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Caplin & Drysdale Welcomes Elan Keller to New York Tax Practice

September 17, 2012, Caplin & Drysdale


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NEW YORK, NY—September 17, 2012:  Caplin & Drysdale announced today that Elan P. Keller has joined the firm as a member in its New York office.  Mr. Keller will be part of the Corporate, Business & Transactional Tax, International Tax, and Tax Controversies practice groups.  He was previously a Managing Director and Tax Director of Macquarie Holdings (USA) Inc. ("Macquarie"), where he oversaw Macquarie Americas' diverse structural and transaction-based initiatives from a tax perspective, including matters relating to domestic and international M&A; infrastructure and leasing transactions; structured finance and capital markets transactions; transfer pricing; fixed income; and oil, gas, energy, and natural resource transactions.

Highlights of Mr. Keller's tenure at Macquarie include the development and launch of Macquarie Americas' tax risk management framework, which involved the build up and management of Macquarie's tax legal and tax reporting functions with oversight of a team of more than twenty CPAs and tax lawyers.  Moreover, Mr. Keller took on a leadership role in numerous acquisitions across various business groups, including the acquisition of Delaware Investments in January 2010, which tripled assets under management for Macquarie Investment Management – Macquarie Group's largest acquisition at that time.  

"We are thrilled to welcome Elan to the firm," said Scott D. Michel, President of Caplin & Drysdale. "He is an ideal addition to our tax practice group and to our New York office, where his substantial experience across many of Caplin & Drysdale's practice areas will provide added depth to and greatly enhance our client relationships around the world."

Mr. Keller added, "I am very excited and honored to join Caplin & Drysdale and become part of a world-class firm committed to the practice of tax law.  My background as a Tax Director and as a CPA give me unique insights into the business sensitivities and objectives of senior tax, finance, and business executives, which will further broaden the firm's ability to provide value-added services to its clients."  

Mr. Keller graduated with honors from the University of Delaware and earned his Juris Doctorate cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law and his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.  He is also a licensed CPA.

For more information about our New York office expansion, please go to:

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Having celebrated our 50th Anniversary in 2014, Caplin & Drysdale continues to be a leading provider of tax, tax controversy, and litigation legal services to corporations, individuals, and nonprofits throughout the United States and around the world. We are also privileged to serve as legal advisors to accounting firms, financial institutions, law firms, and other professional services organizations.

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-Business, Investment & Transactional Tax
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-International Tax
-Political Law
-Private Client
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-Tax Litigation
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