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Barbara Kaplan and Michelle Ferreira to Participate in the 2019 IRS Representation Conference

NEW YORK AND SAN FRANCISCO – Nov. 13, 2019 – 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 2019 New England IRS Representation Conference Nov. 21-22, 2019 at the Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort in Uncasville CT.

Kaplan is presenting during the session titled, “Summons & Summons Enforcement.”  This panel will review the summons procedures , how practitioners can help clients respond to a summons, and how to challenge the IRS when it has over-stepped its powers in its zeal to obtain information.

Ferreira is presenting during the session titled, “Ethical Obligations to Report Misconduct by Other Practitioners and Taxpayers.”  The panelists will examine when, whether, and how to report professional misconduct by private practice and government attorneys or the Court. The panelists will also discuss when, whether, and how to report tax-related misconduct by unscrupulous tax professionals.

Kaplan, named “Lawyer of the Year,” Litigation and Controversy - Tax 2020 by Best Lawyers in America and one of the top 50 women lawyers in New York City by Super Lawyers magazine, 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 listed in Chambers USA Guide, The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 United States and Super Lawyers for her tax litigation expertise counsels and tries cases for  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 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: 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: Twitter: @GT_Law.