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Boxerman & Capes Elected To the American College of Tax Counsel

The law firm of Capes Sokol is pleased to announce that Sanford J. Boxerman and David V. Capes have been elected Fellows 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.”

Sanford J. Boxerman, one of Capes Sokol’s founders and currently Chair of the firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations practice group, defends individuals and corporations in white collar investigations and prosecutions. In addition to his active criminal defense practice, he represents taxpayers in civil and criminal tax matters.  Sandy is a frequent presenter and speaker at educational seminars for lawyers and others, discussing a wide variety of legal areas, most recently in the area of Bitcoin. Additionally, he is a regular contributor to the Journal of Passthrough Entities, and he has also been published in the St. Louis Bar Journal, the St. Louis Lawyer, and other publications about a variety of topics.

David V. Capes, also one of the firm’s founders, defends individuals and businesses under investigation for and/or charged with federal tax and other white collar crimes. For over 40 years, David has been continuously recognized as one of the top civil tax controversy and white collar defense attorneys in St. Louis.  Most recently, David V. Capes was selected as the Best Lawyers © 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation and Controversy – Tax in the St. Louis area.

The Capes Sokol Civil and Criminal Tax Controversy Group, whose members have received a variety of local and national awards and recognitions, represents taxpayers and tax professionals in disputes primarily involving the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Justice. Esteemed leaders and lecturers in the business and academic communities, the team is comprised of a retired IRS Special Agent, two former federal tax prosecutors, a licensed CPA and attorneys with advanced degrees in tax law.

About Capes Sokol

At Capes Sokol, we strive to find the best solutions to our client's legal problems and to turn even complex challenges into opportunities. That’s why each member of our St. Louis-based team is committed to looking at every issue from multiple angles. We bring teamwork and collaboration across disciplines. We take the time to listen and understand our clients' industries, problems and challenges. And then we apply deep legal knowledge, experience and creativity all leading to strategies and execution that just make sense.

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