Zhanna A. Ziering is an Associate 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 in connection with their multinational business interests.
Ms. Ziering is a 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.
Clients rely on Ms. Ziering's deep knowledge of tax controversy and litigation matters, and experience with related civil, criminal, and regulatory proceedings. She represents both individuals and corporations before the U.S. Tax Court, federal and state courts, and administrative agencies, including the IRS, the Department of Justice, and other federal and state government regulators.
Ms. Ziering has substantial experience handling offshore voluntary disclosure requirements on the federal and state levels. She advises clients on the U.S. tax reporting requirements relating to the offshore assets and interests, and assists in responding to audits and inquiries from the Internal Revenue Service and other government agencies.
Ms. Ziering speaks fluent Russian.
Prior to joining Caplin & Drysdale, Ms. Ziering practiced tax controversy and litigation at an international law firm. She was Judicial Law Clerk to the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings in 2005, and during law school, Ms. Ziering was a member of the Moot Court Executive Board. In addition, Ms. Ziering provided pro bono representation to low-income taxpayers with a broad range of tax issues through Duke University School of Law's Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic and New York University School of Law's Tax Clinic.
While in law school, Ms. Ziering earned several honors and awards, including:
- Professor Albert Kalter Graduation Award for Excellence in Tax Law,
- Dr. Max Reich Graduation Award for Excellence in Civil Trial Advocacy, and
- Dean's Scholarship from New York Law School.
Professional ActivitiesAn active member of the legal community, Ms. Ziering currently serves as Subcommittee Chair for the Membership and Young Lawyer Liaison of the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation, Court Procedure and Practice Committee. To stay abreast of ever-changing tax laws, she is a proactive member in the Tax Sections of the New York State Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers' Association.
Awards & Rankings
- Super Lawyers, New York, Rising Star, 2013-Present
- Mark Allison, Rachel Partain, and Zhanna Ziering Listed Among New York's Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, September 24, 2014
- New York State Tax Crackdown Requires Prompt Action on Past-Due Taxes, Caplin & Drysdale, August 7, 2013
- Super Lawyers Lists Nineteen Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys, Super Lawyers, April 29, 2013
- Zhanna Ziering Named ABA 2013 Nolan Fellow, January 28, 2013
- Caplin & Drysdale Announces Expansion of Tax Practice and Relocation of New York Office, Caplin & Drysdale, September 20, 2012
Recent Speaking Engagements
An avid lecturer on matters relating to tax law, Ms. Ziering has spoken on the following topics:
- Panelist, Offshore Account Disclosure Case Update, American Bar Association, 2015 Midyear Meeting, January 30, 2015
- Panelist, 2014 OVDP and Streamlined Procedures – An Update, American Bar Association, 2014 Joint Fall CLE Meeting, September 20, 2014
- Panelist, New and Improved June 2014 IRS Offshrore Voluntary Disclosure Program - Version 3.0: Including Streamlined Rules That Are A Game Changer, State Bar of California, Webinar, July 17, 2014
- Panelist, The Nuts & Bolts of Deficiency Cases - From Examination to the Tax Court, American Bar Association, 2013 May Meeting, May 9, 2013
- Moderator, Through the Looking Glass (Part II): Opting Out of the OVDI Penalty Structure and Litigating FBAR Penalties, American Bar Association, Live CLE Webinar & Teleconference, April 10, 2013
- Moderator, Through the Looking Glass (Part III): Collecting and Litigating FBAR Penalties, American Bar Association, 2013 Midyear Meeting, January 25, 2013
- Moderator, Through the Looking Glass (Parts I and II): Opting Out of the OVDI Penalty Structure and Litigating FBAR Penalties, American Bar Association, Webinar, January 16, 2013
- Moderator, Through the Looking Glass (Part II): Litigating FBAR Penalties, American Bar Association, 2012 Joint Fall CLE Meeting, September 14, 2012
- Moderator, Nuts & Bolts of Deficiency Cases: From Examination to the Tax Court, American Bar Association, 2012 May Meeting, May 10, 2012
- Moderator, Court Procedure Issues in CDP Judicial Review, American Bar Association, 2012 Midyear Meeting, February 17, 2012
- Speaker, Current Developments in Court Procedure and Practice, American Bar Association, 2011 Joint Fall CLE Meeting, October 21, 2011
- Speaker, Court Procedure and Practice: Current Developments, American Bar Association, 2011 Midyear Meeting, January 21, 2011
- Speaker, Judicial Deference Mock Argument: Application of Temp. Treas. Reg. § 301.6501(e)-1T(a)(1)(iii) in Smith v. Commissioner, American Bar Association, 2010 Midyear Meeting, January 21, 2010
- "U.S. Offshore Account Enforcement Issues," with Scott D. Michel, CCH's Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure, September 30, 2014
- "IRS Issues Final Regulations on Material Advisor Penalties," with Christopher S. Rizek, Rachel L. Partain, and Mark D. Allison, Caplin & Drysdale, August 4, 2014
- "IRS Modifies Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures," with Scott D. Michel, Caplin & Drysdale, June 23, 2014
- "The Nuts And Bolts of Deficiency Cases: From Examination to The Tax Court," The Practical Tax Lawyer, December 1, 2012
- "Comments to the Proposed Amendments to the Rules of the United States Tax Court," American Bar Association , March 7, 2011
- "Comments to the Proposed Amendments to the Rules of the United States Tax Court," American Bar Association, May 27, 2009
- "Selected Recent Developments in Administrative Practice," American Bar Association (May Meeting, Administrative Practice Committee), May 8, 2009