Gowling WLG achieves band-one ranking in Chambers High Net Worth 2020

10 July 2020

For the fourth consecutive year, Gowling WLG has been listed as one of the top Canadian firms in the area of private wealth law in Chambers High Net Worth, with the firm once again achieving a band-one ranking in the prestigious guide.

Gowling WLG's Private Client Services Group is highly regarded for its ability to provide high-net-worth clients with a diverse range of services in estate administration, litigation and mediation, taking an approach that combines sensitivity, foresight and discretion.

Results in Chambers High Net Worth 2020 are based on an extensive research process that involves interviews with clients and peers. In the guide, clients describe the Gowling WLG team as "amazing," with the lawyers "work[ing] together as a complete unit, each with their own strengths."

In addition to ranking Gowling WLG as a leading private client firm, the guide once again named four partners – Brian Cohen, David Stevens, David Lobl and Archie Rabinowitz – among Canada's top lawyers in private wealth law and private wealth disputes. Notably, Rabinowitz was included in the band one category – a reflection of his distinguished status in the private client space.

Each professional received positive client feedback in the guide:

Private Wealth Law

Brian Cohen
"[Brian] is 'very down to earth and easy to deal with.' He does not over-explain things or get too technical, and when you put him in front of a client, he communicates the legal side of things very well."

David Stevens
"[David] is a 'very thoughtful and analytical practitioner.' When he speaks, everyone listens. I enjoy my interactions with him and he is someone a client would have a great deal of confidence in."

Private Wealth Disputes

David Lobl
"[David] is clearly incredibly smart in his field. He is able to collect a bunch of information and synthesize it well. He advises his clients on risks and considerations very well, and he is a fun guy to be around, which makes an unpleasant situation much easier."

Archie Rabinowitz
"[Archie] is one of the finest litigators in the city. He is not afraid to have a hard-fought battle, but his civility is second to none and his knowledge of the area is top in the city."

The annual Chambers High Net Worth guide is specifically aimed at the international private wealth market, and covers private wealth management work and related specialties in over 55 countries around the world.