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Sirote’s Private Clients, Trusts and Estates Practice Group and 4 Noted Attorneys Have Received Distinguished Recognition from Chambers and Partners in Chambers High Net Worth Guide

September 19, 2017

Sirote & Permutt, P.C., is pleased to announce that its Private Clients, Trusts and Estates Practice Group has been highly ranked in the 2017 edition of Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) Guide, used by family offices and professional advisors to high net worth individuals, in providing objective guidance on an international scale. Sirote is ranked in the highest distinguished tier, Band 1, as only one of three top Alabama firms in the 2017 High Net Worth Guide.  

Sources from the HNW Guide say full-service law firm Sirote & Permutt has “a long history of doing outstanding estate planning work.” It has “lots of smart lawyers” in its trusts and estates team who “understand this area very deeply” and can draw on the firm’s “top-level [experience] in related areas of law.”

Sirote’s team has experience in a wide range of private client matters, including fiduciary litigation, special needs planning, and international wealth management. One Alabama advisor states that “they do very sophisticated work,” adding that “the team is a wonderful combination of innovation and rationality.” Sirote has 19 attorneys in the Private Clients, Trusts and Estates Practice Group, five of whom are American College of Trust & Estate Counsel Fellows and nine of whom have an LL.M. in taxation.

In addition to the Private Clients, Trusts and Estates Practice Group as a whole, several individual attorneys received recognition as well for their outstanding work in this area:

Harold Apolinsky is a “real legend” and a “big name” in the estate planning community. He has more than 40 years’ experience in this area of law.

Katherine Barr is known for her work in special needs planning and is recognized as a leader in the field of disability law. A source notes, “She has a huge reputation for her work and is a real leading light in this area.” Barr also handles a wide range of estate planning and administration matters for HNW clients.

Elizabeth H. Hutchins is regarded as “a very fine lawyer” and “a trusted advisor to many people in Alabama.” Hutchins advises on all aspects of estate planning as well as charitable giving and business succession. A source notes, “She understands both the legal and personal side of these matters; she is very popular with clients.”

Craig Stephens represents high net worth individuals and families throughout the estate planning process, focusing his practice on tax minimization strategies. Sources note he is “knowledgeable, responsive and efficient,” and adding, “He has the right combination of qualities that make him an excellent lawyer.” 

Since 1990, London-based Chambers and Partners has ranked the world’s best lawyers and law firms with its in-depth guides. Its team of more than 180 full-time researchers prides itself on in-depth, objective analysis of the legal market in 185 jurisdictions on four continents.

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