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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

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)

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

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

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

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

Married: Geraldine Hogan Kaplan
Four Children

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