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Caplin & Drysdale Names Beth Kaufman President

January 26, 2015, Caplin & Drysdale

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:      Sheryl K. Miller – 202.862.7857 / smiller@capdale.com

Esteemed Member Becomes President of the Firm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 26, 2015: Caplin & Drysdale today announced that Beth Shapiro Kaufman has been named President of the Firm. Scott D. Michel, who held the reins for eight years, will continue as a member of the Board of Directors, and also maintain his thriving Tax Controversy practice. "Beth brings significant and proven leadership skills, as well as extensive knowledge, experience, and wisdom to the position," said Mr. Michel. "Under Beth's leadership, we will continue to strengthen our client-focused philosophy and collegial culture." Ms. Kaufman, an active member of the Firm's Private Client Group and a long-time member of the Firm's Board of Directors, added, "I am honored to have this opportunity, and look forward to working with our lawyers and support staff to undertake strategic initiatives that not only enhance our relationships with existing clients, but that grow our practice regionally, nationally, and globally."

Ms. Kaufman rejoined Caplin & Drysdale's Private Client Group in 2001 after working for over six years in the Treasury Department's Office of Tax Policy. Serving first as Attorney Advisor and then as Associate Tax Legislative Counsel, Ms. Kaufman had principal responsibility for all tax policy matters affecting trusts and estates, including estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes, as well as income taxation of trusts and estates.

Wealthy clients rely on Ms. Kaufman's counsel on matters involving their estate planning needs. She also advises lawyers and other professionals on complex issues regarding estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes. Ms. Kaufman is frequently retained by counsel to assist in estate and gift tax audits, to advocate a taxpayer's position before the Internal Revenue Service, or to seek a private letter ruling.

While with the government, Ms. Kaufman was the primary Treasury representative involved in the legislative and regulatory developments affecting the taxation of trusts and estates. Legislative projects included the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 and the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001. Regulatory projects included regulations on qualified domestic trusts, generation-skipping transfer tax, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, adequate disclosure for gift tax purposes, separate share, definition of foreign and domestic trusts, and valuation tables.

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About Caplin & Drysdale
For a half a century, Caplin & Drysdale has been a leading firm serving the legal needs of corporations, nonprofits, and high net-worth individuals. With offices in Washington, D.C., and New York City, the firm provides legal services in the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and creditors' rights, tax, tax controversy, political activity, exempt organizations, employee benefits, private client services, corporate law, and white collar defense. For more information, please visit us at www.caplindrysdale.com.

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About Caplin & Drysdale
Having celebrated our 50th Anniversary in 2014, Caplin & Drysdale continues to be a leading provider of tax, tax controversy, and litigation 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:

-Bankruptcy
-Business, Investment & Transactional Tax
-Complex Litigation
-Corporate Law
-Employee Benefits
-Exempt Organizations
-International Tax
-Political Law
-Private Client
-Tax Controversies
-Tax Litigation
-White Collar Defense

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
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New York, NY 10022
212.379.6000

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Disclaimer
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All Rights Reserved.

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