And Five Partners For Tax Controversy, Tax Fraud, And White-Collar Defense

NEW YORK (June 2, 2023) —Chambers and Partners has once again recognized Kostelanetz LLP and five partners in its 2023 USA Guide in the areas of tax controversy, tax fraud, tax law, and white-collar defense and government investigations. Chambers USA ranks the top lawyers and law firms across the United States of America through an assessment of a law firm’s case matters as well as evaluations from peers and clients.

Chambers this year has recognized Kostelanetz as a leader in Tax: Controversy (Nationwide), Tax: Fraud (Nationwide), Specialist Firm in White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations (New York), Tax (New York), and Tax (District of Columbia).

Regarding the firm’s tax-related work, Kostelanetz clients told Chambers that “The firm has a deep bench of highly trained and sophisticated attorneys,” “the team is stellar, knowledgeable, and experienced,” and “Kostelanetz attorneys are conscientious, intelligent and responsive.”

Of Kostelanetz’s white-collar defense work, our clients told Chambers that the firm “is responsive and client-oriented” and that “they developed strategies to be excellent advocates.”

The five partners recognized in the Chambers USA 2023 Guide include Megan L. BrackneyCaroline D. CiraoloSharon L. McCarthyJay R. Nanavati, and Bryan C. Skarlatos.

Ms. Brackney is ranked as a leader in Tax: Controversy (Nationwide) and Tax: Fraud (Nationwide). Chambers notes that Ms. Brackney is “well-regarded for her handling of both civil and criminal tax controversy issues.” Clients told Chambers she “has a deep knowledge of tax laws” and is “a very capable attorney.”

Ms. Ciraolo is ranked for both Tax: Fraud (Nationwide) and Tax (District of Columbia). Clients said that Ms. Ciraolo is “a superstar who can handle any type of case,” “a brilliant legal mind,” and “among the best in the business.”

Ms. McCarthy is ranked for White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations (New York). Chambers notes that clients said Ms. McCarthy is “an excellent trial lawyer,” “is highly skilled, very detail-oriented, and has great judgment,” and that her “keen intellect and calm demeanor are impressive, to say the least.”

Chambers ranks Mr. Nanavati Tax: Fraud (Nationwide) and Tax (District of Columbia), and clients said he has “a tremendous depth of knowledge and real empathy for his clients” and “working with him involves an unusually high level of vision with awareness of institutional processes.”

Mr. Skarlatos has been recognized for Tax: Fraud (Nationwide) and Tax (New York). Chambers observed that Mr. Skarlatos “draws widespread acclaim for his work defending both companies and individuals facing a wide variety of complex criminal tax allegations.” In addition, clients noted that Mr. Skarlatos “is very good with clients and a trailblazer in the industry” and that “he has deep knowledge of tax laws and how the IRS operates.”

Kostelanetz 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.