McDermott’s Private Client Practice In A “League Of Its Own” According To Chambers High Net Worth Guide
The Private Client Practice at McDermott Will & Emery, a leading international law firm, has been recognized as being in a “league of its own on a national and global level” in this year’s Chambers High Net Worth Guide.
For the second consecutive year, McDermott’s practice achieved the only national Band 1 ranking in the US for Private Wealth Law, highlighting the firm’s leadership in this area.
McDermott once again received outstanding praise from the market, with commentators and clients noting the Firm is the « undisputed leader in the trusts and estates field » with « unparalleled experience in this area of law…particularly for challenging, larger and international matters. »
In the US, McDermott was the sole Band 1 ranked firm in Illinois and the only Band 1 ranked team in District of Columbia. It also gained top tier band rankings for New York and Northern California. In the UK, the London team was acknowledged for its strength in Private Wealth Disputes and Private Wealth Law.
The guide described McDermott as « a firm that values the long-term, personal relationship and therefore puts in the effort to really get to know their clients. »
Acknowledging the extraordinary caliber of McDermott’s lawyers, 24 of its « all-star team » were ranked in the 2019 guide, the highest number of the Firm’s lawyers recognized in Chambers HNW to date, including:
David Baker – Illinois and USA nationwide (Private Wealth Disputes) – Band 1
Andrew Vergunst – UK: London Firms: Private Wealth Law – Band 4 and Foreign Expert for South Africa.
Further demonstrating its leading status, McDermott has been shortlisted for Chambers HNW Awards in the « Trust and Estate Law Firm of the Year » category, with two individual lawyers receiving nominations: Leigh-Alexandra Basha for Trusts & Estate Planner of the Year, and Toni Ann Kruse for a Rising Star award. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in New York, in September 2019.
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