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James S. Kaplan

Occupation: 1) Founding Partner & Principal; 2) Historical Writer
Company: 1) Greenberg & Kaplan, LLP
Born: New York, New York

Education:
LLM in Taxation, New York University School of Law (1979)
JD, Columbia Law School (1974)
BA in Political Science and Government, Yale University, Cum Laude (1971)

Bar Admissions:
New Jersey State Bar Association (1991); Supreme Court of the United States (1983); U.S. Tax Court and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (1980); Florida (1980); U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (1979); U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (1979); New York (1976)

Career:
Founding Partner, Principal, Greenberg & Kaplan, LLP (2014-Present)
Member, Head of the Tax & Estates Department, Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C. (1997-2014)
Partner, Gordon & Kaplan (1996-1997)
Consulting Special Tax Counsel to the New York City Law Department (1985-1997)
Tax Partner, Demov, Morris, & Hammerling (1983-1985)
Tax Associate, Stroock, Stroock & Lavan (1981-1983)
Tax Associate, Cahill Gordon & Reindel (1976-1979)
Law Clerk, Hon. Lee P. Gagliardi, Southern District of New York (1975-1977)
With, Cahill Gordon (1975-1976)

Career Related:
New York City’s Correspondent, Bob Cudmore’s Historian Podcast (2018-Present); Historical Writer, New York Almanac (1985-Present); Keynote Speaker, July 4th Parade, New York City, NY (2023); Of Counsel, Spector, Scher, & Feldman (1993–1996); Of Counsel, Siller Wilk (1990–1993); Of Counsel, Ashinoff, Ross, & Goldman (1985–1990);  Chief Advisor, Federal Tax Matters, New York City Payroll Systems

Civic:
President, Lower Manhattan Historical Association (2015-2020); Past Volunteer, July 4th Revolutionary Heroes Walking Tour, Fraunces Tavern Museum (1996-2015); Co-founder, Committee to Save the Thomas Paine Memorial Building (2020); Co-Founder, Lower Manhattan Historical Association; Head of the Tax Committee, Brooklyn Bar Association; Consulting Special Tax Counsel to the New York City Law Department; Board, Temple of Universal Judaism; Chairman of the Board, Lower Manhattan Historical Association

Creative Works:
Author, Numerous Articles on Tax and Estate Matters; Lecturer; Author, Various Works on Prominent Figures in U.S. History

Awards:
Honoree, Super Lawyers (5 Years); Recipient, Coin of Excellence, U.S. Army Regimental Association

Memberships:
The Florida Bar (1980-Present); President, National Democratic Club

Family:
Married: Geraldine Hogan Kaplan
Four Children

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