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Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

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Mark D. Allison

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Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

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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.

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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.

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