Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Private Wealth Law Department

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Vorys is held in high regard for its trusts, estates and wealth transfer practice. It is "top-tier - excellent, excellent, excellent," enthuses one local source. Another comments that "it has a very strong estate planning practice in Cincinnati."

It offers a comprehensive range of wealth transfer and preservation services to individuals and families. "I have worked with them extensively and it has been a good relationship," says a source, who explains that "the work has been good and the relationship with the lawyers is good too. They're professional, competent and collegial." Another interviewee says: "They have a very solid group and it is highly respected in the community."

Notable practitioners

David Swift has an excellent reputation for his estate planning practice and is described as "a good guy and a good lawyer." He has a wealth of experience advising high net worth clients on estate planning and trust administration. "He is a top lawyer - he has got a lot of experience and works at the highest level," reports an interviewee, adding: "He is well known throughout the state."

The "outstanding" John Furniss "is very respected and technically proficient. He is becoming a go-to person for advice." He assists wealthy individuals and families with a variety of estate planning matters, including tax planning, charitable planning and business succession planning.

Karen Moore advises clients on the administration of trusts and probates, the preparation of wills and trust agreements and tax planning. "She is extremely highly respected for her judgement," according to one source. Another says: "Karen is just superb and is really great with her clients, she is really thoughtful and personable."