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Stoel Rives LLP

Private Wealth Law

3 ranked individualsBand 1OregonHigh Net Worth 2020 View ranking table

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Stoel Rives is a well-known Portland firm that excels in private client matters. "They have a number of good lawyers with a real good understanding of how things work and a lot of clout," notes one wealth commentator, while another source states: "They are a top firm and very active in the community; we have tremendous respect for them and all the lawyers there are outstanding."

The firm acts for a variety of high net worth clients, including corporate executives, entrepreneurs and investors. A market insider remarks: "They have good people on the ground and have a profound presence among the business community."

Notable practitioners

Emily Karr heads the firm's private wealth group and is described as "a big name in the community" who is "very well respected." Karr has particular expertise advising on succession planning for family-owned businesses and is further lauded as "the primary face of the firm and a superb planner." Her experience in the trusts and estates area is widely recognised. A market insider says Karr "always gives her time and has a real strong client base," adding that "people seek out her advice because she has wisdom."

Nancy Cowgill has wide-ranging experience in private client matters, notably in estate and income tax law issues and trust administration. "She's an excellent attorney," states one legal source, who continues: "She is very smart, very good with clients and generally gives a lot of time and effort to provide the industry with positive output."

Penny Serrurier is co-managing partner of the firm and has an impressive reputation advising various non-profit organisations on a wide range of legal issues. One Portland interviewee reports that "she is an exceptional lawyer and a real expert on non-profit and charitable giving," while another source says she is "very strong on the charity side" and "an expert in tax-exempt matters."

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Private Wealth Law


Emily Karr
Band 1
Nancy Cowgill
Band 2
Penny Serrurier
Band 2