Stuart B. Ratner, P.C.

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1111 Summer Street, Suite 301, Stamford, CT 06905, USA

(203) 323-4900

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Meet The Team

STUART B. RATNER

SENIOR PARTNER

STUART B. RATNER concentrates in the practice of federal and state tax matters including defending clients in criminal tax matters as well as in U.S. and Connecticut tax court litigation, tax collection matters, penalty abatement, employment tax and 100% penalty liability cases, tax lien and levy relief, property discharges, offers-in-compromise, payout agreements, technical advice requests, pension matters, tax protests and appeal hearings, federal refund claims, state sales tax appeals and in structuring corporate, partnership and individual transactions to minimize tax and business exposure.  Attorney Ratner has been qualified as an expert in tax matters in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut as well as in the Connecticut Superior Court.  He has lectured widely on a variety of federal and state tax issues such as like-kind exchanges, the classification of workers as independent contractors or employees, and the impact of federal and Connecticut tax law changes on business transactions. In addition, Attorney Ratner also holds a CPA certificate.

 

 Education:

  • New York University School of Law LL.M. (Taxation)

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.

  • University of Connecticut, B.S. (Accounting)

 

 Admissions:

  • Connecticut

  • New York

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

  • U.S. Tax Court

 

Affiliations:

  • Connecticut Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • Fairfield County Bar Association

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants

Experience:

 

Anna’s primary practice areas include taxation, commercial and business transactions and litigation.  Anna’s transaction practice focuses on representing and advising private investors on their US and foreign transactions, tax planning and disputes. Anna has also counseled clients in various industries including, financial services, insurance, real estate, professional services, retail and franchising, technology and development, cryptocurrency, manufacturing and development, cannabis, entrepreneur and new business services, charities and not-for-profits, sports, arts and entertainment, regarding the preparation of complex commercial agreements, service contracts, license agreements, purchase and sale agreements and non-disclosure agreements, employment and non-compete agreements. Anna’s advice allows her clients to achieve a sufficient level of precision in order to minimize risks and secure their commercial interests. 

 

Anna’s federal and state tax controversy experience includes representing individuals and entities before the Internal Revenue Service and local tax authorities with respect to audits and tax matters. In addition to civil tax matters, Anna counsels and represents clients in criminal tax matters. Anna has also acted as tax counsel for not-for-profit organizations and represented such organizations in audits before the Internal Revenue Service.

 

Anna also advises foreign entities and individuals on U.S. tax compliance matters and cross-border transactions. Anna also assists with questions on FACTA, FIRPTA, CRS issues, PFIC rules and CFC rules and international tax treaties.

 

​Previously, Anna was Assistant General Counsel for the City of New York (Mayor’s Office), where she represented the Office of Housing Recovery in federal and state audits before the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General, and Office of the Comptroller for the City of New York.  Anna began her legal career as a Compliance Officer at JP Morgan Chase & Co. Anna has also drafted several articles and presented several commentaries before the Internal Revenue Service on important tax issues for reinsurance industry and research and development.

Jonathan G. Lerner

Associate

Experience:

Jonathan practices in the areas of estate planning and estate administration.  With a background in both law and social work, he is particularly helpful in tailoring estate plans to his clients’ personal needs and family circumstances, as well as to state and federal transfer tax consequences.

 

Jonathan also serves as Assistant Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Experience:

Laura’s practice is built upon the foundation of her extensive background in tax law, which focuses on tax planning and controversy. Laura represents clients in various stages of tax litigation and her areas of counsel include federal tax litigation, federal tax collections and state and local tax controversy. She consistently advises clients on matters involving individual and corporate income tax.

 

Through her practice, Laura has advised clients on a variety of tax issues and achieved favorable resolutions of federal and state audits and IRS appeals, on a range of individual, corporate and pass-through issues.  

 

In addition to tax controversy, Laura regularly advises on corporate matters, including drafting various contract agreements, operating agreements and other legal instruments for entity formation.

 

Prior to joining Stuart B. Ratner, P.C., Laura represented clients in bankruptcy proceedings, debt collections and civil litigation. She also advised clients throughout various stages of civil litigation.

Laura M. Rodriguez

Associate

TRACIE A. HRACYK

Tracie Hracyk

Legal Assistant and Office Manager

Tracie has been a member of the firm since the beginning. She holds a BA in legal studies from Quinnipiac College.

Anna Dokuchayeva

Associate