Sharon McCarthy Also Named to Top 100 Lawyers in New York and Top 50 Women Lawyers in New York
NEW YORK (September 25, 2023) — New York Metro Super Lawyers has selected 11 Kostelanetz attorneys for inclusion on its 2023 list, recognizing the firm’s experience and skill in the areas of Tax, Criminal Defense: White Collar, and Business Litigation.
In addition, partner Sharon L. McCarthy has again been named by Super Lawyers as one of the “Top 100” attorneys and one of the “Top 50 Women” lawyers in the New York Metro Area for 2023.
The Kostelanetz attorneys who received recognition from New York Metro Super Lawyers include:
- Megan L. Brackney for Tax
- Christopher M. Ferguson for Criminal Defense: White Collar
- Sharon L. McCarthy for Criminal Defense: White Collar
- Claude M. Millman for Business Litigation
- Caroline Rule for Criminal Defense: White-Collar
- Michael Sardar for Tax
- Bryan C. Skarlatos for Tax
- Kevin M. Flynn for Tax
- Juliet L. Fink for Tax
Super Lawyers also recognized two Kostelanetz attorneys as New York Metro Rising Stars:
Super Lawyers describes itself as a “rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” Inclusion on the annual list is an honorary distinction, as no more than 5 percent of applicant attorneys in each state are chosen based on “12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement,” according to Super Lawyers. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers.
Super Lawyers notes that the selection process for its Rising Stars list is the same as the traditional Super Lawyers process, but those eligible for the Rising Stars list must be 1) 40 or younger or 2) have practiced law for no more than ten years. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state may be selected for the overall Super Lawyers list, no more than 2.5 percent may be recognized as a Rising Star.
For its “Top” list, Super Lawyers notes that “Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in New York Metro via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research, and peer evaluation. The New York Metro lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in New York Metro Super Lawyers Top Lists.”
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.