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Kleinberg Kaplan Adds Joshua Kaplan as Partner to Trusts and Estates Group

Firm News | December 9, 2019 | Planning for Fund Managers | International Trusts & Estates Planning | Business Succession Planning | Trusts & Estates Litigation | Estate Planning and Administration

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 GST tax planning; business succession planning; charitable giving; and life insurance.

Mr. Kaplan’s clients include hedge fund and private equity fund managers, for whom he provides guidance in connection with estate planning issues related to fund formation, ownership and disposition. He regularly advises institutional clients regarding fiduciary issues and corporate transactions. Mr. Kaplan also counsels fiduciaries on estate and trust administration, including collection of assets, preparation of probate documents and estate tax returns.

Mr. Kaplan 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.

“Josh Kaplan is a welcome addition to our firm and to the estate planning practice,” said Andy Chonoles, managing partner of Kleinberg Kaplan. “We pride ourselves in advising fund managers on complex business issues as well as in sophisticated private wealth matters. Josh adds further depth to a key practice at our firm as we help clients navigate the increasingly complicated world of wealth preservation.”

Mr. Kaplan holds J.D., magna cum laude, and LL.M. degrees from New York University School of Law. He received an undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.