Schiff Hardin LLP

Private Wealth Law Department

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Schiff Hardin is described as "an excellent firm that understands the market very well." The firm's attorneys advise on tax and estate planning, trust and estate administration and charitable matters.

The firm is "very strong in Chicago," according to an interviewee, and another source says that "they have some very good people in that office and they are very smart lawyers."

Notable practitioners

Susan Bart
provides extensive advice on the full spectrum of trust and estate matters. "She is smart, thoughtful, knows her stuff and is a solid lawyer," observes an interviewee, and a fellow attorney says: "She's great, always available when I need to ask her something and she always comes up with very useful answers."

Thomas Abendroth
is a well-regarded trusts and estates attorney with many years' experience in this market. His clients include hedge fund and private equity executives and families with closely-held businesses. "I have the highest regard for Tom's technical skill and knowledge as a wealth planning attorney," enthuses a commentator.