Cozen O'Connor

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Cozen O'Connor is a "top-notch firm" with a "very strong, great group of lawyers," a source says. It is a full-service, international firm that offers a comprehensive range of private client services.

It is "a great firm," says one interviewee, with "lots of breadth and depth of experience." This source continues: "They have good attorneys and they're vast - any area of the law you need assistance with, they can do it."

Notable practitioners

Amanda DiChello is "extraordinarily bright," according to one wealth professional, who adds: "She's very responsive and a very fine attorney." This source praises both the planning and litigation sides of DiChello's practice, saying: "She's very cutting-edge in her techniques on the estate planning side and tenacious on the litigation side."

A local adviser reports that Lester Lipschutz is "a top estate planning partner" who is "very knowledgeable and takes an entrepreneurial approach to each situation." Another interviewee says: "He's an exceptional estate planning lawyer with deep knowledge and experience in ultra high net worth-related issues." A fellow attorney notes that Lipschutz "does some highly technical work and has a very strong reputation," and describes him as "great, smart, capable, thoughtful and intuitive."

Robert Friedman is co-chair of the firm's private client services group. He advises high net worth individuals on estate and trust planning and administration. He also advises on business succession planning and charitable planning, as well as tax matters. He is described by a fellow attorney as "a good lawyer."