Tax Controversy Forum-Chair and Committees

2018 Co-Chairs

Bryan C. Skarlatos, Esq.
Partner, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, New York, NY

Frank Agostino, Esq.
President, Agostino & Associates, PC, Hackensack, NJ

2018 Planning Committee

The Tax Controversy Forum Planning Committee is composed of renowned practitioners whose expertise spans a broad range of issues relating to tax auditing and tax litigation at all levels.


Sidney Kess, CPA, J.D., LL.M.
Of Counsel, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, New York, NY

Mark D. Allison, Esq.

Member, Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, New York, NY

Howard J. Berman, Esq.

Managing Director, Tax Controversy Services, Deloitte Tax, New York, NY

Stephen M. Brecher, CPA, JD, MBA, LLM, CIRA

Managing Director, Greenwich Corporate Strategy Group, Greenwich, CT

Kevin Brown, Esq.

Principal Leader, Tax Controversy and Regulatory Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Washington, DC

Eduardo S. Chung, Esq.

Senior Manager and Tax Practice and Procedures Group Practice Leader, Mazars USA, New York, NY

N. Jerold Cohen, Esq.

Partner, Eversheds Sutherland (US), Atlanta, GA

Eli J. Dicker, Esq.

Executive Director, Tax Executives Institute, Washington, DC

Daniel A. Dumezich

National Leader of Federal Tax Controversy Services, Deloitte Tax, Chicago, IL

John Gamino, CPA, Esq.

Clinical Professor, Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX

Noelle T. Geiger, Esq.

Director and Principal of Tax Controversy Services, Grassi & Co., New York, NY

Gersham Goldstein, Esq.

Stoel Rives, Portland, OR

Brian R. Harris, Esq.

Partner, Akerman, Tampa, FL

Claudia Hill, EA, MBA

President, TaxMam, Cupertino, CA

Kathryn Keneally, Esq.

Partner, Jones Day, New York, NY

S. Starling Marshall, Esq.

Special Counsel, Covington & Burling, New York, NY

Charles J. (Chad) Muller, III, Esq.

Shareholder, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, PC San Antonio, TX

Fred F. Murray, Esq., CPA

Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FL

Pamela F. Olson

US Deputy Tax Leader and Washington National Tax Services Practice Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Washington, DC

Carlos F. Ortiz, Esq.

Partner, Blank Rome, Princeton, NJ

Kathleen M. Pakenham, Esq.

Partner, Cooley, New York, NY

Leon M. Reimer, CPA

Partner, Citrin Cooperman, New York, NY

Martin A. Schainbaum, Esq.

Principal, Martin A. Schainbaum, P.L.C., San Francisco, CA

Robert E. Spierer, CPA, MBA

Partner, Perelson Weiner, New York, NY

Amy Walsh, Esq.

Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, New York, NY