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In Chambers' 2010 review of national legal talent in the area of "Wealth Management," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.
Nationwide Ranking: Tier 3
The Firm: This team assists families and individuals domestically and across the globe with the preservation, management and transfer of wealth. It represents entrepreneurs, private investors, business executives, multi-generational families and family offices on the planning and administration of substantial complex trusts and estates. In addition, the group advises public and private charities on tax and corporate compliance, and has extensive experience of assisting individuals and charitable institutions with the creation of major lifetime and testamentary charitable gifts.
Sources Say: "A forward-looking group that is developing some really innovative approaches to trusts and estates management."
Key Individuals: Chicago-based David Handler has a much admired trusts and estates planning and administration practice. He represents owners of closely held businesses, principals of private equity and venture capital funds, as well as families of significant wealth, public charities, and other tax-exempt entities. He is "a hard-working practitioner who produces really innovative ideas."
Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2010 — www.chambersandpartners.com.