Ice Miller LLP

Private Wealth Law Department

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Ice Miller's trusts, estates and private wealth group advises wealthy clients on estate and business planning, trust and estate administration and charitable giving plans. "They have very large clients, they have very good clients," observes a source, who adds that "the team is very good at what it does."

The firm also handles trusts and estates disputes and is respected for its work in this area. "They also have a strong litigation team, they all do good work. I don't hesitate to refer to them when I'm conflicted," says a commentator.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Vento
  advises wealthy clients on estate planning and administration, business succession planning and trust administration. "He is able to analyse the essentials of a case and a problem quickly," says a source,continuing: "He is courteous but also a good advocate."

Gina Giacone
advises on a range of wealth transfer matters but is particularly well known for her expertise with charitable planning. A source says: "She's very friendly, easy-going andtechnically sound. She's more specialised in the non-profit world, which is good for this practice area."

Kristine Bouaichi
advises on estate and trust planning and administration, and charitable planning. Clients include high net worth individuals and families, and entrepreneurs. She also represents beneficiaries and corporate and individual trustees.