For the fourth straight year, Norton Rose Fulbright’s wealth and private client teams in Canada and the U.S. have received high marks in Chambers and Partners’ High Net Worth 2019 Legal Rankings. Our Canadian team has again been ranked Band 1 in Private Wealth Law, and we are highly ranked in Texas, also in the guide’s Private Wealth Law category.
In the Chambers High Net Worth Guide, a Chambers and Partners publication that focuses specifically on the private wealth market, Canadian partners Carmen Thériault, QC (Band 1), Kirsten Jenkins (Band 3), and Laura West (Band 3) are individually ranked for Private Wealth Law in 2019 and U.S. lawyers Joe Sleeth (Band 2) and Celeste Lawton (Band 3) are recognized.
The guide covers work in "private wealth management and related specialties in key jurisdictions around the world, featuring in-depth editorials about the leading lawyers and law firms for wealthy individuals and families." Results are based on independent research done by the publication. The Chambers High Net Worth Guide is an internationally curated publication which ranks lawyers and law firms operating in the private wealth sector. Band 1 is the highest attainable ranking available for law firms.
In Canada, Thériault leads the wealth management team in Vancouver, acting for families who control or have a significant ownership interest in large, privately held companies or public companies. Jenkins’ practice focuses on advising individuals and families regarding estate planning, business succession and incapacity matters. West advises clients with respect to similar matters and also charitable giving strategies, including through the use of foundations and other structures.
In the U.S., both Sleeth and Lawton are part of our long-standing trusts and estates team. Sleeth focuses on wealth transfer planning with emphasis on the transfer of family or privately-held businesses, while Lawton focuses on estate planning and estate administration for wealthy families and individuals.