Chambers High Net Worth Ranks Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP and Four Attorneys in Two Categories

M. Patricia Culler, Christina D'Eramo Evans, Stephen H. Gariepy, Stephen J. Knerly Jr.

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’s Estate Planning and Business Succession Group in Ohio for Private Wealth Law in its 2022 edition. Chambers HNW also gave national recognition to Stephen J. Knerly for Art and Culture Property Law, while M. Patricia Culler, Christina D. Evans and Stephen H. Gariepy earned accolades for Private Wealth Law in Ohio.

“It is a privilege to work with such remarkable high net worth clients,” said Gariepy, Chair of Hahn Loeser’s National Estate Planning and Business Succession Group. “We are very proud of what has become an annual recognition by Chambers HNW based on the sophistication and intricacies of our practice.”

In Chambers HNW’s ratings for Private Wealth Law in Ohio, Culler earned the highest possible rating, for the seventh consecutive year. She has extensive experience in sophisticated estate planning and administration and charitable gift planning for high-net-worth clients. Culler is an OSBA Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law and a Fellow and Past Regent of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She has participated in numerous speaking engagements on trust and estate, tax and other related topics. In this latest edition, a Chambers HNW source notes that Culler “is very knowledgeable, bright, detail-oriented and a technically skilled estate planner.”

Evans was ranked by Chambers HNW for the fifth straight year. She serves as Hahn Loeser’s Cleveland office Chair of the Estate Planning, Wealth Transfer & Preservation and Business Succession Group. 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. She handles all aspects of estate planning and estate and trust administration. Interviewees in the Chambers HNW survey enthusiastically noted that Evans “is very insightful and very perceptive. Her client base and manners are very sophisticated and she is a very practical lawyer.”

Gariepy was also ranked by Chambers HNW for the fifth consecutive year. He chairs Hahn Loeser’s National Estate Planning and Business Succession Group. 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. Gariepy is described by one Chambers HNW source as “highly experienced and also very generous with his time and talent.” Another market insider stated that he is, “a very solid and capable lawyer.”

For the second time in as many years, Knerly was recognized for Chambers HNW’s national Art and Culture Property Law rankings. He serves as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Non-Profit Institutions section and focuses on matters involving art transactions and nonprofit corporate law. Knerly has represented museums, foundations, trusts and collectors in the acquisition, disposition, lending and borrowing of and estate planning for works of art. Fellow art lawyers reported to Chambers HNW that Knerly “has such in-depth knowledge on the art industry. His knowledge is excellent, he is very experienced and also he is very practical.” Another source states “I think he is so smart, incredibly easy to work with and thoughtful.”

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions, annually collecting hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. The High Net Worth 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.

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