McGuireWoods LLP

Private Wealth Law Department

District of Columbia
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The DC office of McGuireWoods is recognised for its strong private wealth team. "It's one of the strongest practices in the country and the strength is that they are truly nationwide," comments a legal expert.

One market insider says: "They have a very good bedside manner, but have the capability to handle the toughest of the tough," whilst another source reveals that the team is "my first choice for DC and Virginia crossover work."

Notable practitioners

Gino Zaccardelli
focuses his practice on handling complex matters for high net worth individuals and families. He advises on tax issues, estate planning, probate matters and family business transfers.

William Sanderson
is "very sharp, very nice, very practical and very personable," according to one expert source. "He is down-to-earth, yet intellectually strong to handle the tough issues," says another. He is co-chair of the firm's private wealth services group and a market insider notes: "He's always calm but gets right to the issues, and is very, very tenacious," adding that "our client absolutely loves him."