Caplin & Drysdale Announces Expansion of Tax Practice and Relocation of New York Office



                        Kipp Lanham: (202) 449-9807

NEW YORK, NY—September 20, 2012: Caplin & Drysdale today announced the relocation of its New York office to 600 Lexington Avenue effective September 24, 2012.  The move reflects the continued expansion of the firm's tax practice, which over the last 14 months added 9 attorneys.  This month, the firm welcomes Elan P. Keller – formerly Managing Director and Tax Director at Macquarie Holdings (USA) Inc. – as a member in the Corporate, Business & Transactional Tax, International Tax, and Tax Controversies practices in New York and Felix B. Laughlin, senior counsel in the Corporate, Business & Transactional Tax and Tax Controversies practices resident in the firm's DC office. 

"This marks a significant milestone for the firm," said Scott D. Michel, President of Caplin & Drysdale.  "It demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the growing needs of our global client base, and keeps us well-positioned for future growth."  Mr. Michel added "Elan and Felix are highly-skilled practitioners well-versed in matters relating to tax fraud, tax controversy, and cross-border tax issues.  Our clients will benefit greatly from their substantial experience in these areas.  They exemplify Caplin & Drysdale's high standards of client service, as well as our approach to providing efficient and comprehensive legal services." 

Mr. Keller and Mr. Laughlin join recent hires Mark D. Allison, who joined the firm as a member to bolster its Tax ControversiesInternational Tax, and Tax Litigation practices; of counsel Rachel L. Partain, who received the prestigious 2012 Nolan Fellowship awarded by the American Bar Association Section of Taxation to a select group of outstanding young tax lawyers across the nation; and associate Zhanna A. Ziering.  The new additions complement an established team of New York attorneys led by Elihu Inselbuch, a prominent litigator.  Mr. Inselbuch remarked, "The move and expansion ensures we have the right resources to accommodate continued growth of our tax practice, which, along with our strong litigation presence in the City, will further enhance our ability to serve our clients more efficiently across a wide range of tax legal issues and matters."

For more information on our New York office expansion, please see:

Caplin & Drysdale Taps Mark Allison to Bolster Tax Practices in New York
Caplin & Drysdale Welcomes Elan Keller to New York Tax Practice 

About Caplin & Drysdale
For more than 45 years, Caplin & Drysdale has been a leading provider of tax and legal services to companies, organizations, political entities, and individuals throughout the United States and around the world.  In addition to being routinely recognized in top rankings such as Chambers, Best Lawyers and Legal 500, our ranks include senior staff from the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Treasury, and the Justice Department whose substantial technical skill and considerable knowledge on how tax law is made and administered illustrate our commitment to client service.  We focus on minimizing our clients' tax liabilities without compromising the ethical principles essential to the integrity of the tax system.  With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York, the firm also provides counseling on matters relating to bankruptcy, political activity, exempt organizations, complex litigation, employee benefits, private client services, corporate law, and white collar defense.  For more information, please visit us at


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