Cavitch Familo & Durkin

Private Wealth Law Department

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Cavitch Familo & Durkin provides a wide range of services to high net worth individuals and families. The team regularly advises on estate planning, charitable issues, probate matters and family business planning. Members of the team also represent clients in probate and trust litigation matters.

Multiple sources describe it as a "good firm," and one interviewee says that "they have a couple of high-profile practitioners, and those individuals have a high-level practice."

Notable practitioners

James Dickinson is well known for his practice advising business owners and executives on estate planning and asset protection matters. "He has been focused on closely held businesses and their owners," says a source, adding: "He occupies a prominent space in our market when it comes to that skill set." Interviewees praise Dickinson for his "very, very good people skills," and one source says he "knows what he is doing and is a careful lawyer."

Roy Krall is "one of the most intellectual lawyers I have met," enthuses a source, who continues: "He is very generous and active at the statewide level for development of the law. He is very practical and is able to provide the highest-level solutions." Krall assists with estate planning, trusts and probate matters. "He is very meticulous and pretty knowledgeable about tax issues, and has a good analytical mind," according to one interviewee. Another states: "He has tremendous financial acumen - he handles sophisticated financial matters. He is an impressive individual and a real talented guy."