Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP is proud to announce that Chambers High Net Worth, an annual guide identifying the world’s leading high net worth advisors in the private wealth market, ranked Hahn Loeser in Band 2 in Ohio: Private Wealth Law in its 2018 edition and has recognized M. Patricia Culler, Christina D. Evans and Stephen H. Gariepy as “leaders in their field” in Ohio: Private Wealth Law.
According to Chambers HNW 2018, Hahn Loeser is said to have “a very fine practice, one of the finest in the city.” A Cleveland market insider also praised the firm’s “talented group of lawyers” in this year’s edition.
Culler has extensive experience in sophisticated estate, business succession and charitable gift planning for high-net-worth clients, estate settlement, trust administration, fiduciary litigation and tax matters relating to trusts and estates, including income, gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes. Culler is an OSBA Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Chambers HNW notes, Culler, who is ranked Band 1, is said to be “extremely well known in the state,” and that her “reputation is for being extremely detail-oriented and . . . has excellent judgement and client skills.”
As chair of the firm’s Cleveland office Estate Planning, Wealth Transfer & Preservation Section, Evans has been ranked in Band 2 by Chambers HNW. Evans is an OSBA Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law and a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Her expertise encompasses all aspects of estate planning and estate and trust administration, including estate, gift, generation-skipping transfer, business succession and charitable tax planning for wealthy families and individuals. It was noted by Chambers HNW that Evans is “highly respected, a well-regarded advocate for clients and very technically adept.”
Gariepy chairs Hahn Loeser’s nationally respected Estate Planning and Business Succession Group. Ranked in Band 2, Gariepy is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and was the first to receive The Best Lawyers in America® Lawyer of the Year Award for Cleveland Trusts and Estates. He focuses his practice on leading-edge estate planning techniques and regularly guides owners of privately held companies and family owned businesses through the wide range of business, tax and succession planning issues with a view toward minimizing income tax, gift tax, estate tax and generation-skipping tax. Chambers HNW commented that sources praise his “sophisticated state planning practice” with one commenting that “he’s very highly regarded, and he does work at a high level of sophistication.”
The Chambers HNW rankings are the result of in-depth research and interviews with hundreds of lawyers, family offices, accountancy professionals, tax advisors, bankers, investment managers, and high-end real estate agents to get a comprehensive understanding of the private wealth sector in key jurisdictions. To learn more about the guide, click here.