James S. Kaplan is one of New York City’s leading tax and estates lawyers. Mr. Kaplan has practiced law in Manhattan for almost 40 years with a diversified international practice representing individuals, closely-held companies, governments, and not-for-profit entities in tax, estate, and employee benefit matters. In estate matters, he has successfully implemented estate plans for a number of major real estate entrepreneurs using family partnerships, annuity trusts and intentionally defective trusts to save millions of dollars in estate taxes. He also has drafted more than a hundred wills and trusts for both large and small clients.
Mr. Kaplan is a graduate of Yale College and Columbia Law School. He also received an LL.M in Taxation from New York University. Mr. Kaplan is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Florida.