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Nicholas G. Kokis

Tax Attorney at Astoria, NY

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 31 years
    Connecticut - CT 31 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1992
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Nicholas

Learn Nicholas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Tax
    Federal & New York State Tax Law Corporate & Partnership Law Employment Matters

  2. Estate planning
    Estate Planning and Administration

  3. Tax fraud and tax evasion
    Criminal Tax Evasion defense, related Title 26 and Title 18 crimes and similar state crimes.

  4. Business
    Corporations, Partnerships, LLC's, M&A, Employment Agreements, NDA's and related matters

  5. Employment and labor
    FLSA and similar state claim Back-wage defense on behalf of small business owners.

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 provided greater depth in international matters, tax compliance and tax accounting issues.

 Mr. Kokis is a graduate of the City University of New York – Queens College (B.A., Economics, with a minor in English, cum laude, 1987), Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 1991) and New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 1996).

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Kokis & Associates, P.C.
31-19 Newtown Avenue
Astoria, NY, 11102


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Posted by Terry | March 20, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Attorney Kokis was great . He took his time explaining to me what i needed to do.
Response from Nicholas Kokis March 21, 2017
thank you sir.
Posted by Eric | February 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Tax Attorney Ever
I was overseas for 6 years and came home to a suprise $250k bill from the government for back taxes. Mr. Kokis knew how to deal with the IRS and what they were looking for. He planned out a strategy which involved multiple issues to overcome and a great deal of paperwork / documentation. From the first time I met with him, he knew exactly what to do, say and write. He was always available and responded to emails quickly. The end result was a $0 dollar owed to the IRS and peace of mind. I was stressed out before I met Mr. Kokis but from time of the initial visit until the issue was resolved, I slept easy. Highly recommended
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Response from Nicholas Kokis February 8, 2017
thank you.
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent work
Nick did excellent work for me on a contract. He is fast, knowledgeable, and personable. He also thought over and beyond, and took great care about my specific case.
Posted by Eleni P | May 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Mr. Kokis first represented us in U.S. Tax Court and won our case, saving us hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties and interest. Our family maintained him as our family estate planning attorney and his service has continued to be prompt and courteous. His knowledge of tax law and tax procedure is unprecedented. We highly recommend him.
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Posted by Charlie | April 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Nick Kokis
I have been involved in an OVDI (overseas Assets) for approximately 4 years. Mr. Kokis has given me fabulous Advise , been extremely courteous, And is highly intelligent in regards to the laws .Mr. Kokis has helped me enormously.


  • Hourly Rates $ 300-500 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Kokis & Associates, P.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Income Taxation in MBA program
  • Molloy College
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Principal
  • Kokis, Klig & Freundich, LLP
  • 2009 - 2012
  • VP Tax Counsel
  • Computer Accociates
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Assistant Vice President of Tax
  • Moodys Investor Services
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Tax Counsel
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Trial Attorney
  • Internal Revenue Service Chief Counsel's Office
  • 1991 - 1997
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  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1996
  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Queens College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987


  • Long Island City Lawyer's Club
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States Court of International Trade
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • United States Tax Court
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Accomplishment Award
  • Office of Chief Counsel - IRS
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Long Island City Lawyers Club
  • 2018 Tax Cut and Jobs Act
  • 2018

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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
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"Mr. Kokis is an extremely capable attorney committed to providing highest quality representation to his clients. I endorse him without reservation."
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