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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Private Wealth Law

3 ranked individualsBand 4USAHigh Net Worth 2020 View ranking table

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Sullivan & Cromwell is noted for its strength handling complex tax and wealth management matters for ultra-wealthy individuals and families. "They are a top-level firm and one of the most esteemed names in the legal industry," states a market source, who continues: "They will have major clients with interests in many places in the USA."

Another industry commentator notes: "They have an excellent client base - they act for some very ultra high net worth clients and I'm sure they will have the capacity to do this on a national level."

Notable practitioners

Basil Zirinis is a well-regarded trusts and estates attorney who splits his time between London and New York. "He is a great name from Sullivan and we really value his advice and effort in cross-border planning matters," says an interviewee. His ability to handle complex international issues is further highlighted by a market insider, who reports: "He would be a star person and one who would enhance any practice on both a national and international level."

James Black brings a wealth of experience to his trusts and estates practice. A fellow attorney remarks that "he works on very important matters for very important people.""He is a brilliant lawyer and a mentor to myself as well as the community," says another market commentator.

Zena Tamler provides wealthy individuals and families with domestic and international trust and estate planning advice. "She is very focused, very smart and a great lawyer," says a source, who adds that "she was a pleasure to work with."

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Private Wealth Law: Eastern Region


Basil P Zirinis
Band 1
James I. Black III
Band 4
Zena Tamler
Band 4