James S. Kaplan

Title: 1) Attorney; 2) Historical Writer
Company: Greenberg & Kaplan, LLP
Location: New Rochelle, New York, United States

James S. Kaplan, Attorney at Greenberg & Kaplan, LLP and Historical Writer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in taxation law.

With more than 35 years of experience to his credit, Mr. Kaplan has excelled as a founding partner and principal with Greenberg & Kaplan LLP since 2014. Prior to this position, he was active as a member and past head of the tax and estates department foe Herzfeld & Rubin PC between 1997 and 2014. A former partner with Gordon & Kaplan from 1996 to 1997, he previously served as consulting special tax counsel for the New York City Law Department between 1985 and 1997. Mr. Kaplan began his career as a tax associate with Cahill Gordon & Reindel, a tax associate with Stroock, Stroock & Lavan and a tax partner with Demov, Morris, & Hammerling.

Before embarking on his professional path, Mr. Kaplan pursued an education at Yale University, from which he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and government, cum laude, in 1971. He continued his academic efforts with a Doctor of Jurisprudence at Columbia Law School in 1974. He concluded his studies at the New York University School of Law in 1976, graduating with a Master of Laws in taxation in 1976. In addition to these accomplishments, Mr. Kaplan has been admitted to practice by the New York State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Florida Bar.

Beyond his primary responsibilities, Mr. Kaplan has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his immediate professional circles. Formerly appointed as the chief advisor for federal tax matters for New York City Payroll Systems, he formerly worked of counsel for Ashinoff, Ross, & Goldman from 1985 to 1990, Siller Wilk from 1990 to 1993, and Spector, Scher, & Feldman from 1993 to 1996. Moreover, he contributed to the Brooklyn Bar Association as the head of the tax committee, the Lower Manhattan Historical Association as the co-founder, past chairman and past president, and the Fraunces Tavern Museum as a longstanding volunteer with the July 4th Revolutionary Heroes Walking Tour. Mr. Kaplan found success with his written works as well, having penned various works about U.S. history as well as a number of articles on tax and estate matters.

Recognized by Super Lawyers for five years, Mr. Kaplan attributes his success to his ability to take risks on his cases as well as his involvement with several historical organizations. Among the many highlights of his impressive career, he is incredibly proud to have represented New York City in accruing more than $750 million in claims and social security refunds while additionally aiding in their housing program financing. Looking toward the future, Mr. Kaplan hopes to continue thriving with his law firm in addition to seeking justice for his clients, rising in esteem as a writer and witnessing the ongoing professional success of his children.

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