Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC

Private Wealth Law Department

Louisiana
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The trusts and estates group at Stone Pigman advises on the full range of estate planning matters. Its work includes handling complex matters for businesses and their owners, wealthy families, beneficiaries and fiduciaries. "They're regarded as the brightest group of attorneys in town," says a commentator.

"They are all enjoyable to work with and have the utmost trust of their clients to provide the best advice and counsel," observes a source, who adds: "Their expertise and reputation is well known in their market and recognised by their peers."

Notable practitioners

Hirschel Abbott is "an excellent attorney," says an interviewee. Another commentator explains that he is "the ultimate professional, a consummate professional, very knowledgeable" and that "his clients always feel very comfortable." Abbott is co-chair of the firm's tax, trusts and estates practice group and is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Laura Walker Plunkett is "very capable, her reputation is well established and well deserved," states a market insider, while another interviewee says: "She's very passionate about what she does, she's extremely bright and knowledgeable." Plunkett advises closely held businesses and high net worth individuals on estate and tax planning as well as business succession planning and charitable giving. She also handles fiduciary disputes. "I've had a very good experience with her," says a source, adding: "She's technically very good and great at dealing with clients. She's a very good draftsperson and attentive to client needs."