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Samuels Yoelin Kantor

Private Wealth Law

3 ranked individualsBand 2OregonHigh Net Worth 2020 View ranking table

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Samuels Yoelin Kantor offers a broad array of services to high net worth clients and has offices across Oregon. Market sources note that "they are a strong group who do a solid job" and that "they are one of the most respected firms in Portland."

A local wealth adviser reveals that "for sure, they would be on any shortlist for complex estate planning matters. They have a good reputation in Portland and can keep clients happy with their level of service and hands-on approach."

Notable practitioners

Eric Wieland is described as "a real good up-and-comer" who "understands the law very well." He deals with estate and business planning matters. One interviewee says Wieland has "a great demeanour with clients and definitely knows what he is doing from a technical standpoint." Another source reports that "he has increasing involvement in the community and he has good contributions to make," adding that "he is an asset to the legal estate planning community here."

Stephen Kantor is acknowledged for his many years' experience handling estate and business succession planning matters for high net worth clients. "He has a longstanding reputation and his experience is well known to the community," remarks one market insider, while another interviewee says: "He is a top-notch attorney and the heart and soul of the practice. He is very well known and is a highly regarded presence in Portland." A local adviser emphasises Kantor's impressive track record in this industry and says that "he handles the most complex matters and has vast experience dealing with large family estates."

Legal industry sources recognise Victoria Blachly as "a strong litigator" who is "well respected in the community." She regularly handles major fiduciary litigation cases and often acts for high net worth clients in trust and estate disputes. "She is seen as a star in the contentious arena," observes an Oregon lawyer, who notes that "she's very conscientious and always does a good job."

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Oregon

Private Wealth Law


Eric Wieland
Up and Coming
Stephen Kantor
Band 1
Victoria Blachly
Band 3