Pierce Atwood’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group in Maine has once again received a “Band 1” ranking – the highest available – for Private Wealth Law by Chambers and Partners, a prominent London-based publisher of guides to the legal profession.
Chambers reports that Pierce Atwood is known for offering a range of services to high net worth individuals and families, including estate planning and administration, business succession planning, and probate litigation, and works regularly with tax-exempt organizations.
Pierce Atwood has received this top ranking since Chambers debuted its High Net Worth edition inaugural edition in 2016. Recognized individually were partners Molly Liddell, Jana Magnuson, and Barbara Wheaton in Maine, and Cindy Worthen in New Hampshire.
Molly Liddell, Trusts & Estates Practice Group Chair, works with high net worth families and individuals on their estate plans, crafts custom plans that further their legacies, with an eye toward tax efficiency and practicality. Chambers sources state that Molly has “a great reputation, high technical expertise, and analytical skills to manage complicated matters.”
Barbara Wheaton, who works with clients in Maine and Florida, focuses her practice on estate and trust planning and administration for high net worth individuals. Chambers sources say that Barbara, “has always been very well respected for decades.”
Jana Magnuson was recognized for her experience advising high net worth individuals on trust and estate planning and administration, as has particular expertise in special needs trusts and succession planning.
Cynthia Worthen, who practices in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, has a reputation in the market for her experience advising high net worth families. One commentator enthused, “She is one of the nicest and most genuine humans I’ve met, and that comes across with clients. She’s very empathic and the opposite of superficial. Clients trust her and ask for her. She’s unique in that clients want her to be a trustee. That’s fairly rare.”
The Chambers High Net Worth guide, launched in June 2016, covers private wealth management work and related specialties in key jurisdictions around the world, featuring in-depth editorial about the leading lawyers and law firms for wealthy individuals and families.