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Ivins, Phillips & Barker

Private Wealth Law

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Tax boutique Ivins, Phillips & Barker enjoy a strong reputation in the market for its substantial experience advising high net worth individuals and families. "I think Ivins, Phillips & Barker's focus on tax matters allows it to be thinking ahead of other firms on how changes in tax legislation can help their clients achieve their goal," observes an interviewee, adding: "They are my go-to law firm when one of my clients has a difficult tax or estate planning issue to resolve."

One source comments: "They are a very high-level firm. They are straight to the point and very efficient." Another says: "I have always found them to be very approachable and very good."

Notable practitioners

Brenda Jackson-Cooper is well known for advising high net worth clients on a full array of matters, with particular expertise handling LGBTQ+ estate planning. "I love working with her," reports a source, explaining: "She is very thorough and focuses on doing what is best for her clients, but she also works with me to make sure what is best can be administered." Another interviewee says: "Brenda is very impressive. She is a pleasure to deal with. She is very hard-working, she has great technical ability and is always a joy to work with. "

Carter Hood is "technically one of the top people in the city," according to a market commentator. He is highly sought after by domestic and international high net worth clients to advise on cross-border tax and estate planning matters. One source enthuses: "I think Carter is exceptional in dealing with both the complexity of tax planning as well as the personal realities of executing a plan. He is very good at walking through the pros and cons of important complicated decisions with clients and advisers. I have found Carter to be consistently thoughtful and innovative in thinking about tax structures."

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Overview

Ivins, Phillips & Barker's attorneys work with our clients to identify goals and tailor estate plans designed to preserve assets and provide income for ensuing generations, reduce unnecessary tax exposure, and fund philanthropic causes.

IPB has had considerable experience in addressing a broad range of domestic and international issues and in developing comprehensive individual and family estate plans that take into consideration the unique relationships and goals of each client.  This experience transcends tax issues and can only be gained through decades of practice.

Our estate planning attorneys represent a variety of high net worth individuals and multi-generational families, from those with significant inherited wealth invested in diversified assets to those with major equity holdings in closely held businesses created by them or their families. Many of the families served by our estate planning group have been clients of the firm since its founding in 1935.  



Members

Hood, H. Carter (Head of Department)

Jackson-Cooper, Brenda (Head of Department)

Fox, Eric

Grosz, Benjamin

Gutman, Hank

Kotis, Linda

Private Wealth Law

Ivins, Phillips & Barker

firm
Location

1717 K Street, NW

Suite 600

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20006

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District of Columbia

Private Wealth Law


Brenda Jackson-Cooper
Band 3
H. Carter Hood
Band 2