Zhanna A. Ziering

Zhanna A. Ziering

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in New York, NY

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
 | 600 Lexington Avenue, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-379-6075
Fax: 212-379-6001
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2008
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (90%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Russian
Attorney Profile

Zhanna A. Ziering is a Member in Caplin & Drysdale's New York office. She offers guidance to individual and corporate clients who require sophisticated tax advice concerning their domestic tax issues, offshore assets, and U.S. reporting requirements.

Clients rely on Ms. Ziering's deep knowledge of tax controversies and tax litigation, as well as her experience with related civil, criminal, and regulatory proceedings. Ms. Ziering represents both individuals and corporations before the U.S. Tax Court, federal and state courts, and administrative agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Justice, and other federal and state government regulators.  Illustrations of Ms. Ziering's services include:

  • advising  clients on sensitive civil tax examinations by the IRS where fraud or substantial penalty issues may arise;
  • counseling advisors and other professionals on tax matters arising from investigations with U.S. regulators; and
  • defending clients in U.S. and state residency audits.

Ms. Ziering also serves as trusted counsel for clients facing offshore voluntary disclosure requirements on the federal and state levels. She advises clients on their U.S. tax reporting obligations relating to offshore assets and interests, and assists in responding to audits and inquiries from the IRS and other government agencies. Representative examples of Ms. Ziering's legal services include:

  • advising U.S. citizens living or working abroad, foreign nationals residing  and working in the U.S., and foreign entities doing business in the U.S. about coming into tax compliance concerning their foreign accounts and
  • representing clients in civil tax dispute with New York and New Jersey.

Ms. Ziering speaks fluent Russian.

About Zhanna Ziering

Admitted: 2008, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.capdale.com/zziering

Honors/Awards:

  • The Legal 500, Recommended, 2017
  • Above the Law, Tax Firm Power List, 2016
  • The American Lawyer's Global Legal Award, Global Dispute of the Year: Investigations, Swiss Tax Settlements, 2015
  • Nolan Fellowship, American Bar Association's Section of Taxation, 2013
  • Recipient of the prestigious 2013 Nolan Fellowship awarded by the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation. The award honors a select group of outstanding young tax lawyers from across the nation who have shown significant contribution, service, and leadership., 2013
  • Dean's Scholarship from New York Law School
  • Dr. Max Reich Graduation Award for Excellence in Civil Trial Advocacy
  • Professor Albert Kalter Graduation Award for Excellence in Tax Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Moderator, It's a Small World After All: Evidence in Offshore NonCompliance Cases (Part I), American Bar Association, 2016 Joint Fall Meeting, September 30, 2016, 2016
  • Presenter, Offshore Enforcement Update, 2017 ABA Section of Taxation May Meeting, May 13, 2017
  • Moderator, It's a Small World After All: Evidence in Offshore NonCompliance Cases (Part II), American Bar Association, 2016 Joint Fall Meeting, October 1, 2016
  • Panelist, International Information Reporting, 2017 ABA Section of Taxation May Meeting, May 13, 2017
  • Panelist, How to Affirmatively Defend An FBAR Case, American Bar Association, 2017 Midyear Meeting, January 20, 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), June 29, 2016
  • Moderator, It's a Small World After All: Evidence in Offshore NonCompliance Cases (Part II), October 1, 2016
  • Moderator, It's a Small World After All: Evidence in Offshore NonCompliance Cases (Part I), September 30, 2016
  • Speaker, Nuts & Bolts of Tax Court Litigation: Pre-Trial, January 30, 2016
  • Speaker, The Other Shoe is Dropping - Criminal Enforcement and Civil Assessment and Collection of FBAR and International Information Return Penalties,January 29, 2016
  • Speaker, One Taxpayer's Underpayment is Another's Treasure: Whistleblower Awards Under Section 7623, June 24, 2016
  • Speaker, The International Enforcement Arena, June 24, 2016
  • Speaker, Navigating U.S. Tax Requirements and Strategic Methods of Coming into Compliance, Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered and Ham, Langston & Brezina LLP, U.S. Tax Requirements and Compliance Seminar, March 11, 2015
  • "New Law Changes FBAR Filing Deadline," with Matthew C. Hicks, Niles A. Elber, Charles M. Ruchelman, Scott D. Michel, Mark D. Allison, Mark E. Matthews, and T. Joshua Wu, Caplin & Drysdale, August 10, 2015
  • Panelist, Offshore Account Disclosure Case Update, American Bar Association, 2015 Midyear Meeting, January 30, 2015
  • "U.S. Passports in Jeopardy for Taxpayers Owing the IRS ," with Dianne C. Mehany, Victor A. Jaramillo, and Niles A. Elber, Caplin & Drysdale, December 9, 2015
  • U.S. Offshore Account Enforcement Issues, September 30, 2014
  • Panelist, New and Improved June 2014 IRS Offshrore Voluntary Disclosure Program - Version 3.0: Including Streamlined Rules That Are A Game Changer, July 17, 2014
  • Panelist, 2014 OVDP and Streamlined Procedures – An Update, September 20, 2014
  • Panelist, The Nuts & Bolts of Deficiency Cases - From Examination to the Tax Court, May 9 , 2013
  • Moderator , Through the Looking Glass (Part II): Opting Out of the OVDI Penalty Structure and Litigating FBAR Penalties, April 10 , 2013
  • Moderator, Through the Looking Glass (Part III): Collecting and Litigating FBAR Penalties, January 25, 2013
  • Moderator , Through the Looking Glass (Parts I and II): Opting Out of the OVDI Penalty Structure and Litigating FBAR Penalties, January 16, 2013
  • This outline was prepared by Jaime Vasquez and Zhanna A. Ziering for a CLE panel that included Judge Peter J. Panuthos, Chief Special Trial Judge, of the United States Tax Court and Kevin G. Gillin from the IRS Office of Chief Counsel. The outline was drafted to provide background information regarding panel discussion topics for a seminar sponsored by the ABA Section of Taxation (2012 May Meeting)., co-author, The Nuts and Bolts of Deficiency Cases: From Examination to The Tax Court, The Practical Tax Lawyer, Tax, 2012
  • Comments to the Proposed Amendments to the Rules of the United States Tax Court (ABA Tax Section), Tax, 2011

Educational Background:

  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2007
  • J.D., New York Law School, magna cum laude, 2006
  • B.F.A., New York University, 1999
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Office Location for Zhanna A. Ziering

600 Lexington Avenue
21st Floor
New York, NY 10022

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