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Caplin & Drysdale Earns Top Ranking in 2021 "Best Lawyers in America"

August 20, 2020, U.S. News & World Report

Twenty-one Caplin & Drysdale's attorneys have earned a spot in the 2021 publication of Best Lawyers In America©. Moreover, Douglas N. Varley and Richard W. Skillman have both been named “Lawyer of the Year" an honor which is awarded to the attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for each specific practice area and geographic region. Also making their appearance on the list for the first time is Peter A Barnes and Charles M. Ruchelman from the Washington, D.C. office and Zhanna A. Ziering from the New York City office. Best Lawyers In America© is published by U.S. News & World Report, the ranking is a useful guide for businesses and wealthy individuals seeking legal counsel.

Caplin & Drysdale attorneys recognized with a listing include (* indicates attorneys listed for ten years or more):

Attorney

Practice

Location

J. Clark Armitage

Tax Law

Washington, DC

Peter A. Barnes

Tax Law

Washington, DC

Steven P. Hannes*

Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Tax Law

Washington, DC

Beth Shapiro Kaufman*

Trusts and Estates

Washington, DC

William M. Klimon

Nonprofit / Charities Law

Washington, DC

Patricia Gimbel Lewis*

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Tax Law

Washington, DC

Jeffrey A. Liesemer*

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights
Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy

Washington, DC

Kevin C. Maclay

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights
Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Washington, DC

Mark E. Matthews

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Washington, DC

Scott D. Michel*

Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Tax Law

Washington, DC

Cono R. Namorato*

Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Tax Law

Washington, DC

Anne J. O'Brien*

Trusts and Estates

Washington, DC

Trevor Potter

Government Relations Practice

Washington, DC

Christopher S. Rizek*

Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Tax Law

Washington, DC

Charles M. Ruchelman

Litigation and Controversy – Tax

Washington, DC

H. David Rosenbloom*

Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Tax Law

Washington, DC

Richard W. Skillman*

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Tax Law

Washington, DC

Walter B. Slocombe*

Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Tax Law

Washington, DC

Stafford C. Smiley

Trusts and Estates
Tax Law

Washington, DC

Douglas N. Varley

Nonprofit / Charities Law

Washington, DC

Zhanna A. Ziering

Litigation and Controversy – Tax

New York, NY
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About Caplin & Drysdale
Celebrating our 55th Anniversary in 2019, Caplin & Drysdale continues to be a leading provider of legal services to corporations, individuals, and nonprofits throughout the United States and around the world. We are also privileged to serve as legal advisors to accounting firms, financial institutions, law firms, and other professional services organizations.

The firm's reputation over the years has earned us the trust and respect of clients, industry peers, and government agencies. Moreover, clients rely on our broad knowledge of the law and our keen insights into their business concerns and personal interests. Our lawyers' strong tactical and problem-solving skills -- combined with substantial experience handling a variety of complex, high stakes, matters in a boutique environment -- make us one the nation's most distinctive law firms.

With offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., Caplin & Drysdale's core practice areas include:
For more information, please visit us at www.caplindrysdale.com.
Washington, DC Office:
One Thomas Circle NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
202.862.5000
New York, NY Office:
600 Lexington Avenue
21st Floor
New York, NY 10022
212.379.6000

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