New York, NY:

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

  • New York, NY
  • 600 Lexington Avenue, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10022
  • Peer Reviews

    4.9/5.0 (24)
  • Profile Visibility [ i ]

About our New York, NY: office

FIRM OVERVIEW: Founded by former IRS Commissioner Mortimer Caplin, Caplin & Drysdale has long been a boutique tax law firm with offices in Washington, DC and New York. It also maintains practices in the fields of tax-exempt organizations, creditors' rights and bankruptcy litigation, and political activity law. The firm's tax practice focuses on international planning for businesses and private clients, tax controversies of all kinds (civil and criminal), employee benefits, and trusts and estates. Caplin & Drysdale represents a full spectrum of tax-exempt organizations and counsels a diverse clientele in compliance with political activities law, government ethics rules, and lobbying registration and disclosure requirements. The firm's litigators have extensive experience in asbestos-related bankruptcy cases, class actions for resolving mass tort liabilities, fraudulent conveyance suits, and other business controversies.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Tax Controversies, Tax Crimes & Tax Litigation: Caplin & Drysdale has been engaged in this practice area for over 45 years, with significant experience in all phases of tax controversy, fraud and tax litigation. The firm also has a robust practice in the area of voluntary disclosures, particularly involving undeclared offshore accounts, which has been an increasing focus of IRS enforcement efforts.

International Tax: Caplin & Drysdale advises clients on matters relating to the taxation of international transactions, operations, and investments and transfer pricing, including tax-efficient structuring of cross-border investments and transactions, as well as optimum use of tax treaties, foreign tax credits, tax deferral, and entity classification.

Tax Exempt Organizations: Serving some of the nation's most prominent private foundations, public charities and other non-profit organizations, the firm has handled a wide range of operational and governance issues for exempt organizations. The group counsels clients on political and lobbying issues, assists clients in raising revenue through a variety of business structures, advises regarding unrelated business tax issues, and monitors relevant legislative and regulatory activities. The firm also represents clients in high profile, complex IRS examinations.

Bankruptcy & Complex Litigation: Caplin & Drysdale has served as creditors' committee counsel for asbestos victims in approximately 20 major corporate reorganizations under Chapter 11. The firm also has substantial experience in other forms of complex litigation, including class actions leading to global mass-tort resolutions, investor suits for securities fraud, creditors' challenges to corporate spin-offs under the law of fraudulent transfers and successor liability, and other business disputes.

Political Law: The firm regularly counsels clients on the laws pertaining to government ethics, lobbying, and campaign finance. The group's attorneys have represented clients on both sides of the political aisle, including corporations, trade associations, connected and non-connected political action committees, political parties, private individuals, presidential campaigns and high profile federal, state, and local candidates.

Private Client: Caplin & Drysdale counsels individuals and families on domestic and cross-border income and estate planning issues, including the use of trusts, foundations and wills and the application of tax treaties. The firm represents domestic and international clients in disputes with the IRS regarding their income, estate, gift and generation skipping transfer tax liabilities.

Employee Benefits: The firm provides legal advice to employers and plan service providers in the following areas: design and administration of qualified plans, legislative and regulatory changes, representation before the Internal Revenue Service, compliance with Title I of ERISA, executive compensation, health and welfare benefits, tax-exempt and governmental employer representation, financial institution and service provider counseling, and employee benefits dispute resolution.

Office Details

Contact Information:
212-379-6000  Phone
212-379-6001  Fax
www.caplindrysdale.com
Mailing Address:
600 Lexington Avenue, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10022
Office Size:
7
Year Established:
1964

Practice & Industry Groups

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

Areas of Practice (14)

Specific Areas of Practice for our New York office:

  • Tax Controversies
  • Tax Litigation
  • Tax Crimes
  • International Tax
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Bankruptcy
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Complex Litigation
  • Election, Campaign and Political Law
  • Private Client
  • Employee Benefits
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Tax
  • White Collar Defense

People (7)

Tax Controversies, Tax Litigation, International Tax, Business, Investment & Transactional Tax

Peer Reviews
No Reviews

Business, International Tax, Private Client, Investment & Transactional Tax

Peer Reviews
5.0/5.0 (1) Review

Tax Controversies, Tax Litigation

Peer Reviews
4.8/5.0 (10) Reviews

Tax Controversies, Tax Crimes, Tax Litigation, International Tax

Peer Reviews
No Reviews

Business, Investment & Transactional Tax, International Tax, Private Client

Peer Reviews
No Reviews

Business, Investment & Transactional Tax

Peer Reviews
No Reviews

Tax Controversies

Peer Reviews
No Reviews

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (24 reviews)
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Rachel Leigh Partain by a Other Legal Professional on 05/07/13 in Tax Law

    Rachel is a highly experienced and knowledgeable tax controversy and litigation attorney. I worked with her on several large-case tax controversy matters before IRS Appeals and in other contexts. She has always impressed me with her ability to conv... Read more

    Read more

    Rachel is a highly experienced and knowledgeable tax controversy and litigation attorney. I worked with her on several large-case tax controversy matters before IRS Appeals and in other contexts. She has always impressed me with her ability to convey complex tax concepts in a clear and understandable manner without overlooking the needed details and with her ability to stay calm and focused under pressure. Read less

    Read less
  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Mortimer M. Caplin by a Managing Partner on 05/21/14 in Tax Law

See All 24 Reviews »


*Attorneys who only have peer reviews prior to April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Documents (37)

Documents by this Firm on Martindale.com

New York, New York

Loading gif
  • map pin 1
    New York, NY
    600 Lexington Avenue, 21st Floor
    New York, NY 10022

    Get Directions

Contact Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Required Fields

Required Fields


By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.