Caroline Rule Esq.


A Partner with Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, Caroline Rule has extensive experience representing clients who are facing investigation or prosecution for alleged tax fraud, bank fraud, health care fraud, money-laundering, and other white collar crimes.  Ms. Rule has successfully represented clients in sensitive Internal Revenue Service audits, "tax shelter" matters, criminal charges for failure to file tax returns, and failure to report offshore assets.   She is also experienced in complex commercial litigation, including trademark disputes.

Ms. Rule is a member of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers. She is a member of the Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, and a member of the Criminal Advocacy Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Ms. Rule is a Master of the Federal Bar Council Inn of Court, and a member of the Federal Bar Council Special Committee on Sentencing Reform and Alternatives to Incarceration. Ms. Rule serves on the Bloomberg BNA U.S. Income Advisory Board.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Rule was an Associate at Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman, PC. She also served as court-appointed counsel for indigent criminal defendants at the Office of the Appellate Defender for a two-year term and as a Law Clerk to the Honorable John J. Gibbons, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Ms. Rule was also an Associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel, LLP.

J.D., Yale Law School (1989)
M.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute (1982) cum laude
B.F.A., University of Cape Town, South Africa (1980) with honors

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
623 T.M., IRS Procedures: Examinations and Appeals (author)