Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Private Wealth Law Department

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Dinsmore & Shohl is highly experienced in assisting high net worth individuals with their estate and tax planning needs. One local source notes: "They are a fine firm, a really excellent firm and they have some great individuals."

The team can also provide business succession and special needs planning, in addition to fiduciary services. The team regularly represents closely held business owners, wealthy individuals and families. Market insiders describe it as a "strong domestic group" which is "top-notch."

Notable practitioners

Lee Stautberg advises owners of closely held businesses on their estate and succession planning. "She is a go-getter, she is impressive and exudes self-confidence," according to one source. Another states that "she is knowledgeable, thoughtful and analytical but she is also very personable. She is serious about her work and good at what she does. She is first-rate in what she does and has learned a lot."

Michael Cooney counsels wealthy individuals, families, trustee and beneficiaries on a range of estate planning matters. "He is the real deal," according to one source, and another states that "he creates confidence and is sensitive." Cooney is praised as "a good and trusted counsellor" and a "knowledgeable estate planner." One market insider says he is "very thoughtful" and "has a great breadth of knowledge," adding: "I have the highest regard for him."