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High Net Worth 2022
New York Private Wealth Law
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4 Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

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Private Wealth Law - New York
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McDermott Will & Emery has an exceptional reputation for representing high net worth clients on private wealth matters. A source remarks: "They are among the best in everything trust and estates nationwide. They have a very strong team and deep bench."

An interviewee states: "They are one of the best firms in the market. They have great resources and always go the extra mile for clients. They are always very thoughtful and have a robust approach to matters." Another comments: "The team are very thorough and responsive. I find with McDermott that they are far more practical and straightforward in their manner. They get to the nub of issues quickly and efficiently."

Notable Practitioners

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Elyse G. Kirschner
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Elyse G. Kirschner
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Elyse Kirschner advises high net worth clients on matters including estate planning, charitable giving and trusts. One commentator says: "She is very intelligent, very client-friendly and very proactive in her approach to matters. She is very good at dealing with families." Another remarks: "She is a very smart and diligent lawyer. She is very good at working with clients and she is a good tactician. She gets things done and is a pleasure to work with."

Toni Ann Kruse
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Toni Ann Kruse
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Toni Ann Kruse has considerable experience in trust and estate matters for high net worth individuals. "I think the world of Toni Ann Kruse," reveals a source, before continuing: "She is very thoughtful in her advice, very knowledgeable and responsive. She is really one of my go-to lawyers in the New York market." Another interviewee adds: "What's most impressive with her is that she is is a very innovative and creative thinker and always goes the extra mile for her clients."

Carlyn S McCaffrey
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Carlyn S McCaffrey
Star Individuals

Carlyn McCaffrey "is a phenomenal lawyer and remains the best lawyer in the New York market," states an interviewee, adding: "There's no one smarter or more creative than her; there isn't a problem she can't solve. I admire her." Another interviewee concurs: "She is one of the most brilliant lawyers in this area. If I had a billion dollars and needed some creative planning, I would go to her in a heartbeat to get really sound advice." A third source highlights: "She is incredibly knowledgeable; she has a brain the size of a planet when it comes to creative tax techniques."

Jay E. Rivlin
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Jay E. Rivlin
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Jay Rivlin regularly advises affluent individuals on estate planning, trusts and tax matters. "Jay Rivlin is an excellent attorney. Jay is incredibly strong on estate planning matters," notes one source, and another says: "He's a very practical lawyer with a very strong practice. He handles sophisticated matters for clients."

Ranked Individuals at
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Private Wealth Law

Carlyn S McCaffrey
Carlyn S McCaffrey
Star Individuals
Jay E. Rivlin
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Jay E. Rivlin
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Band 4
Toni Ann Kruse
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Toni Ann Kruse
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Band 4
Elyse G. Kirschner
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Elyse G. Kirschner
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Band 5