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Al-Shathir Elected To the American College of Tax Counsel

The law firm of Capes Sokol is pleased to announce that Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir, Capes Sokol Shareholder, has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel (the “College”).

Membership in the College, a prestigious professional association established in 1981, is reserved for an elite group of tax attorneys in recognition of their exceptional reputations and contributions to the field of tax law.

In order to be elected a Fellow of the College, nominees must meet established criteria and undergo an arduous screening process. Fellows of the College, representing the top seven hundred tax attorneys across the United States, are renowned for their commitment to a “high standard of excellence and ethical performance in the practice of tax law.”

Laura is the 3rd member of Capes Sokol to achieve this distinction. Sanford J. Boxerman and David V. Capes were elected Fellows of the American College of Tax Counsel in 2016.

Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel

Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir counsels clients ranging from small and medium size businesses to multi-national companies, as well as non-profits. As outside counsel to her clients, she provides tax and business planning advice in various corporate transactions, including selection and formation of business entities, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation, and dissolutions and terminations of businesses.

TEFRAIn her tax practice, Laura represents clients’ interests in resolving disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and various State Departments of Revenue, whether guiding them through an income tax or sales and use tax audit or representing them in a tax appeal or in litigation. Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir was selected by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as a 2018 Women’s Justice Awards – General Practitioner Honoree and a 2014 Up & Coming Lawyer.

Capes Sokol’s Tax Controversy and Litigation practice represents individuals and businesses in civil and criminal tax disputes involving the Internal Revenue Service, various states’ Departments of Revenue and the United States Department of Justice. Esteemed leaders and lecturers in the business and academic communities, our team consists of attorneys and other professionals with vast experience handling tax controversy and litigation matters. It includes attorneys with advanced degrees in tax law and in-depth knowledge of international taxation, a Certified Public Accountant, a former federal tax prosecutor, a former public defender, and a retired IRS Special Agent.


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