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Chambers Review

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Private Wealth Law - Ohio
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Vorys Sater handles estate planning, tax issues and all other aspects of wealth planning such as drafting wills and trusts for high net worth families. One market insider comments: "They are top-notch in all regards."

Another source states: "They are very smart attorneys. They do great work but on top of that you can tell that they care very deeply about their clients. That just comes through beyond the legal strategies they are putting in place. They really get involved and care about their clients."

Notable practitioners

Columbus-based Karen Moore has extensive knowledge and experience advising clients on estate planning and administration matters. "She is a consummate professional," says a source, who further remarks: "I find Karen to be a thoughtful listener and a careful, thorough analyst with a deep understanding of the law. I love watching her unravel an issue and help those in a room with less or no knowledge of the law understand what is important as we make decisions."

John Furniss "is an excellent attorney and dedicated to the estate planning and trust profession," says a source, who adds: "John is highly capable and intelligent," comments one source, while another adds: "I found his work impeccable, spot-on, very thoughtful and very careful. He is timely and responsive to enquiries and current developments and very thorough. He is also a very kind and considerate person which is really important in this practice area."

David Swift serves as a member of the firm's tax practice and has many years of experience in advising clients in all areas of their estate planning and trust adminstration needs. One source comments: "He has got more experience and wisdom than his age would tell."

The "very smart and experienced" Michael Schwartz is a trusted adviser to high net worth individuals and corporate fiduciaries, offering counsel on estate planning and trust administration matters. One source describes Schwartz as a "thoughtful careful person who is always willing to contribute on legal issues." Another source comments: "Mike is highly skilled, responsive and a joy to work with."

Ranked Individuals at
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

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Karen M. Moore
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