In the wake of the 2020 election, many expect that the Biden administration will seek to engage Congress to enact new tax legislation in order to raise revenue to pay the costs associated with the pandemic and other government programs. The administration’s ability to set policy will be impacted by the final results of several…
JOSHUA M. KAPLAN
Josh Kaplan is Co-Chair of the Trusts & Estates Practice Group. He advises clients on a broad range of trusts and estates issues, including estate planning and administration; estate, gift and GST tax planning; business succession planning; charitable giving; and life insurance.
Josh counsels fiduciaries during all stages of estate administration, including preparation of probate documents, locating and gathering assets, and preparation of both federal and state estate tax returns. In addition, he advises trustees regarding all aspects of trust administration and other related matters. His experience includes advising clients in connection with preparation and review of federal gift tax returns and disclosure of non-gift transactions.
Josh has significant experience in cross-border estate planning. He advises non-U.S. citizens regarding U.S. transfer tax planning, the disposition of U.S. assets owned by foreign estates, and related U.S. federal and state tax reporting requirements.
In the corporate and private investment fund spaces, Josh assists principals at hedge funds and private equity funds in connection with transfers of fund interests to and from trusts, estates, family limited partnerships and other private investment vehicles. In addition, he advises institutional clients regarding fiduciary issues and corporate transactions involving trusts and estates.
Prior to joining Kleinberg Kaplan, Josh worked in the trusts & estates and private client practice groups at prominent U.S. and international law firms.
New York University School of Law (LL.M., 2017)
New York University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2007)
University of Pennsylvania (B.A., summa cum laude, 2003)
Bloomberg Tax Management Estates, Gifts, and Trusts Journal, September 2020 (co-author)
Post-Election Trusts & Estates Planning ConsiderationsNovember 9, 2020Client Alerts
Kleinberg Kaplan Recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in “Best Law Firms” 2021 RankingsNovember 5, 2020Firm News
Premier boutique law firm Kleinberg Kaplan has been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 edition of “Best Law Firms” for providing outstanding legal counsel in two practice areas: Trusts & Estates and Commercial Litigation. Kleinberg Kaplan was named both a National (Tier 2) and New York City Metropolitan (Tier 1) firm for Trusts…
Kleinberg Kaplan Partners Joshua M. Kaplan and Jeffrey B. Kolodny Published in Bloomberg TaxOctober 5, 2020Firm News
Kleinberg Kaplan Partners Joshua M. Kaplan and Jeffrey B. Kolodny were recently published in Bloomberg Tax: Tax Management, Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal. Their article, “The Lows and Highs of Estate Planning in a Pandemic: Making the Most of Estate and Gift Tax Opportunities in the Covid-19 Economy,” discusses the opportunities 2020 can provide for…
Helping Clients Navigate COVID-19 (Updating)August 18, 2020Client Alerts, FEATURED PUBLICATION
Kleinberg Kaplan is working closely with our clients to provide counsel and guidance during these unprecedented times. A selection of our recent thought leadership pieces related to the implications of COVID-19 includes: Corporate Considerations The PPP Just Got Better (June 10, 2020): Chris Davis, Dov Kleiner, Uri Rosenwasser and Benjamin Goldman discuss the key highlights of the…
Current Estate and Gift Tax Planning OpportunitiesJuly 8, 2020Client Alerts
As the global economy continues to feel the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 crisis, now may be an appropriate time to consider potential estate planning opportunities: Low Interest Rates: The IRS prescribes minimum interest rates that taxpayers must charge on most loans (including installment sales) to avoid gift tax consequences. These IRS rates are now…
SECURE, CARES and Retirement Account Distributions in 2020June 26, 2020Client Alerts
Both the SECURE Act enacted in December 2019 and the CARES Act enacted in March 2020 changed the rules governing distributions from retirement plans and IRAs. Under the SECURE Act, retirement plan participants and IRA owners no longer have to begin taking distributions until April 1 of the calendar year after they reach age 72…
Tax-Exempt Organizations in the Age of COVID-19April 29, 2020Client Alerts
The COVID-19 crisis presents unique challenges, as well as opportunities, for tax-exempt organizations. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act provides some relief to tax-exempt organizations who may be experiencing difficulties funding their operations and charitable projects as a result of the current situation. In addition, the Internal Revenue Service has postponed tax…
Estate Planning Considerations and COVID-19March 25, 2020Client Alerts
As the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) continues to affect almost all areas of life, the Kleinberg Kaplan Trusts & Estates Practice Group is monitoring developments that may impact our clients’ estate planning. As always, the health, safety and wellbeing of our clients and their families are of paramount importance to us. In light of the current situation,…
SECURE Act Changes Key Retirement Plan and IRA Rules AlertsDecember 30, 2019Client Alerts
Retirement benefits (such as pension, profit-sharing, 401(k) or IRA benefits) make up a substantial portion of many people’s assets. Congress recently passed, and the President signed on December 20, 2019, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Act (the SECURE Act) as part of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020. The SECURE Act made various…
Kleinberg Kaplan Adds Joshua Kaplan as Partner to Trusts and Estates GroupDecember 9, 2019Firm News
Premier boutique law firm Kleinberg Kaplan has announced that Joshua M. Kaplan has joined the firm as a partner in its Estate Planning and Administration Practice. He arrives from Dechert. With more than a decade of experience in private wealth matters, Mr. Kaplan advises clients on a broad range of issues, including estate planning and administration; estate, gift and…