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Perkins Coie LLP

Private Wealth Law

3 ranked individualsBand 2California: NorthernHigh Net Worth 2021 View ranking table

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Perkins Coie's San Francisco office advises on trust and estate planning, administration and succession issues for high net worth individuals, families and closely held business owners.

A wealth insider reports that "They are exceptionally talented on technical issues. When it comes to the preparation of documents and the quality of documents, ideas, and planning techniques in exploration of what we should do, they are very good."

Notable practitioners

"Tremendous estate planning attorney" Caitlin Carey advises affluent individuals and families on tax issues, estate planning and trust administration matters. She is also well positioned to help clients avoid probate disputes.

Paula Leibovitz Goodwin assists high net worth clients on estate and gift tax planning. She is also an expert in trust and estate administration and probate matters. One source comments: "She is good at what she does, understands the issues, and has the resources and contacts to bring things to a resolution."

Susan Von Herrmann offers a broad range of trusts and estates expertise to wealthy families, including estate and tax planning, as well as trust and estate administration services. She also regularly acts for hedge fund managers, closely held business owners and senior executives. A fellow trusts and estates attorney says Von Herrmann is a "solid estate planner in my view. She has experience dealing with sophisticated planning matters." Another industry source says: "The nice thing about her is if things get stuck, she is good at making sure we get things unstuck."

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California: Northern

Private Wealth Law


Caitlin Carey
Up and Coming
Paula Leibovitz Goodwin
Band 3
Susan Von Herrmann
Band 2