Michael Sardar joined Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP in 2009. Mr. Sardar's practice focuses on all stages of civil and criminal tax controversies. He represents taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, state tax authorities, the Department of Justice, and local prosecutors. Mr. Sardar has vast experience representing clients making voluntary disclosures of unreported income to the Internal Revenue Service and state tax authorities.
Mr. Sardar has successfully represented scores of clients with unreported foreign assets who have repatriated over half a billion dollars of offshore assets through the IRS's Offshore Voluntary· Disclosure Program and the Streamlined Compliance Procedures. Mr. Sardar also represents taxpayers in New York State and City residency audits and investigations. Mr. Sardar is the Vice-Chair of the New York County Lawyers' Association (NYC LA) Taxation Committee, member of the Committee on Personal Income Taxation, New York City Bar Association, as well as Co-Chair of the Sub-Committee on Offshore Enforcement of the ABA Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties. Michael lectures frequently on tax controversy issues including foreign asset reporting and non compliance.