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High Net Worth USA Private Wealth Law: Central Region

Work in this area includes but is not limited to: charitable planning; wealth transfer; business succession planning; estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning (in the US); life and health insurance planning; the creation and administration of trusts and estates; asset transfer; the taking-public of closely-held businesses; and structuring outward and inward investment. Contentious matters are also included, such as trusts disputes, probate contests and contested wills. In larger jurisdictions, these matters are ranked separately in a Private Wealth Disputes table.

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  1. Carol A Harrington
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    Carol A Harrington
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP | Private Wealth Law: Central Region
    High Net Worth 2022 | Band 1 | 7 Years Ranked
    Carol Harrington is based in Chicago and advises ultra high net worth clients on trusts and estates matters. A market commentator enthuses: "Carol is an amazing practitioner. Carol is the dean of the trusts and estates Bar. She is an expert in generation-skipping transfer tax." Another source notes: "She is a leading lawyer nationwide. She is incredibly well versed on the law."
  2. David A Handler
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    David A Handler
    Kirkland & Ellis
    Kirkland & Ellis | Private Wealth Law: Central Region
    High Net Worth 2022 | Band 1 | 7 Years Ranked
    David Handler is hugely well regarded by other trust and estate attorneys. One source says: "He is so talented. He is very knowledgeable, strategic and delightful to work with." Another interviewee notes: "David is superb. He has a phenomenal reputation. He is super creative and innovative in his approach to matters." A market commentator says: "David is a terrific lawyer; he's an absolute first-rate practitioner. He is very good with clients and has a tremendous amount of knowledge."
  3. Susan T Bart
    ArentFox Schiff LLP | Private Wealth Law: Central Region
    High Net Worth 2022 | Band 1
  4. Thomas W. Abendroth
    ArentFox Schiff LLP | Private Wealth Law: Central Region
    High Net Worth 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. David Herpe
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    David Herpe
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP | Private Wealth Law: Central Region
    High Net Worth 2022 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    Chicago-based David Herpe advises prominent high net worth individuals, business owners and family offices on their wealth planning. He advises on estate planning and trusts as well as the formation and restructuring of closely held corporations.
  2. Stephen Dyer
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    Stephen Dyer
    Baker Botts LLP | Private Wealth Law: Central Region
    High Net Worth 2022 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    Stephen Dyer of Baker Botts LLP advises on estate and business succession planning and tax matters. A market commentator notes: "He has a great practice. He is very highly regarded and he is a capable lawyer."
  3. Terri Lacy
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    Terri Lacy
    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | Private Wealth Law: Central Region
    High Net Worth 2022 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    Terri Lacy of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is co-head of the firm's business practice group. She advises high net worth individuals on their estate planning and tax planning.
  4. William J Butler
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    William J Butler
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP | Private Wealth Law: Central Region
    High Net Worth 2022 | Band 2 | 5 Years Ranked
    William Butler is head of the firm's private client group. A source notes: "He has a very big practice and he is a very effective lawyer," adding: "His bedside manner is amazing." Butler advises on tax, trusts and business succession planning.
  5. Charles A Redd
    Stinson LLP | Private Wealth Law: Central Region
    High Net Worth 2022 | Band 2
  6. Lawrence Brody
    Harrison & Held | Private Wealth Law: Central Region
    High Net Worth 2022 | Band 2
  7. Lawrence P Katzenstein
    Thompson Coburn LLP | Private Wealth Law: Central Region
    High Net Worth 2022 | Band 2
  8. Louis S. Harrison
    Harrison & Held | Private Wealth Law: Central Region
    High Net Worth 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
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    Barbara R Grayson
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP | Private Wealth Law: Central Region
    High Net Worth 2022 | Band 3 | 5 Years Ranked
    The "fantastic" Barbara Grayson advises on estate planning and administration, trusts and tax matters. Sources say that she is "an excellent attorney," who is "very experienced, knowledgeable and client-friendly."
  2. Lauren J. Wolven
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    Lauren J. Wolven
    Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC
    Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC | Private Wealth Law: Central Region
    High Net Worth 2022 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Lauren Wolven of Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC advises on estate planning matters. A source notes: "She is very smart and has good experience." Wolven's clients include closely held businesses, foundations and corporate fiduciaries.
  3. Jordan A Klein
    Loeb & Loeb LLP | Private Wealth Law: Central Region
    High Net Worth 2022 | Band 3
  4. Kathleen R. Sherby
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP | Private Wealth Law: Central Region
    High Net Worth 2022 | Band 3
  5. Stephanie Loomis-Price
    Perkins Coie LLP | Private Wealth Law: Central Region
    High Net Worth 2022 | Band 3