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Perkins Coie LLP

Private Wealth Law

7 ranked individualsBand 1WashingtonHigh Net Worth 2021 View ranking table

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Perkins Coie is highly regarded as a "prominent firm in Seattle" with in-depth experience advising high net worth clients on a wide array of matters. An interviewee notes: "They are the best in the business. They are great attorneys with exceptional follow-up and excellent client service."

"Perkins is our go-to group because of their experience, service and great rapport with clients," says a source, while another remarks: "Their main strength is that they are very technically strong and they give good advice."

Notable practitioners

Akane Suzuki is highly rated in the Washington private client market for her expertise handling international matters. Several interviewees praise her cross-border experience, with one interviewee observing: "She is a wonderful lawyer with a significant and unique practice internationally." Another concurs: "Her expertise is so high and she is very familiar with not only US laws but also Japanese laws and tax matters." One interviewee comments: "Akane's style and approach is very straightforward, clear and professional."

Bruce Flynn has a formidable depth of experience in private client matters. He is best known for advising high net worth individuals, families and closely held businesses on trust and estate planning and administration.

Colonel Betz is considered a "top estate planner in the market." He advises high net worth clients on tax, trust and estate planning. A fellow trusts and estates attorney reveals: "If I was talking about added value services that I think my clients can get, I would contact Colonel Betz at Perkins. He is definitely at the top of my list of people I would refer to."

Esteemed practitioner Janis Cunningham is praised for her extensive experience handling estate and tax planning, as well as probate and trust administration.

Lorri Anne Dunsmore assists affluent clients with estate, tax and succession planning, with particular expertise in charitable planning. A fellow estate planning attorney reports: "Lorri is brilliant. I would say she is the best charitable planner in town."

Steven Schindler is "one of the best lawyers in town," according to a local commentator. He is well regarded for his deep experience advising high net worth clients on estate planning, trust administration and charitable matters. "He has really become an outstanding estate planning attorney," enthuses a market insider, and another source observes: "He is very smart and practical, and very interested in finding solutions."

Tom Gores is recognised as "one of the pillars of the estate planning community." He acts for high net worth individuals and closely held business owners on trusts, estates and charitable matters. A source comments: "He is a wonderful counsellor. He gets into the details."

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Ranked Individuals

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Washington

Private Wealth Law


Akane Suzuki
Band 1
Bruce Flynn
Senior Statespeople
Colonel Betz
Band 1
Janis Cunningham
Senior Statespeople
Lorri Anne Dunsmore
Band 3
Steven Schindler
Band 2

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