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Caplin & Drysdale Named Top Tier Firm for Tax Controversy

June 8, 2015


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Legal 500 Recognizes Firm's Core Practice Groups

WASHINGTON, DC — June 8, 2015: The 2015 U.S. edition of The Legal 500 names  Caplin & Drysdale a Top Tier Firm for Tax Controversy and  bestows "Leading Lawyer" status for a third consecutive year to H. David Rosenbloom for International Tax and Christopher S. Rizek for Tax Controversy.  "Our continued appearance in The Legal 500 ranking reflects the importance we place on having strong client relationships and an uncompromising, high level of service from our team," said Firm President Beth Shapiro Kaufman.  The ranking assesses the legal strength of law firms and highlights the legal teams who provide the most cutting edge and innovative advice to in-house counsel.

Client comments below further demonstrate Caplin & Drysdale's proven advocacy for the best interests of their clients' business, personal, and legal challenges in the U.S. and abroad.

- Tax Controversy: "The crème de la crème of U.S. tax controversy, with extremely client-friendly lawyers."
- Not-for-Profit: "An excellent reputation for its work with exempt organizations."
- International Tax: "Outstanding, responsive, and pleasant to deal with."
- Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation: The group "is bolstered by its renowned tax expertise."
- Corporate Restructuring/Bankruptcy: "A top choice for unique cases."

Recommended attorneys and practice groups include:

Tax — Tax Controversy (Tier 1)
- Mark D. Allison (New York)
- Mark E. Matthews (Washington)
- Scott D. Michel (Washington)
- Christopher S. Rizek (Washington)
- Charles M. Ruchelman (Washington)

Finance — Not-for-Profit (Tier 2)
- William M. Klimon (Washington)
- Mark E. Matthews (Washington)
- Douglas N. Varley (Washington)

Tax — International Tax (Tier 3)
Mark D. Allison (New York)
- J. Clark Armitage (Washington)
- Peter A. Barnes (Washington)
Patricia Gimbel Lewis (Washington)

Labor and Employment — Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation (Tier 4)
- Patricia Gimbel Lewis (Washington)
- Richard W. Skillman (Washington)
- Joanne C. Youn (Washington)

Finance — Corporate Restructuring/Bankruptcy (Tier 6)
- Elihu Inselbuch (New York)
- Peter Van N. Lockwood (Washington)
- Trevor W. Swett, III (Washington) 


About Caplin & Drysdale
Celebrating our 55th Anniversary in 2019, Caplin & Drysdale continues to be a leading provider of 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.

The firm's reputation over the years has earned us the trust and respect of clients, industry peers, and government agencies. Moreover, clients rely on our broad knowledge of the law and our keen insights into their business concerns and personal interests. Our lawyers' strong tactical and problem-solving skills -- combined with substantial experience handling a variety of complex, high stakes, matters in a boutique environment -- make us one the nation's most distinctive law firms.

With offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., Caplin & Drysdale's core practice areas include:
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