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Dentons

Private Wealth Law

3 ranked individualsBand 2IowaHigh Net Worth 2020 View ranking table

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Davis Brown advises on trusts, estates and wills. The team represents high net worth individuals and families, and business owners, and its attorneys also advise on fiduciary litigation.

Sources highlight the strength of the team. "They're deep and have a good future in this practice area," notes one, and another says the firm has "very good planning lawyers."

Notable practitioners

Breanna Young has experience in a range of planning matters, and has a particular expertise in advising same-sex couples and transgender individuals on their estate planning. One wealth professional enthuses: "She is absolutely one of the upcoming superstars in the trust and estate world, but she already has significant skills." Another interviewee agrees, saying: "She is thoughtful, analytical, and compassionate toward the most vulnerable clients."

Margaret Van Houten chairs the firm's tax department. She advises on estate planning and administration, tax planning and trust administration, and her clients include wealthy individuals and families and business owners. A source says: "She is good to work with and has a very good reputation."

Thomas Houser advises wealthy clients on estate planning and administration and business succession planning. "He is very thoughtful and proactive and he's good about seeing the big picture," says an interviewee, adding: "He does a nice job of explaining to his client." Houser is regarded as "very smart and great to work with," and described as being "very knowledgeable - he will sort out your issues."

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Private Wealth Law


Breanna Young
Band 2
Margaret Van Houten
Band 2
Thomas Houser
Band 2