Caplin & Drysdale Builds for a Cause


Who says Caplin & Drysdale doesn't get down and dirty!!!  A crew of attorneys and support staff came together on July 9, 2015 to help Washington, D.C., families achieve the goal of home ownership.  Through Buildable Hours, a nonprofit co-founded by Member Scott D. Michel, the crew got to work on three separate buildings putting in stairways, installing siding on the exteriors, framing windows, and putting down pavers for a driveway.  "Habit for Humanity and Buildable Hours do great work to provide beautiful, cutting-edge, energy-efficient homes to underserved families and communities," said Ria Caldwell, a Summer Associate with the firm.  "It was extremely gratifying to create something that will enhance the lives of families, maybe for generations to come."

More About Buildable Hours
Buildable Hours, Inc. is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization of law firms committing financial and physical resources to build homes with local Habitat for Humanity organizations for deserving families.  The organization was founded in 2001 by Roger Goldman,  a partner in the Washington, D.C. Office of Latham & Watkins, and Scott Michel, a Member in the Washington, D.C. firm of Caplin & Drysdale.  For more information, please visit their website at


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