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Chambers High Net Worth Recognizes Bodman as One of Michigan’s Top Private Wealth Law Firms

By: Bodman PLC

08/02/18

The prestigious journal Chambers High Net Worth (HNW), which evaluates legal and financial advisors worldwide, has ranked Bodman PLC as one of Michigan’s top law firms for services to high net worth individuals and families and their closely held businesses.

In the newly released 2018 edition of Chambers HNW, Bodman is one of only three law firms in the state to be recognized. The publisher conducts extensive research, including interviews with law firm clients, peers and other professionals who serve high net worth clients in order to compile its rankings. In announcing its results, the editor quoted a client who described Bodman attorneys as “the finest trusts and estates lawyers that I work with, they're fabulous at collaborating with us and it typically results in great outcomes for the clients.”

The publisher of Chambers HNW also recognized Bodman HNW lawyers; David P. Larsen, Marguerite Lentz, Andrew H. Curoe, and Anthony P. Cracchiolo as four of Michigan’s most highly rated lawyers for high net worth individuals.

Larsen is vice chair of Bodman’s Executive Committee and a senior member of the firm’s High Net Worth Practice Group. He was described by a client as “someone who's highly intelligent, understands the law to a really remarkable degree.”

Lentz is chair elect of the State Bar of Michigan’s Probate and Estate Planning Section, and was described by peers as “very organized, her knowledge of the tax code and how to make that work in drafting is outstanding. She's very good at explaining very complicated concepts.”

Curoe is the chair of Bodman’s High Net Worth Practice Group, and was described by an interviewee as "very good with clients; you can put him in any family dynamic or situation and he can easily roll with it. He's very good with client responsiveness and follow-up."

Cracchiolo assists wealthy individuals and families with a variety of estate planning matters, including tax planning and the creation of family offices and private trust companies. A report states "his advice has always been right on. He understands the nuances of the law and can rattle it off."

The attorneys in Bodman’s High Net Worth Practice Group provide comprehensive legal services to affluent individuals and families. The firm’s clients include some of Michigan’s most well-known families, as well as business owners, executives, athletes, and other professionals seeking to minimize the tax burden on their heirs, make significant charitable donations, or complete complex personal transactions.