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Greenberg Traurig's Barbara T. Kaplan and Michelle Ferreira to Speak at the UCLA Annual Tax Controversy Institute Conference

SAN FRANCISCO– Oct. 3, 2019 – Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholders Barbara T. Kaplan and Michelle Ferreira will speak at the UCLA Annual Tax Controversy Institute open forum on Oct. 22, 2019 in Beverly Hills, CA.

Kaplan, co-chair of the firm's global Tax Practice and chair of the New York Tax Practice, will present during the session titled, “The Taxpayer First Act – The Impact on IRS Appeals and Tax Enforcement.” Ferreira, co-managing shareholder of the firm's San Francisco office and co-managing shareholder of the Silicon Valley office, will present during the session titled, “Emerging Issues Before the United States Tax Court.”

Kaplan was named “Lawyer of the Year,” Litigation and Controversy - Tax 2020 by Best Lawyers in America and has been recognized as one of the top 50 women lawyers in New York City by Super Lawyers magazine. She 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 counsels individuals, partnerships, estates, and corporations in tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and state and local tax agencies, including the California Franchise Tax Board, the State Board of Equalization, the Employment Development Department, and county assessment appeals boards.

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 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: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,100 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: Twitter: @GT_Law.