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Legal 500 Recognizes Kostelanetz LLP as ‘Leading’ Tax Firm and Caroline Ciraolo as ‘Leading Partner’ for 2024

“Superstar lawyers”

“The best tax firm I know”

NEW YORK (June 24, 2024) — Kostelanetz LLP has been recognized by The Legal 500 as a leading firm for tax controversy in the United States, and Caroline Ciraolo has been named a leading partner by the independent rankings agency for 2024.

The Legal 500 notes in its review of Kostelanetz for “US taxes: contentious” that it is a “[h]ighly regarded tax boutique” that “fields a team of ‘superstar lawyers’ with coverage of both civil and criminal tax matters.” It goes on to say, “The firm acts on behalf of a diverse client base of prominent businesses and individuals facing high-profile administrative and judicial proceedings both domestically and abroad.”

Legal industry peers told The Legal 500 of Kostelanetz:

“Kostelanetz has multiple superstar lawyers, both in New York and DC. When I am looking for counsel to represent a related party in a matter, Kostelanetz … is often my first choice.”

“Kostelanetz is the best tax firm I know. Their depth and range are just hard to match anywhere in DC (or on the East Coast).”

In choosing “Leading Partners” such as Caroline, The Legal 500 noted they are chosen because they are deemed “[t]he strongest partners in their field, leading on market-leading deals and endorsed by peers and clients alike.”

Of Caroline, one industry peer said:

“Caroline Ciraolo is the gold standard. She has built the DC office of the firm from scratch, hiring extraordinary junior lawyers both from the public and private sector. She is one of the most thoughtful, insightful, dedicated, and compassionate counselors I know.”

The Legal 500 also identified several other attorneys at Kostelanetz as notable, including partner Bryan Skarlatos. The rankings agency noted that Bryan “has more than 35 years experience in the practice area, covers all aspects of audits, appeals, and litigation, and is also noted for his expertise in criminal matters.”

The ranking agency also remarked that “Megan Brackney and Sharon McCarthy, both based in New York, are key names in the practice, with Brackney chiefly handling audits, while McCarthy is noted for her work in relation to tax investigations. Other names to note in New York include litigator Christopher Ferguson and Michael Sardar, who primarily counsels high net worth individuals on various tax issues. DC lawyer Abigail Burke is a key name.”

About Kostelanetz

For more than 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 controversytax fraudgovernment investigations, 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 planningcommercial litigation, and government procurement and contracting.