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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

Ongoing clients for the team at Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered include NASA Federal Credit Union, Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Public Welfare Foundation and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The team has expertise in drafting 409A, 457(f) and 457A deferred compensation plans as well as the application of 403(b) ‘church plans’. Practice head Richard W. Skillman and of counsel Ronald G. Cluett are key names for this Washington DC-based practice. Joanne Youn left the firm for an in-house position at TrustBridge Global Foundation in Switzerland.

Next Generation Partners

Ronald Cluett - Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

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United States: Tax

International tax
International tax - ranked: tier 3

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

At Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, J. Clark Armitage, now president of the firm, specializes in advance pricing agreements and competent authority matters for corporations. Patricia Lewis advises on this as well as tax controversy and audit issues. David Rosenbloom  offers similar expertise, as does Mark Allison in New York. Also in New York, Jonathan Brenner, a UK and Luxembourg tax expert, and Zhanna Ziering are notable. Michael Pfeifer and Anne J. O'Brien focus on expatriation planning. Kirsten Burmester also acts for private clients as well as some businesses, and Scott Michel focuses on criminal tax matters with international aspects. Attorneys mentioned are based in Washington DC unless otherwise indicated.

Leading lawyers

David Rosenbloom - Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Next Generation Partners

Zhanna Ziering - Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

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

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Praised for its 'unique characteristics', Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered provides clients with expertise in civil tax disputes, criminal tax matters, and issues related to undisclosed offshore accounts. 'Accessible and knowledgeable' Scott Michel in Washington DC and New York-based Mark Allison lead the team. Allison is lead counsel representing 110 of 140 US-based defendants in ten federal district courts and three state courts who have been sued by the Government of Denmark, based on an allegation of withholding tax fraud in filings with the Danish tax authority; the matter is valued at $2bn. Michel and DC-based Mark Matthews represented two Swiss financial institutions in relation to the DOJ's Swiss Bank Program. Other notable practitioners include Charles Ruchelman, Niles Elber, Matthew Hicks and Christopher Rizek in Washington DC. Associate Sae Jin Yoon is a rising star. Victor Jaramillo in DC was made partner in 2018.

Leading lawyers

Scott Michel - Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Next Generation Partners

Niles Elber - Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Rising stars

Sae Jin Yoon - Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

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US taxes: non-contentious
US taxes: non-contentious - ranked: tier 7

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered has ‘strong command of the relevant tax considerations for private equity investments’and also has ‘clear awareness of a client's commercial goals and objectives’. The practice group regularly handles private equity and hedge fund formation, business and asset disposals, and restructuring. Lead partner Jonathan S. Brenner in New York is rated for his ‘responsiveness and knowledge of the tax aspects of outbound and inbound investments’; indeed, Brenner is ‘a practical lawyer, who understands how issues get resolved and how deals get done’.

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