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Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP

Private Wealth Law

4 ranked individualsBand 2KentuckyHigh Net Worth 2020 View ranking table

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The "big team" at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs has a "good reputation in the market" and is experienced advising high net worth clients in estate planning and administration and business succession planning. Members of the group also assist with estate disputes and fiduciary litigation.

The firm has "good attorneys," according to a market commentator, who adds: "I would recommend them over other firms. I feel they are very competent, very good quality."

Notable practitioners

Kevin Johns offers assistance to affluent clients on estate planning and administration, business succession planning and special needs trusts. "If I am conflicted, I would 100% refer my clients to him - he is my number one reference," a commentator says, explaining: "I guess this is because I have the experience. I have respect for his skills and his client service, and I know the way he would handle a potential client. Also, importantly, I trust him completely. He is excellent." One interviewee states that Johns "is a pleasure to work with," and another comments: "He has always done a great job for our clients. He is very focused and dedicated, he is definitely one of the best."

Mark McDonald handles probate and estate planning matters, and is notable for his expertise in the establishment and administration of charitable entities. "He is very knowledgeable and he has been doing this a long time," observes a source, adding: "I use him as a resource for charitable planning matters when my clients have questions. This is his area of expertise and he is one of a kind for it."

Turney Berry "stands out to me as the market leader in the field in Kentucky," says an interviewee, adding: "He is extremely bright, a brilliant communicator and he is so client-centric. He has a unique approach to solving client situations and his knowledge is superior." Berry is head of the trusts, estates and personal planning service team at the firm.

Walter Morris assists clients with the full range of trust and estate planning and administration matters. He is well known among local interviewees for his technical ability and for his work with the Kentucky Bar Association. A commentator says Morris "is a very good lawyer, is very attentive to the words and the detail," adding: "He has also chaired the legislation committee that works to keep our trusts and estates law up to date."

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Kentucky

Private Wealth Law


Kevin L. Johns
Band 2
Mark T. MacDonald
Band 3
Turney Berry
Band 1
Walter Morris
Band 3