Over the past 75 years, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, has built a global reputation as the law firm of choice for clients facing high-stakes controversies and negotiations with government agencies. K&F attorneys have unparalleled 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. An important part of the firm’s practice includes tax and estate planning, commercial litigation, government procurement, and government contracting.
K&F’s attorneys are highly skilled and approach each matter strategically based on decades of administrative and litigation experience. Many of K&F’s attorneys have served as former senior officials within the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of Justice, and other federal and state prosecutors’ offices. Several of the firm’s attorneys have served as federal judicial law clerks and/or have master’s degrees in taxation.
K&F’s attorneys are thought leaders who write and teach frequently. Several K&F partners lecture at top law schools and are often hired as expert witnesses or consultants. K&F literally wrote the book on civil and criminal tax controversies, which has been recognized by courts, government officials, and members of the private bar as the most authoritative text on the subject (Tax Controversies: Audits, Investigations, Trials, Lexis/Nexis, 40th Ed. 2021).
K&F has been honored and recognized by major national and international legal rankings agencies, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers.
In 2018, the firm was honored as Tax Team of the Year by Chambers USA, which has noted that K&F is “an expert tax boutique.” Six of the firm’s attorneys are ranked by Chambers USA in the categories of Tax (nationally and regionally), Tax: Fraud (nationally), Tax: Controversy (nationally) and Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New York).