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Three Capes Sokol Attorneys Selected to 2022 POWER List for Tax

Capes Sokol proudly announces that, for the second year in a row, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (“MLW”)  has selected Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir, Sara G. Neill and Michelle F. Schwerin for inclusion in the MLW 2022 POWER LIST – Tax, recognizing influential tax attorneys in Missouri.

To compile the 2022 POWER LIST, a regular feature from Missouri Lawyers Media, the MLW editorial team interviewed attorneys and other leaders around the state, reviewed records of verdicts and settlements, and consulted Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s archives.

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. As special tax counsel, she represents clients in income tax and in sales and use tax controversies throughout the United States. Laura assists clients with resolving complex tax controversy matters at the examination level, in IRS appeals, in the U.S. Tax Court, and in making voluntary disclosures.

To read Laura’s feature in the list, please visit: The 2022 POWER List: Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir

Sara G. Neill

Sara represents clients who are under criminal tax investigation or charged with tax and other financial crimes. Sara also represents clients in federal tax audits, administrative appeals and litigation before the U.S. Tax Court and federal district courts. She has defended many tax practitioners, primarily lawyers and accountants, in IRS investigations and matters involving the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility and State licensing boards. Sara is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, an adjunct professor at Washington University Law School where she teaches a course on Tax Fraud Investigations and Prosecutions, and a Vice-Chair of the ABA Tax Section’s Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee. Sara previously served as President of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

To read Sara’s feature in the list, please visit: The 2022 POWER List: Sara G. Neill

Michelle F. Schwerin

Michelle, an attorney and certified public accountant, represents individuals and businesses in a variety of white collar and civil and criminal tax matters, including criminal investigations and litigation, civil tax liability disputes, innocent spouse claims, refund claims and litigation, and preparer and promoter penalty investigations. She currently serves as Vice Chairman on the Board of Police Commissioners for the St. Louis County Police Department. She is actively involved in several other professional organizations, including the Missouri Society of CPAs, Women’s White Collar Defense Association, and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Michelle is a co-chair of the Subcommittee on Important Developments in Criminal Litigation for the ABA Tax Section’s Criminal and Civil Penalties Committee. Michelle is an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law’s LL.M program.

To read Michelle’s feature in the list, please visit: The 2022 POWER List: Michelle F. Schwerin

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