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Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Tax: Controversy

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded tax boutique with an impressive bench fielding expertise across both civil and criminal proceedings. Experienced in handling audits, voluntary disclosures and criminal inquiries. Regularly acts for clients including leading financial institutions in cross-border disputes such as transfer pricing cases. Strong profile for its representation of US clients with offshore bank accounts. Offers notable experience in the US, Brazilian, Australian and European markets.

Strengths

An impressed client says: "They are at the top of our list and our go-to tax advisers for hard questions. They have great contacts and know how to negotiate, balancing our needs and what will be acceptable to tax authorities."

One source notes: "They are very engaged in the tax community."

Another comments: "They have been a leader in the controversy space for decades."

Work highlights

Served as lead counsel representing all of the approximately 200 United States-based defendants in 10 federal district courts and three state courts who have been sued by the Government of Denmark based on an allegation of withholding tax fraud in filings with the Danish tax authority.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Rizek is considered an expert tax controversy litigator and brings experience in matters including captive insurance disputes and foreign asset reporting issues.
"He is a go-to civil tax lawyer; he's creative and extremely talented." "He is an excellent procedural tax controversy lawyer and he understands the intricacies. He is great at substantive issues."

Cono Namorato is an acknowledged leader in tax controversy law, and brings decades of experience handling a wide variety of issues for individual and corporate clients.

David Rosenbloom is an esteemed tax controversy attorney and is highlighted for his expertise in international disputes.
"He has an amazing international tax practice and is a dean in this space."

Mark Matthews is lauded for the depth and breadth of his expertise in criminal tax disputes, and offers particular experience in cross-border matters.
"He is very smart, an expert in criminal tax on the international side and is very highly regarded."

Scott Michel is an experienced counselor to prominent individuals and companies facing criminal tax investigations and related civil proceedings.
"He's an awesome guy - very competent and highly regarded."

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Tax: Controversy

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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Ranked Lawyers

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.

USA - Nationwide

Tax: Controversy


Christopher Rizek
Band 2
H David Rosenbloom
Senior Statespeople

Tax: Fraud


Cono R Namorato
Senior Statespeople
Mark E Matthews
Band 1
Scott D Michel
Band 1