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Capes Sokol Welcomes Lynch to the Firm

Capes Sokol is pleased to announce that Calvin L. Lynch has joined the firm as an associate in the firm’s tax controversy and white collar criminal defense practice groups.

Calvin represents clients in civil and criminal tax disputes and litigation involving the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Justice and Missouri Department of Revenue. He handles audits, administrative appeals, voluntary disclosures, significant tax collection matters, trust fund penalty investigations, claims for refund and innocent spouse relief, and criminal tax investigations. Calvin also represents clients in other white-collar criminal matters involving allegations of financial fraud.

While in law school, Calvin clerked for a regional law firm and gained experience in criminal and civil litigation. He served as a law clerk at the Missouri Office of Public Counsel, an organization that represents and protects the interests of Missouri’s citizens and businesses as it relates to utility services. In addition, Calvin was as a graduate teaching assistant for an undergraduate business law course at the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business.

Prior to law school, Calvin worked for two Missouri members of Congress, first in Washington, D.C. as a district intern for Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer and then as an intern for Representative Jason Smith. In those roles, Calvin performed legislative research and helped constituents navigate government bureaucracy.

Calvin received his law degree in 2019 from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, where he was an associate managing editor on the Journal of Dispute Resolution and treasurer of the Federalist Society. In 2020, he received his Master of Laws in Tax Law/Taxation from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts (History) degree.

About Capes Sokol

Calvin follows other additions to the firm in the past year, including a three new litigation associates, two business and real estate attorneys, a new practice area, and four new litigation shareholders. Last year, Capes Sokol moved into a new, multi-floor office space in the Regions Centre in Clayton.

Capes Sokol is a St. Louis-based law firm focusing on corporate and real estate matters; business, commercial, intellectual property, and product liability litigation; employment law; tax litigation and controversy; white collar criminal defense; trusts and estates; entertainment and media; and digital currency and blockchain technology.

Capes Sokol’s Tax Controversy and Litigation practice group advocates for and defends clients in civil and criminal tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Department of Justice and state taxing authorities.  Our clients range from individuals to multi-national corporations and include closely held companies and non-profit entities. The practice group includes attorneys with advanced degrees in tax law, two Certified Public Accountants, a former federal tax prosecutor, a former public defender, and a highly regarded forensic accountant who previously spent 28 years working as a Special Agent for IRS-Criminal Investigation.

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