TaxProf Blog

Editor: Paul L. Caron, Dean
Pepperdine University School of Law

Saturday, February 4, 2006

Death of Boris Kostelanetz

Boris_2 I am sorry to bring you the news that Boris Kostelanetz, the "dean of tax defense lawyers," has died at age 94.  From the New York Times obituary:

Mr. Kostelanetz, a founding partner of Kostelanetz & Fink, handled the defense in tax evasion cases for scores of well-known clients like Imelda Marcos and James Brown....

During his long career, Mr. Kostelanetz handled a heavy load of tax evasion cases. Among the clients he defended were Bobby Baker, a protégé of President Lyndon B. Johnson; Dr. W. Kenneth Riland, the physician to President Richard M. Nixon and Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller; and Anthony Conrad, chairman of the RCA Corporation. His efforts were frequently successful.

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2006/02/death_of_boris_.html

Obituaries | Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

https://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c4eab53ef00d8355cce9569e2

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Death of Boris Kostelanetz:

Comments