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Tax Controversy, Litigation and Planning

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  • High Quality Tax and Corporate Representation
  • 25 Years of Professional Experience
  • Serving the New York Metropolitan Area and Beyond
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Our Firm

Kokis & Associates is located in Astoria, New York, just across the East River from Manhattan, with practice areas concentrating in Federal and New York State tax dispute resolution and tax controversy. Mr. Kokis is a former Internal Revenue Service District Counsel attorney with nearly twenty-five years experience who has also worked in-house for Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Kokis has a unique blend of government, private and public sector experience that differentiates him from most other practitioners, allowing him to address issues and anticipate potential risks in both a theoretical and practical manner. His experience with the Internal Revenue Service, handling both civil and criminal matters, provides a keen insight into the tax administration system, while his experience in private practice, planning and handling disputes for Fortune 500 companies, has provides greater depth in international matters as well as more traditional tax compliance and accounting issues. Our firm concentrates in Tax Law, Corporate and Partnership law, Estate Planning and Department of Labor and Employment matters. We represent a full range of clients, from individuals to corporations, trusts and LLC’s. We handle a broad spectrum of legal matters, including resolving major tax disputes, planning complex tax transactions, and providing counsel to International based companies with U.S. operations. Mr. Kokis is a graduate of the City University of New York – Queens College (B.A., cum laude, 1987), Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 1991) and New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 1996).

We Specialize In...

All aspects of Tax Law representation, including Tax Controversy, Tax Litigation, International and Domestic Tax Planning and Estate Planning, as well as Corporate and Partnership law and Department of Labor and Employment matters. We represent a full range of clients, from individuals to corporations (domestic and multi-national), trusts, partnerships and LLC’s

Areas of Practice

Federal & New York State Tax Law

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  • IRS and New York State Tax Audits & Appeals
  • Federal District Court and United States Tax Court representation in Tax Litigation
  • Federal Tax Liens, Levies & NYS Tax Warrants
  • NYS Voluntary Tax Disclosure Program
  • IRS Offshore Foreign Bank Account, Foreign Trust and Entity Tax Disclosures
  • Collection Due Process Hearings
  • New York State Conciliation Conference representation
  • IRS & NYS Offers-in-Compromise and installment agreements
  • Corporate, Partnership & Individual Tax Planning
  • New York State Sales Tax Audits & Litigation
  • International Tax Audits and Tax Planning
  • New York State Residency Audits
  • Federal and State Innocent Spouse Claims
  • IRS Tax Whistleblower Program
  • IRS & NYS Estate Tax Audits
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations & Foundations

Estate Planning and Administration

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  • Marital Deduction Estate Planning
  • Charitable Restate Planning
  • Inter Vivos Trusts
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Gifting

Corporate & Partnership Law

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  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate, Partnership and LLC formation
  • Corporate Agreements
  • Franchise & Distribution
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Not-for-Profits


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  • Department of Labor Audits
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) Litigation Defense
  • Compensation Planning
  • 401(k) and Other Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans


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