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John P. Caviness

Eastman Chemical Company
Director of Internaional Tax
Kingsport, WI, USA


John Caviness has practiced law for 20 years and is the lead internal legal advisor for Caterpillar Inc. on all tax matters, including complex international tax planning and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, tax controversies and audits, and legislative/regulatory activities.

Prior to joining Caterpillar, John was in private practice for many years, representing business clients in a wide array of industries and tax matters. John also taught Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders at the graduate level and has participated in drafting tax law and regulations.

John graduated from the University of California (B.A. 1985), University of San Diego School of Law (J.D. 1991) and University of Florida College of Law (LL.M. Taxation 1996).
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