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Yvonne R. Cort

Yvonne R. Cort


Yvonne R. Cort is a Partner at Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld LLP, where she focuses her practice on resolving Federal and New York State tax controversies.

For over twenty years, Yvonne has assisted individuals and businesses with IRS and NYS tax matters including New York State and New York City residency audits, IRS and NYS audits and appeals, unfiled returns, income tax, sales tax, withholding tax, responsible person assessments, liens and levies, tax warrants, innocent spouse, voluntary disclosure, installment agreements and offers in compromise.

Yvonne has been selected to New York Metro SuperLawyers, a designation given to only 5% of the lawyers in the state. She has served as Chair of the IRS Downstate New York Practitioner Liaison Group and Chair of the Business Law, Tax and Accounting Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the NYS Bar Association Tax Section, where she has contributed to policy papers. She is also a Co-Chair of the Attorneys and Accountants Joint Committee of the NYS Society of CPAs, Nassau Chapter. Yvonne has been honored as a Long Island Business News Top 50 Women in Business, and is a recipient of the Long Island Power Women in Business award from Long Island Press.

Yvonne’s numerous articles on tax topics have been featured in accounting and legal publications such as the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, and the Tax Stringer, published by the New York State Society of CPAs. She is a regular speaker for many professional groups. Yvonne has been interviewed by various media outlets, and she has been quoted in leading publications including Bloomberg BNA, Crain’s New York Business, and Newsday.

Yvonne received her B. A. magna cum laude from the University of Rochester, and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. Yvonne is admitted to the Bar in New York and Pennsylvania, and admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.

She is a Steering Committee Member for Women Owned Law.

  • J. D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • B. A., University of Rochester (magna cum laude)
Yvonne R. Cort


  • 2020 Long Island Business News Top 50 Women in Business
  • 2018 Power Woman of Long Island Honoree
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers (selected 2015 – 2020)
Yvonne R. Cort

Publications & Presentations


  • July 11, 2019: Tax Challenges and Compromises: Accounting and Finance Show: 2019
  • November 16, 2018: Long Island Tax Symposium: IRS Collections Updates: Passports at Risk
  • August 16, 2018: Long Island University Civil and Criminal Tax Controversy Forum
  • July 12, 2018: Collateral Consequences of Not Paying Taxes: Passports, Driver’s Licenses at Risk
  • June 20, 2018: NYU School of Professional Studies 10th Annual Tax Controversy Forum
  • June 5, 2018: Long Island University Post School of Professional Accountancy Tax & Accounting Institute. The discussion focused on Federal & State Tax Controversy.
  • June 15, 2017: Losing Your Drivers’ License, Passport or Worse: Collateral Sanctions for Tax Non-Compliance, New York University 9th Annual Tax Controversy Forum
  • September 7, 2017: Tax Examination Protests & Appeals: What To Do When You Disagree in a Tax Audit
  • September 19, 2017: Federal Tax Update
  • September 28, 2017: Attorneys and You: Working Together for Your Clients
  • November 16, 2017: Two Views From Audit to BCMS: Tips for a NYS Residency Audit, Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium
  • December 2, 2017: IRS Collection Update