Al-Shathir and Boxerman Elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

Capes Sokol is pleased to announce that Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir and Sanford J. Boxerman, shareholders, have been elected Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). The ABF limits membership to just one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by their peers and selected by the ABF Board.

The ABF Fellows is a global honorary society that recognizes attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. ABF Fellows hail from nearly 40 countries and hold a wide variety of influential roles. Notable ABF Fellows include Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, and former United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir

Laura serves as tax and corporate counsel to businesses in a variety of industries. Her clients range from multi-national corporations to small businesses and include limited liability companies, S corporations, and non-profits. Laura provides business planning advice in a wide variety of corporate transactions, focusing on the associated federal income tax issues. She also represents clients in income tax and in sales and uses tax controversies throughout the United States.  Laura is currently serving as a Vice-Chair of the S Corporations Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation.

Sanford J. Boxerman

Sandy represents individuals and entities in white collar criminal prosecutions, internal investigations and criminal and civil tax matters. He also counsels clients in the digital currency and blockchain space, particularly regarding regulatory and tax matters.  Sandy chairs Capes Sokol’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations practice group, and the firm’s Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology practice group. He is an inaugural member of the Digital Currency and Ledger Defense Coalition.

More About the ABF Fellows

The ABF Fellows serve as stewards of the American Bar Foundation, an independent, nonprofit research organization which conducts short- and long-term socio-legal research projects. The ABF’s mission is to serve the legal profession, the public, and the academy through empirical research, publications, and programs that advance justice and the understanding of law. The ABF’s research falls under one of three categories: learning and practicing law; protecting rights and accessing justice; and making and implementing law. The Foundation is committed to broad dissemination of research findings to the organized bar, scholars, and the general public.

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