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Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Private Wealth Law

3 ranked individualsBand 2District of ColumbiaHigh Net Worth 2021 View ranking table
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Caplin & Drysdale is considered a "leading tax firm" and "an exceptional firm to work with." The team advises high net worth individuals and families on an array of matters including cross-border tax and estate planning.

One commentator describes the firm as "terrific," explaining: "They are quality-oriented and the people they hire are highly educated. The partners have a variety of interests and also contribute to teaching in the wider community. They are one of the better firms in DC."

Notable practitioners

Anne O'Brien focuses her practice on cross-border tax and estate planning for domestic and international high net worth clients. "International planning is her strength," notes one source, and another comments: "She is technically strong and committed to the profession." Other interviewees describe her as a "very bright lawyer" and "excellent at dealing with complex situations."

Beth Shapiro Kaufman "commands a lot of respect from others - she's an excellent lawyer with very good judgement." Peers say that Kaufman "brings a great perspective to things," "is viewed as an honest professional who will not play games," and benefits from experience at the Treasury Department which "puts her in a special position to understand regulatory processes." A client also observes that "Beth is literally one of the best lawyers I have worked with in any capacity. She is at the top of the top. If there were an Olympic Gold medal for Beth’s abilities, she would get one. She is a superstar."

Megan Wernke advises high net worth clients on tax and estate planning, as well as probate and trust administration. "I think she is a star," reports a peer, and another source comments: "Megan Wernke is a top-notch young partner and her client service and attention to detail is excellent." An interviewee says: "She is very creative and can come up with great solutions."

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Private Wealth Law

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

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Location

One Thomas Circle NW

Suite 1100

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20005

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

District of Columbia

Private Wealth Law


Anne O'Brien
Band 2
Beth Shapiro Kaufman
Band 1
Megan Wernke
Band 3