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September 22, 2017

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that Susan E. Wheatley and Richard O. Kissel, II are listed in the Private Wealth Law – Ohio and Indiana categories, respectively, in the recently released 2017 edition of Chambers High Net Worth (HNW), a publication specifically aimed at the international private wealth market. Taft is also listed in the Private Wealth Law – Ohio and Indiana categories as a firm.

The guide covers private wealth management legal work and related specialties in key jurisdictions around the world and features in-depth editorial about the leading lawyers and law firms serving wealthy individuals and families.

Wheatley chairs Taft’s Private Client group. She works extensively with clients on estate planning, wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care advance directives, probate, and related estate, gift and income tax advising. Her high net worth client base includes owners of significant Ohio businesses. She advises on the use of grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs), generation-skipping trusts, family limited partnerships and other structures for wealth preservation and transfer.

Wheatley is personally ranked in Band 2 in Chambers Ohio for the second consecutive year. As a Chambers-ranked notable practitioner, some of her clients provided the following remarks to Chambers examiners:

  • Wheatley is “a very thoughtful, careful person” and “a very talented lawyer.”
  • Wheatley is “very knowledgeable on laws affecting trusts and estate planning.”
  • Wheatley is “very well thought of for her capabilities in litigation matters.”

Kissel is a partner in the Indiana office and focuses his practice on the areas of estate, business succession and charitable planning and gifting, as well as tax, corporate transactions, buy-sell agreements, employee benefits and other matters affecting closely-held businesses.

As a Chambers-ranked notable practitioner, some of Kissel’s clients provided the following remarks to Chambers examiners:

  • Kissel is “highly regarded for his work in estate planning” and is “really one of the top.”
  • “He has a pretty impressive list of people he works with and is a very sophisticated planner.”
  • “He's an excellent lawyer and his clients love him.”
  • Kissel is a “very nice gentleman” who is “precise and pleasant to deal with. He does everything well and is a smart and civil guy.”

About Chambers High Net Worth
Chambers HNW rankings and editorial draw on independent research conducted by a dedicated team of private wealth researchers, furthering Chambers’ track record of providing high-class, reliable research data. The team interviews hundreds of lawyers, family offices, accountancy professionals, tax advisers, bankers, investment managers and high-end real estate agents to get a comprehensive understanding of the private wealth sector in each of the jurisdictions covered. For more information, click here. 

About Taft
At Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, delivering outstanding legal performance to help clients succeed is what drives and motivates our more than 400 attorneys every day. Taft has offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Delaware, Ohio; Chicago; Ill.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Covington, Ky.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Phoenix, Az. The firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, including Business and Finance, Litigation, Labor and Employment, Intellectual Property, Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights, Environmental, Health and Life Sciences, Private Client Services, Real Estate and Tax. With a proven track record of experience since 1885, the firm offers breadth and depth of legal expertise coupled with a trusted business perspective to help our clients, big and small, regionally, nationally and internationally, reach their goals.

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