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In April 2020, the top-ranked High Net Worth team at Franklin left to set up Barré & Associés. This team enjoys an excellent reputation in the private wealth market, particularly for international work. While they were at Franklin, the avocats were praised for their strong capabilities in cross-border tax matters, and their pragmatic, problem-solving approach to complex cases.
The team often handles tax litigation matters, and its lawyers also have strong expertise in tax investigations and defending high net worth individuals facing prosecution for tax fraud.
Jérome Barré enjoys an exceptional reputation for his work in private wealth, tax and international trusts, regularly handling the most complex and high-value tax matters. He is described as "very able, and excellent at putting things in the proper perspective" by one source. Another adds: "He is the kind of lawyer you need and want when it comes to a very complex and difficult legal issue in France."
Julia Novak is described as "precise, clear and practical" by one fellow lawyer. Her respected private client work includes a depth of experience in real estate matters.