Barbara T. Kaplan is a shareholder of Greenberg Traurig and chair of its New York Tax Practice. Her practice focuses primarily on tax controversies, both civil and criminal, and litigation in courts with jurisdiction over federal, state and local tax disputes. She is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, is consistently listed in Best Lawyers in America, and is identified by Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 female lawyers in New York City. She is admitted to practice in New York State, the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. She was a senior trial attorney for the Internal Revenue Service prior to entering private practice. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin (B.A.), Northwestern University (M.A.), Brooklyn Law School (J.D.) and the New York University School of Law (LL.M - Taxation).
Ms. Kaplan, a frequent speaker and writer for numerous tax conferences and publications, is also co-author of Civil Tax Penalties Reform (Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 1990), a contributing author of Transfer Pricing Handbook (John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1993), and an annual contributing author to Tax Planning for Domestic and Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures, and Other Strategic Alliances (Practising Law Institute, 1995 to the present) and Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations and Restructurings (Practising Law Institute, 1998 to the present). Ms. Kaplan is an active member of the Tax Sections of the American and New York State Bar Associations, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, The American Association for Justice, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.