CHICAGO (December 9, 2008) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, Quentin "George" Heisler, partner-in-charge of the Firm's Chicago office, was recognized by Worth magazine as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in the United States.
"I am honored to be acknowledged among Worth's Top 100 Attorneys for the second year. It is a much appreciated recognition," commented Mr. Heisler.
Now in its fourth year, the Top 100 Attorney list is a result of extensive research and analysis. This year Worth recognized attorneys who have earned distinction for their outstanding expertise, insight, trust worthiness and commitment to their clients' needs. In addition Worth editors look for lawyers with great tact, discretion and stellar interpersonal skills, enabling them to explain a client's options in the face of complicated legal issues. As a Worth Top 100 Attorney, Mr. Heisler is a member of an exclusive group representing the very finest that the profession has to offer.
Mr. Heisler previously served as the head of McDermott's Private Client Department. He concentrates his practice in estate and business planning, with particular emphasis on the succession and transfer tax problems of families that control public and closely held companies. He is actively engaged in the structuring of family business control and valuation devices, insurance planning to facilitate the retention of family businesses, multi-generational tax and estate planning for wealthy families, executive compensation planning and asset protection planning.
Mr. Heisler is a member of the bars of Illinois, Florida and the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and he is affiliated with the Chicago Estate Planning Council. Mr. Heisler has been selected as a trust and estates specialist in The Best Lawyers in America, and has been recognized as "a leading lawyer in wealth management" at the national level in the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
The Private Client Department of McDermott Will & Emery is one of the largest and best known departments of its kind in the United States. The Firm represents families and individuals, family offices, closely held businesses, foundations, estates, trusts and special purpose asset transfer and investment management entities in the United States and throughout the world. McDermott provides these clients with a spectrum of estate, succession, gift transfer and wealth planning services. The Firm's experience covers all significant facets of wealth planning.