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"For half a century, Caplin & Drysdale has attracted lawyers and support staff from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We provide a stimulating work environment that encourages individual career development. An associate recently commented, ‘C&D's values of excellence, scholarship, community, and family are, in fact, expressed on a daily basis by the Members, associates and support staff.'"

Mortimer M. Caplin
Founding Member

In an era when law firms are growing rapidly and multinational accounting firms are pursuing the practice of tax law, Caplin & Drysdale chooses to remain small. For half a century, we have focused on providing unparalleled service to our clients in a culture that enables our lawyers to have full and enriched lives outside the firm.

As a boutique, we offer sophisticated legal services in tax, litigation, political law, and employee benefits. Our practice is largely split into two areas, tax law and litigation.  We serve some of the largest multinational corporations in the world; as well as high-net-worth individuals and their families; and several of the nation's most prominent foundations, public charities, and other nonprofit organizations. 

The firm's tax lawyers comprise one of the most highly-skilled groups of tax practitioners in the country.  Approximately 50% of our attorneys have previously held senior positions in government agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Election Commission, and the Justice Department.  We represent a full range of clients, from individuals to multinational corporations, in a broad spectrum of tax matters.  Those matters include resolving major tax disputes, planning complex international transactions, and providing counsel to many of the largest and most prestigious tax-exempt organizations in the world. We rarely handle "routine" tax matters, with most of our engagements involving issues of first impression requiring creativity and sophisticated legal analysis.

Caplin & Drysdale's litigators come with outstanding academic and professional credentials, including Supreme Court clerkships and experience as senior federal prosecutors. The firm's Complex Litigation Group handles cutting-edge commercial litigation and challenging criminal matters, including class actions, creditors' rights, and tax litigation. Furthermore, our litigators efficiently handle matters of varying sizes, emphasizing close communication with clients, hands-on involvement by senior lawyers, and lean staffing in relation to the size of the matters being handled.

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