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Bryan C. Skarlatos

Bryan C. Skarlatos

Kostelanetz & Fink LLP

New York, NY, USA


For more than thirty years, Bryan C. Skarlatos has represented individuals and corporations in civil and criminal tax controversies, white collar criminal matters, regulatory investigations, tax whistleblower cases and voluntary disclosures. He is often hired as an expert on tax standards, penalties and procedures. 

Mr. Skarlatos is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law, where he teaches a course on Tax Penalties and Prosecutions.  He created and chairs the annual New York University Tax Controversy Forum and the Practicing Law Institute program on Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties.  Mr. Skarlatos is a fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel and he also has served as the chair of tax committees for many bar associations including the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and New York City Bar Association.

Mr. Skarlatos has been recognized by New York Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 lawyers in New York and he is listed in Best Lawyers in America where he was named Tax Litigator of the Year in New York for 2014 and 2017.  He also is ranked in Band One of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, which describes him as having a, “smart reassuring presence with insight into the government…extremely knowledgeable and very well connected to the various taxing authorities…Clients applaud him as being exceptionally brilliant at coming up with great outcomes.”

Mr. Skarlatos speaks throughout the country on tax-related topics and he frequently is quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters, Financial Times, Tax Analysts-Tax Notes, and Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report.

Bryan C. Skarlatos is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Delinquency & Accuracy-Related Penalties - Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2017: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties, Monday, May 01, 2017
Exploring the Limits of the Evolving Economic Substance and Business Purpose Doctrines and Related Ethics Issues - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017
Delinquency & Accuracy-Related Penalties - Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2018: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties, Monday, March 26, 2018
Reportable Transaction & Foreign Asset Reporting Penalties - Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2018: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties, Monday, March 26, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Delinquency & Accuracy-Related Penalties - Delinquency & Accuracy-Related Penalties, Monday, May 01, 2017
Exploring the Limits of the Evolving Economic Substance and Business Purpose Doctrines and Related Ethics Issues - Exploring the Limits of the Evolving Economic Substance and Business Purpose Doctrines and Related Ethics Issues, Friday, October 27, 2017
Reportable Transaction & Foreign Asset Reporting Penalties - Reportable Transaction & Foreign Asset Reporting Penalties, Monday, March 26, 2018
Delinquency & Accuracy-Related Penalties - Delinquency & Accuracy-Related Penalties, Monday, March 26, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Delinquency & Accuracy-Related Penalties - Delinquency & Accuracy-Related Penalties, Monday, May 01, 2017
Exploring the Limits of the Evolving Economic Substance and Business Purpose Doctrines and Related Ethics Issues - Exploring the Limits of the Evolving Economic Substance and Business Purpose Doctrines and Related Ethics Issues, Friday, October 27, 2017
Reportable Transaction & Foreign Asset Reporting Penalties - Reportable Transaction & Foreign Asset Reporting Penalties, Monday, March 26, 2018
Delinquency & Accuracy-Related Penalties - Delinquency & Accuracy-Related Penalties, Monday, March 26, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2017: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties, Wednesday, May 03, 2017, New York, NY
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, New York, NY
Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2018: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Exploring the Limits of the Evolving Economic Substance and Business Purpose Doctrines and Related Ethics Issues - Exploring the Limits of the Evolving Economic Substance and Business Purpose Doctrines and Related Ethics Issues, Friday, October 27, 2017
Delinquency & Accuracy-Related Penalties - Delinquency & Accuracy-Related Penalties, Monday, March 26, 2018
Reportable Transaction & Foreign Asset Reporting Penalties - Reportable Transaction & Foreign Asset Reporting Penalties, Monday, March 26, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2018: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Reasonable Cause - Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2018: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties , Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Accuracy Related Penalties - Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2018: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties , Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Crossing the Line: Civil and Criminal Tax Fraud (January 3, 2018) - Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2018: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties , Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Economic Substance, Judicial Doctrines and Ethics (PowerPoint slides) - Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2018, Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitons, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
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