Godfrey & Kahn, SC

Private Wealth Law Department

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"Wonderful firm" Godfrey & Kahn's estate planning, estate and trust administration group advises wealthy clients on a range of wealth transfer and tax matters. A source says it is a "marvellous practice."

One source highlights the expertise of the team, saying: "They are excellent technicians and very good attorneys." Another interviewee adds: "They do a really good job with business clients in particular."

Notable practitioners

Gardner Govan
advises wealthy clients on estate planning, business succession planning, probate and tax matters. A source enthuses: "He is just an outstanding lawyer, a really strong intellect, he is really first-rate." A peer adds: "He is a brilliant lawyer, a smarter person there is not, he knows everything."

Joan Klimpel
advises high net worth clients on estate and trust planning, trust administration and probate matters. She also advises on business succession planning and tax matters. A source says: "She is an excellent lawyer and has good technical skills." Another interviewee concurs: "She is a great technician and she has the ability to explain complicated complex ideas to lay people."