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Warner Norcross + Judd LLP

Private Wealth Law

5 ranked individualsBand 1MichiganHigh Net Worth 2021 View ranking table

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Warner Norcross + Judd offers its clients representation on succession, tax and charitable planning, in addition to probate litigation matters. "They are very collaborative" and "have a deep bench," says one source. Another enthuses: "They have some outstanding attorneys."

One interviewee highlights the team's "depth of knowledge," "strong communication as things change with laws and tools" and "responsiveness on decisions."

Notable practitioners

David Skidmore often acts for wealthy families and individuals in contested probate matters. "He is a great guy and a smart attorney," says a source, adding: "He is a strong advocate, he is aggressive where appropriate and understands the nuances of how difficult it is in dealing with probate matters." Another interviewee describes him as "very knowledgeable and fluent in the law."

Laura Jeltema "is an excellent attorney who is very versatile, technical and strong when client-facing," states a source. She has expertise in tax and wealth transfer planning matters, often acting for families and family offices. A client says: "Laura combines the highest levels of professionalism and work ethic that you would find with a Midwestern sensibility and demeanour that allows her to interact extremely well with me, as the client, and the other professionals that we work with."

Mark Harder "is responsive and very knowledgeable in the private wealth and estate matters," reports a source. He is a trusted adviser to wealthy families and business owners, assisting with succession planning matters. Another interviewee states: "He is extraordinarily technical and still able to explain it to the client. He is very approachable."

Michael Van Haren is described as a "solid lawyer" by a peer, who states: "I wouldn't have any trouble in recommending him to anyone." Van Haren is widely admired for his experience in estate planning matters.

Susan Meyers "is absolutely just top notch," enthuses an interviewee, who adds: "She is super well organised, very thorough and clients love her." Meyers assists with sophisticated wealth preservation planning for high net worth clients. One client source states: "She can explain the nuances of complex estate scenarios in a manner that is educational."

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Ranked Individuals

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Michigan

Private Wealth Law


David Skidmore
Band 2
Laura Jeltema
Band 3
Mark Harder
Band 1
Michael Van Haren
Senior Statespeople
Susan Meyers
Band 1