Lowenstein Sandler is proud to announce that the 2022 edition of Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) has again ranked the firm in Band 1 for the Private Wealth Law–New Jersey category, the only firm this year to receive this top ranking. This is the fourth consecutive year that the firm has received this recognition. 

Chambers describes the Private Wealth team as having “a superb reputation in New Jersey as a leading law firm for private wealth matters.” The publication quotes a source who observes: "They are the top in their field. They are a wonderful group of attorneys who are leading in this area."

Four members of the Trusts & Estates team were individually recognized.       

  • John L. Berger: Chambers notes that Berger provides advice to high net worth clients on a wide range of tax and estate planning matters, quoting a source who says: “John is an absolute pleasure to work with. His attention to detail and depth of knowledge is fantastic. He is always timely on work product and available for client questions when they arise."
  • Michael N. GooenCo-Chair of the firm’s Family Office practiceGooen is called “a 'go-to' in the New Jersey market for private wealth matters.” One market commentator observes that "he is very strategic in his approach to matters and very thoughtful in his advice… He is good at explaining complicated issues in relatively straightforward terms. He is incredibly hard-working."
  • Warren K. RacusinChair of the firm’s Trusts & Estates group, is described as “incredibly talented, smart beyond belief and very hard-working… a creative problem solver and terrific to work with” on all aspects of tax, trust and estate planning.
  • Ashley Steinhart: Steinhart is described as an “esteemed practitioner (who) has a wealth of experience advising high net worth clients on trust and estate planning matters”. A commentator adds: “I can't say enough wonderful things about Ashley… he understands people extremely well, which makes him a superb lawyer. He is always able to figure out what is most important to clients and helps them achieve their goals."

Lowenstein’s Trusts & Estates and Family Office groups advise high net worth individuals, family businesses, and private companies. The team has experience handling succession planning, tax and estate planning, and administration matters, as well as matrimonial and philanthropic issues.

Chambers researchers analyze information gathered via submissions and interviews based on a set of main factors and considerations including technical legal ability, expertise and experience specific to the practice area and jurisdiction, client service, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, rigorous attention to detail  and value for money. Individual lawyers are ranked in their practice area(s) based on their legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness, and client service. An explanation of Chambers’ ranking system is available at this link.

All of the current Chambers HNW rankings may be found here.

About Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Lowenstein Sandler LLP is a national law firm with over 350 lawyers based in New York, Palo Alto, New Jersey, Utah, and Washington, D.C. The firm represents leaders in virtually every sector of the global economy, with particular emphasis on investment funds, life sciences, and technology. Recognized for its entrepreneurial spirit and high standard of client service, the firm is committed to the interests of its clients, colleagues, and communities.