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Barbara T. Kaplan and G. Michelle Ferreira to Participate in the 2020 IRS Representative Conference

NEW YORK – Nov. 17, 2020 –Barbara T. Kaplan, Global Tax Practice co-chair and New York Tax Practice chair, and G. Michelle Ferreira, co-managing shareholder of the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak virtually on the 2020 IRS Representative Conference Webinar on Nov. 19.

According to the IRS Representation Conference, Kaplan will present on the panel, “What Does the IRS Have? How to Make a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request and Why,” and will discuss “the mechanics of drafting and filing a request under the Freedom of Information Act including what records are available, what records might be withheld pursuant to various exemptions, and how best to make use of that information to help your taxpayer.” 

Ferreira will present on the panel, “Ethical Issues When Representing the Accountant in an IRS Investigation (Ethics)” and will discuss “ethical and strategic issues concerning when and how the accountant should be represented, and the extent to which the accountant may or must or should cooperate with the taxpayer. The panel will also consider the role of the accountant in a sensitive tax examination.”

Kaplan and Ferreira have both been listed in Chambers USA Guide, The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 United States, Super Lawyers and have both won Euromoney’s Women in Business Law Award. Kaplan and Ferreira focus their 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.

About Greenberg Traurig's Tax Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s multidisciplinary Tax Practice attorneys provide tax planning and advice to clients, including major multinational corporations; large privately-owned businesses; financial institutions; exempt organizations; and private individuals, including high net worth individuals. Given our team’s diverse backgrounds and prior experience, including work in private industry, government, and private practice, we have the capabilities necessary to develop practical legal services to meet the challenges faced by this broad range of clients.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT), has approximately 2200 attorneys 40 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. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: