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ALI CLE Bestows Lifetime Achievement Award Upon Michael Pfeifer

November 2, 2018, ALI CLE

On November 2, 2018, Caplin & Drysdale’s Michael Pfeifer was distinguished for his lifetime of dedication and achievement serving as ALI CLE Planning Chair for the International Trust and Estate Planning Conference for over 20 years. Due in large part to Mr. Pfeifer’s efforts, the conference has become a must for international tax and trust professionals seeking practical strategies on the ever-changing issues confronting their clients.

Mr. Pfeifer's practice focuses on the international tax issues of wealthy individuals, including entertainers and athletes. He counsels clients on planning for pre-immigration and expatriation, as well as on structuring cross-border investments. Moreover, Mr. Pfeifer advises high-net-worth individuals on estate planning matters, including the use of domestic and foreign trusts, and tax controversy matters such as voluntary disclosure proceedings.

From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Pfeifer was Special Assistant to the Associate Chief Counsel (International) at the Internal Revenue Service, where he directed the legislative project that culminated in the 1996 foreign trust tax changes. He was also the primary architect of the Clinton Administration's expatriation tax proposal while at the IRS, including the revisions to the section 1441 withholding tax rules, and the development of the "check-the-box" rules for entity classification.


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