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Megan L. Brackney has a distinguished track record of delivering exceptional results for clients facing complicated and difficult tax issues. An expert in the interplay between civil and criminal tax controversies, Ms. Brackney develops innovative strategies to resolve compliance concerns, civil audits, and criminal investigations. Ms. Brackney also advises clients on tax issues that arise in other contexts, such as business and matrimonial disputes, and she represents clients in litigation in the U.S. Tax Court and federal district courts. Ms. Brackney has been recognized by the “New York Super Lawyers” since 2012.

Prior to joining Kostelanetz LLP in 2004, Ms. Brackney was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. She also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri.

Ms. Brackney is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law. Ms. Brackney is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Section of Taxation, a member of the American College of Tax Counsel, and a member of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation.

Ms. Brackney has previously served as the Vice Chair of Committee Operations and a Council Director for the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, the Chair of the Taxation Committee of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, and the Chair of the Individual and Family Taxation Committee of the American Bar Association, Tax Section. She received the American Bar Association Tax Section’s John S. Nolan Fellowship for 2008-2009.

Ms. Brackney received her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law and her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University, and is a member of the Board of Governors for the University of Kansas School of Law.

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  • Seven World Trade Center, 34th Floor
    250 Greenwich Street
    New York, NY 10007
  • New York University, LL.M. , graduated 2009
  • University of Kansas, J.D. , graduated 1998
  • University of Kansas, B.A. Philosophy, with honors, graduated 1995

Kostelanetz LLP
Headquarters: New York, New York

9 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America award

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Tax Law
Special Focus:
  • Government Investigations
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax


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