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

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Zhanna A. Ziering

Member, New York
(212) 379-6075 | v-card | PDF

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.


A strong supporter of the arts, Ms. Ziering offers pro bono tax representation to artists from a diverse range of industries, such as film, music, and fashion. She also provided counsel 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.

Professional Activities

An 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 also a proactive member in the Tax Sections of the New York State Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers' Association.

Awards & Rankings

  • The Legal 500, Next Generation Lawyers, 2018-Present; Recommended, 2017-Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • Super Lawyers, New York Rising Star, 2013-2017
  • The American Lawyer's Global Legal Award, Global Dispute of the Year: Investigations, Swiss Tax Settlements, 2015
  • Nolan Fellowship, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, 2013

Recent News

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Speaking Engagements

An avid lecturer on matters relating to tax law, Ms. Ziering has spoken on the following topics:

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Recent Publications

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