Gowling WLG has once again been distinguished among Canada's leading private client firms in the 2018 edition of the Chambers High Net Worth guide. For the second year in a row, the firm achieved a top (Band 1) ranking in the area of private wealth law.
According to the guide, Gowling WLG's Private Client Services Group exhibits "the right blend of legal expertise and practicality," noting that its members are "quick to identify issues and find ways to resolve them."
In addition to the firm's overall ranking, the guide identified Gowling WLG partners Brian Cohen and David Stevens among Canada’s top lawyers in private wealth law. Partners Archie Rabinowitz and David Lobl were also recognized as leading Canadian lawyers in the area of private wealth disputes.
Clients provided all four partners with enthusiastic feedback in the guide, including the following:
- "[Brian Cohen] keeps a level head, has common sense, and can communicate with both professionals and non-professionals. He comes up with good solutions and has the client's interests at heart."
- "[David Stevens] is particularly good on tax, estates and wealth transfers. . . he knows the tax acts very well and can apply them to any problem."
- "[Archie Rabinowitz is] one of the top estate litigators in Canada . . . exceptionally smart, highly strategic, and trusted by the entire Bar."
- "[David Lobl is a] great trial lawyer and a very good advocate. He is super clever and has a practical approach to matters."
Published annually, the Chambers High Net Worth guide is 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.