Gowling WLG has been ranked among Canada's leading private client firms in the 2017 edition of the Chambers High Net Worth (Chambers HNW) guide. The firm achieved a top (Band 1) ranking in the area of private wealth law.
According to the guide, Gowling WLG's expanded Private Client Services Group "is an emergent force in the Canadian private wealth market." The firm's professionals are also described as "thoughtful, strategic, knowledgeable and very professional."
In addition to the firm's overall ranking, Gowling WLG partners David Stevens and Brian Cohen were individually recognized in Chambers HNW as leading lawyers in private wealth law.
Meanwhile, partners Archie Rabinowitz and David Lobl were recognized as leading Canadian lawyers in the area of private wealth disputes.
Clients provided all four partners with glowing feedback in the guide, including:
"Brian [Cohen] is exceptional in his ability to identify a problem and then creatively come up with a variety of solutions that he can put forward to you. His mind works very quickly."
"David [Stevens] is incredibly smart and very personable ... He knows what he's talking about and he makes his points clearly and effectively."
"Archie [Rabinowitz] is great. He is a methodical litigator, he's reasonable and he knows his files… and he's always striving towards a settlement that works for all of the parties."
"David [Lobl] is an estate litigation expert. With David, you always know that you're getting the right advice, and he's a good team player…"
The Chambers HNW guide is an annual publication specifically aimed at the international private wealth market, and covers private wealth management work and related specialisms in key jurisdictions around the world. The guide also features listings and information about many of the top accountancy and tax firms, private banks, wealth management firms and multi-family offices acting for high net worth individuals.
Gowling WLG's Private Client Services Group offers a diverse range of services in business succession planning, private company and personal taxation, estate planning, trusts, estate administration, and estate litigation and mediation.