Pierce Atwood Maine-based Trusts & Estates Practice Top-Ranked in 2023 Chambers High Net Worth Guide

For the eighth consecutive year, Pierce Atwood’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group in Maine has 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.

One Chambers source stated that the firm’s T&E practice has, “a deep bench of talent, which makes it easy to refer to them, especially when a client has a unique need. I also appreciate that the various attorneys are collaborative and will work together to help solve an issue.” Another source added, “they are able to handle the most complex scenarios – it’s a real area of strength.”

Recognized individually this year were Maine-based partners Molly Liddell and Barbara Wheaton:

Molly Liddell, Trusts & Estates Practice Group Chair, advises high net worth clients on estate planning matters, including business successions and premarital agreements. One client stated, “Molly is well known in Maine as one of the top trusts and estates attorneys in the state. I can attest not only to her attention to detail and knowledge, but to how much she genuinely cares about her clients and their families."

Barbara Wheaton advises fiduciaries, charitable entities, and family offices, as well as wealthy individuals and families on estate planning matters. Her work also involves trust and estate administration and probate. Chambers sources stated, "Barbara is a fantastic attorney,” and “She has been a leader in the trusts and estates Bar for decades. She is well known and respected for her expertise."

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.