Chambers High Net Worth, an annual guide identifying the world’s leading high net worth advisors in the private wealth market, ranked Hahn Loeser & Parks’ Estate Planning and Business Succession Group in Ohio for Private Wealth Law in its 2023 edition.
Chambers HNW awarded national recognition to Stephen J. Knerly for Art and Culture Property Law for the third consecutive year for Art and Culture Property Law. Knerly serves as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Non-Profit Institutions section and focuses on matters involving art transactions and nonprofit corporate law. He 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 “serves his clients really well. He is an outstanding lawyer with great judgement.”
“It is truly an honor to work with such exceptional clients,” said Gariepy, Chair of Hahn Loeser’s National Estate Planning and Business Succession Group. “We are incredibly proud of the annual recognition received from Chambers HNW based on the sophistication and intricacies of our practice.”
Culler earned the highest category in Chambers HNW’s ratings for Private Wealth Law in Ohio for the eighth 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. In this latest edition, a Chambers HNW source notes that Culler “is a go-to when you have a tough issue, and she contributes so much to the state Bar. She is a valuable ear when you have a technical issue. I do not know anybody that pays more attention to detail than her.”
Evans was ranked by Chambers HNW for the sixth 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.
Gariepy was also ranked by Chambers HNW for the sixth 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.
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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