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Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Private Wealth Law

4 ranked individualsBand 1OhioHigh Net Worth 2020 View ranking table

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The "top-notch" trusts, estates and wealth transfer team at Vorys Sater is highly rated in Ohio. A local interviewee explains that "it's a very strong group - they are all technically knowledgeable and have strong client handling."

One commentator says that "they have an excellent reputation" for this work, and another adds: "The team is responsive, professional and trusted."

Notable practitioners

David Swift is a "highly, highly regarded" adviser to high net worth individuals and families on trust and estate planning and administration. He also represents charitable organisations. A source says: "He has sound judgement, he is collaborative and very knowledgeable."

John Furniss advises on estate, business succession and charitable planning as well as tax matters. A source says: "He is great, he is very capable and a super, super guy." Another interviewee explains: "He is very solid in terms of his demeanour, attention to detail and knowledge. He is detail-oriented."

Karen Moore advises high net worth clients on estate planning and administration, trust administration and tax matters. A source says she is "a giant in the field," adding that "she does a wonderful job and is an outstanding lawyer," and another interviewee adds: "She is terrific - a real leader and among the best in Ohio."

Michael Schwartz advises on estate planning, trust administration and business succession planning, and is also well regarded for his expertise in trust litigation. A source says he "does a very good job of actually understanding and customising things for the family - he has good hands on difficult issues." Schwartz's clients include wealthy individuals and business owners, and corporate fiduciaries and beneficiaries.

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Ohio

Private Wealth Law


David Swift
Band 2
John Furniss
Band 2
Karen M. Moore
Band 1
Michael Schwartz
Band 3