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Kostelanetz & Fink announces that Christopher C. Ferguson, Usman Mohammad, and Joseph Septimus have been elevated to the position of Of Counsel with the firm.
photo and interview in the New York Times
, "Certainty on Tax, but Just for Two Years," February 9, 2011
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Megan L. Brackney and Joseph Septimus
published in the WG&L Journal of International Taxation
, "How Foreign Corps
Bryan C. Skarlatos, and Joseph Septimus
published in the Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure
, December 2012 - January 2013, "Penalties: New Proposed Regulations Flesh out IRS Whistleblower Program"
Mr. Joseph Septimus heads the Kostelanetz & Fink Trust & Estates practice.
Additionally, Mr. Septimus
represents clients who are engaged in civil tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service
Mr. Septimus currently serves on the executive committee of the tax section of the NYSBA, and also co-chairs the section of personal income tax.
Prior to joining Kostelanetz & Fink, Mr. Septimus worked for seven years at Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP, in their tax department.
Mr. Septimus is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches "Taxation of Gifts and Estates."
Prior to working at Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP
, Mr. Septimus
clerked for the Honorable United States District Judge, Nicholas G. Garaufis in Brooklyn, New York, where he
prepared judicial opinions and bench memoranda on various criminal and civil motions.
Mr. Septimus received his J.D., summa cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School in 2002, where he graduated first in his class.
is admitted to the Bar in New York.
publications include: "Are Life Settlements a Trade or Business?
Applying Old Standards to a New Idea," 27 (1) Journal of Taxation of Investments
(Fall 2009); and, "Taxation of the Secondary Market for Life Insurance, Recent Guidance Provides Some Answers," 23 (3) Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions (January/February 2010).
In addition, Mr. Septimus is a Founder and Trustee of KZM, an organization that assists impoverished families in purchasing clothing prior to every summer and winter.
Since its inception, the organization has distributed over $1 million in funds within the New York metropolitan area.