St. John’s University School of Law (1987); St. John’s University,  B.A. Government (1984) Minors: German and Business  Magna Cum Laude

Academic Experience

  • Adjunct Professor (May 2012—present]
    • College of Management, Long Island University - Post, Brookville, New York
  • Adjunct Professor (January 2017 to present)
    • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York

Professional Experience

  • Supervisory Trial Attorney (August 1987 – present)
    • Office of Chief Counsel – IRS
    • Westbury, New York
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney ( E.D.N.Y.) ( April 2007 – December 2014)
    • Recipient of the 1995 “Attorney of the Year” award.
    • Publication: ” IRC 6651(f) v. IRC 6663 – Same Badges, Different Application”, Quarterly Fraud Digest (Nov. 2006)
    • Approved New York Continuing Legal Education Instructor
    • Fraud and disclosure (IRC 6103) coordinator
    • Recipient ofthe 2002 “Cube Award” for significant Tax Court LitigationTaxpayer Advocate contact attorney
    • Translator for Spanish speaking taxpayers
    • Translator of German and French foreign trust documents
    • 30+ published Tax Court opinions
    • National Estate and Gift Tax Coordinator


 Litigating an Innocent Spouse Case, CCH Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure (August-September 2014), F. Agostino, M.E.Koch and L.A. Sannicandro