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Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2014: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties

Author(s): Bryan C. Skarlatos
Practice Area: Tax
Published: Mar 2014
PLI Item #: 51197
CHB Spine #: D405

Mr. Skarlatos represents clients in tax audits, civil tax litigation, sensitive tax issues, criminal tax investigations, voluntary disclosures and IRS whistle-blower matters.

Chambers USA Guide to Leading Lawyers states that Mr. Skarlatos is “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 is an Adjunct Professor at NYU School of Law where he teaches a course on Tax Penalties and he has taught several courses on tax procedure, penalties and ethics to various offices of the IRS.  Mr. Skarlatos is co-chair of the annual NYU Tax Controversy Forum and chair of the annual Practicing Law Institute program on "Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties."

Mr. Skarlatos regularly speaks and publishes articles on the topics of civil tax litigation, tax penalties and criminal tax prosecutions and is frequently quoted in media outlets such as CNN, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Barron’s, Reuters, Bloomberg, Tax Notes and the BNA Daily Tax Reporter.

Mr. Skarlatos has been the chair of several tax committees at the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and New York City Bar Association and he is an elected Regent in the American College of Tax Counsel.  He has been recognized in “Chambers USA”, “Best Lawyers of America”, where was selected as Lawyer of the Year for Tax Litigation in New York City and “New York Super Lawyers”, where he was selected as one of the “Top 100 Attorneys” in the New York Metro Area.