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Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC

Private Wealth Law

3 ranked individualsBand 1LouisianaHigh Net Worth 2021 View ranking table

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Stone Pigman has in-depth expertise in trust and estate planning, as well as business succession planning, tax and charitable matters. Members of the team also assist with trust and probate disputes.

A source reports that the team is "excellent - they have a wide range of experts in many fields and are really a one-stop shop." Another adds: "The team works collaboratively to utilise each team member's strength to serve their clients." A third source says the firm's "controversy side is very strong too, and they help us steer clients away from situations that are likely to provoke dispute or disagreement in the future. They have terrific folks on the litigation side and a lot of experience with the courts here."

Notable practitioners

Erin Kriksciun is building an impressive practice in the private wealth space and regularly advises high net worth individuals and families on estate and tax planning, as well as family business transfers. She also handles charitable giving and fiduciary litigation matters. A source remarks: "Erin can do it all, she has a diverse practice and is trusted and leaned on by her team and clients in a variety of matters."

Hirschel Abbott is co-chair of the firm's tax, trusts and estates practice group, and one peer says: "I think of Hirschel when I think of Stone Pigman; he is an exceptional long-term practitioner." He acts for high net worth clients on a broad range of private client matters, including charitable planning and closely held business matters. A wealth adviser reports: "Hirschel is well respected by his colleagues, peers and clients. He conducts his practice and interactions in a calm, thoughtful manner which makes everyone in the room comfortable and able to focus on the client and the client's needs."

Laura Walker Plunkett is "incredibly knowledgeable," says a source, who adds: "She is a meticulous lawyer. She has such a broad base of knowledge, and when she recommends something you have complete confidence that it is the best action to take." She advises high net worth clients, including business owners, on tax and estate planning, as well as business wealth transfer and charitable matters.

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Louisiana

Private Wealth Law


Erin E. Kriksciun
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Hirschel T Abbott
Senior Statespeople
Laura Walker Plunkett
Band 2