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Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

ONE THOMAS CIRCLE, NW, SUITE 1100, WASHINGTON, DC 20005, USA
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Work +1 202 862 5000
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Fax +1 202 429 3301
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www.caplindrysdale.com
New York, Washington DC

United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design
Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design - ranked: tier 4

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered’s Richard Skillman recently acted for the Kaiser Family Foundation in amendments to its qualified defined contribution and 403(b) plans and the regulatory compliance issues surrounding retiree medical plans. In the life insurance space, of counsel Ronald Cluett is currently advising VALIC on rule 409A compliance and a number of IRS approval letters. Also notable is Joanne Youn, who represents clients such as NASA Federal Credit Union, Middle East Broadcasting Networks and Teekay in matters pertaining to the merger of plans onto a single recordkeeping platform, tax regulations and the design of executive retirement plans. All named individuals are based in Washington DC.

Next generation lawyers

Ronald Cluett - Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

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United States: Tax

International tax
International tax - ranked: tier 3

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

At the ‘highly respectedCaplin & Drysdale, Chartered, Clark Armitage, Patricia Lewis and David Rosenbloom specialize in transfer pricing, with a particular emphasis on the negotiation of advance pricing agreements between taxpayers, the IRS and foreign tax authorities. Kirsten Burmester, the ‘absolutely phenomenalScott Michel and the ‘knowledgeable and experiencedMark Matthews are well versed in tax controversies arising from inbound and outbound operations. ‘"Go to" tax lawyerMark Allison and Jonathan Brenner lead the cross-border transaction team from New York, which is also where ‘great resourceZhanna Ziering is based. Michael Pfeifer and Anne O’Brien focus on expatriation planning. Attorneys mentioned are based in Washington DC unless otherwise indicated.

Leading lawyers

David Rosenbloom - Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Next generation lawyers

Zhanna Ziering - Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

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US taxes: contentious
US taxes: contentious - ranked: tier 1

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

At the ‘absolutely top-shelfCaplin & Drysdale, Chartered, ‘exceptional individual and outstanding tax lawyerScott Michel and New York-based Mark Allison specialize in civil and criminal tax controversies. Clark Armitage is well versed in transfer pricing and Michael Pfeifer is the key contact for expatriation planning. The practice has a client portfolio of multinational companies, financial institutions and high-net-worth families and individuals. Recent highlights include the conclusion of the team’s representation of all but two of seven separate Swiss financial institutions in the DOJ’s program to provide Swiss banks with a path to resolve potential criminal liabilities in the US. Of counsel Peter Barnes, Matthew Hicks, the ‘superbChristopher Rizek and the ‘top-flightNiles Elber are other names to note. New York’s Zhanna Ziering was promoted to partner in October 2016. Attorneys mentioned are based in Washington DC unless otherwise specified.

Leading lawyers

Scott Michel - Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Next generation lawyers

Niles Elber - Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

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