Skip links

Legal 500 Recognizes Kostelanetz As A Leading Tax Controversy And Litigation Firm

Caroline Ciraolo Selected As “Leading Lawyer”

Kostelanetz LLP has been recognized for 2023 as a leading tax controversy firm by The Legal 500, and Caroline Ciraolo has been recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” by the independent legal rankings agency.

In selecting Kostelanetz for recognition in its “US Taxes: Contentious” category, The Legal 500 states that the firm “fields a ‘deep bench of highly regarded and talented attorneys’ who represent prominent clients in a broad range of disputes. The group covers audits, administrative appeals, and litigation, and has notable expertise in estate and gift tax controversies.”

Interviewees for The Legal 500’s research told the agency, “Kostelanetz LLP is a leader in tax controversy and tax litigation,” and “In our view, a most recommendable boutique firm. Fully satisfied!” Others noted that partner “Megan Brackney is an incredibly effective advocate” and that partner “Caroline Ciraolo is a wealth of knowledge and power who fiercely advocates for her clients.” Of partner Bryan Skarlatos, one interviewee said that he “is a calming presence for clients who are faced with criminal tax charges.” The Legal 500 also listed partners Christopher Ferguson, Sharon McCarthy, and Jay Nanavati as “key lawyers” at the firm.

The Legal 500 states that its rankings are based “on a series of criteria, but simply put, we highlight the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. Our research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivaled experience in the legal market.”

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.