Liskow & Lewis is pleased to announce its ranking in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA – High Net Worth Guide, a guide that ranks the top lawyers and law firms for private wealth law.
Rankings are decided following extensive market research and interviews with clients and peer attorneys. Chambers received the following feedback about the firm’s High Net Worth Practice: Liskow & Lewis is an “absolutely good value“, and the interviewee continues on to say: “I go to them because I have a lot of trust in them.” The team advises high net worth individuals and families, and closely held businesses, on the full range of trust and estate matters, including disputes. The group’s non-contentious work includes assisting with business succession plans and representing clients with real estate and mineral interests.
Marguerite “Peggy” Adams was ranked in the top-tier for Private Wealth Law in the High Net Worth Guide. Peggy, a board-certified estate planning and administration specialist, is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She advises clients about wills, trusts and estate planning, including the disposition of closely-held businesses, taxation of estates and other estate planning needs. In addition, she handles probate matters and represents trustees and corporate fiduciaries.
Peggy’s peers described her as a well-respected member of the Louisiana estate planning community in feedback given to Chambers. One client says: “She has an incredible base of knowledge and is a wonderful resource. I know I can ask her any questions or ask for advice. I cannot tell you just how wonderful she is; she is amazing and one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with.” Another concurs, saying Peggy is “the best attorney I have ever met – and I have worked with a lot of attorneys.”
Within the firm’s comprehensive estate planning practice, Liskow represents individuals with respect to their estate planning, including wills, gift giving, charitable donations, trusts, tax planning and other matters related to estate planning. The firm also counsels owners of closely held businesses on future ownership and management matters, corporate executives on the handling of pension funds and other retirement benefits, and nonprofit and nonresident owners of Louisiana real estate and mineral rights on estate and trust issues. The firm’s litigators routinely represent executors, trustees, individual beneficiaries and large trust departments in disputes involving will contests, breach of fiduciary duties and claims for accounting.