Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Barbara Kaplan and Michelle Ferreira to…

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Greenberg Traurig, LLP shareholders Barbara T. Kaplan, co-chair of the firm’s Global Tax Practice and chair of its New York Tax Practice, and G. Michelle Ferreira, co-managing shareholder of the firm’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices, will present at the New York University (NYU) School of Professional Studies’ 78th Institute of Federal Taxation. Kaplan will present on Oct. 20 at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan. Ferreira will present Nov. 14 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

Kaplan’s session is titled, “From the Experts: Tax Controversy and Tax Litigation – Civil and Criminal Tax Update.” Panelists will discuss a broad range of topics that impact tax compliance and tax litigation. Kaplan focuses her tax litigation practice on domestic and foreign corporations, partnerships, and individuals in federal, state, and local tax examinations, controversies, and litigation, including administrative and grand jury criminal tax investigations.

Ferreira will present during the session titled, “Ethics: When Are You Crossing a Line? Real Life Ethical Issues in Everyday Tax Practice.” This panel will address thorny ethical issues that arise in everyday tax practice through the use of hypothetical examples. As a former tax litigator for the IRS, Ferreira brings unique experience to her clients who have complex and sensitive tax and penalty disputes. Michelle represents clients before the IRS, and state and local tax agencies at the audit, collection, appeals and litigation stages.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Tax Practice: To stay competitive in today's global marketplace, international companies must seek out greater efficiency in their tax planning and compliance, including coordinating tax decisions from country to country. For U.S. operations, an environment of increased scrutiny – including passage of more restrictive legislation and a spike in audit activity at every level – is quickly becoming the norm, likewise spurring a need for greater self-evaluation and for more frequent representation in controversies and litigation with tax authorities. Greenberg Traurig’s multidisciplinary tax team works closely with clients to address these and other tax planning needs, as well as tax controversies and litigation issues.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.

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