Our Practices
Our Practices
Caplin & Drysdale has provided comprehensive legal service since 1964. We have remained a boutique law firm that focuses in tax, political law, employee benefits, exempt organizations, complex litigation, tax controversies and white collar crime. Our style of practice is aimed at minimizing our clients' liabilities without compromising the ethical principles that are essential to the legal system.

Featured Practices

Business, Investment & Transactional Tax

Caplin & Drysdale has broad experience advising business entities and their principals in tax planning with respect to both their operations and their transactions. Clients include domestic and foreign manufacturing and service companies, fund managers, financial institutions and insurance companies. The firm regularly advises with respect to corporate tax, partnership tax, subchapter S, the taxation of executive compensation, the taxation of financial products, the taxation of regulated investment companies and real estate investment trusts, the taxation of insurance companies and products, the taxation of royalty streams, tax accounting and payroll and other withholding taxes.

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Political Law

Federal, state, and local laws that govern political activities are increasingly numerous and complex. Inappropriate or illegal political activity can hinder work on important policy issues, impact a corporation's bottom line, or undermine a promising candidacy. Caplin & Drysdale's bipartisan Political Law group provides businesses, trade associations, non-profits, candidates, and activists with timely, concise counsel on the high-stakes legal issues that involve "pay-to-play" restrictions, lobbying regulations, campaign finance laws, and ethics rules. 

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Private Client

Our private client group counsels individuals and families on domestic and cross-border tax and estate planning issues, including the use of trusts, partnerships, corporations, foundations and wills and the application of tax treaties. We also represent domestic and international clients in disputes with the IRS regarding their income, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax liabilities. We help individuals with their tax compliance issues, including pre- and post-immigration issues for international clients. We are one of the few firms with a focus on expatriation. Our attorneys draw upon their vast experience both in private practice and in government service to bring a uniquely informed perspective to our representations.  Learn more

Tax Controversies

An IRS examination or audit can disrupt your business operations and, if not handled properly and controlled, can materially affect your relationships with third parties and shareholders, and ultimately your bottom line and share price. A taxpayer involved in an international tax controversy can face special challenges and opportunities, such as issues relating to foreign-based documents, the IRS's international summons and collection authority, and invocation of the Competent Authority relief procedures. Clients call upon Caplin & Drysdale for our broad knowledge of the tax controversy process and our superior relationships with the IRS and foreign tax authorities. Learn more