Lowenstein Sandler is proud to announce that the 2021 edition of Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) has again ranked the firm in Band 1 for the Private Wealth Law–New Jersey category. This is the fourth consecutive year that the firm has received this recognition, and it is currently the only law firm in New Jersey to be awarded this top ranking.
Chambers describes the Private Wealth team as “sophisticated lawyers [who] do interesting work. They are terrific.” One market insider is quoted saying, “They have an excellent reputation. I have held them in very high regard my whole career.” Another notes that “[t]hey are very efficient and everything is done precisely and on a timely basis. … When you need to talk to someone, they are on the phone with you that day.”
Four members of the Trusts & Estates team were individually recognized.
- John L. Berger: Noted for his excellent reputation for advising high net worth clients on complex tax matters, one source describes Berger as “top notch. His technical ability is excellent. … He is very knowledgeable and very understanding of personal needs.”
- Michael N. Gooen: Co-chair of the firm’s Family Office practice, Gooen is described as “the cream of the crop; he is one of the most competent, knowledgeable and creative lawyers I've ever worked with.” Another commentator says, “He is terrific. He is very, very smart, analytical and a terrific planner. He is great strategically and also understands the complexities of what he's doing. He is a really strong force for his clients.”
- Warren K. Racusin: Chair of the firm’s Trusts & Estates group, Racusin is praised as “very cooperative and good to work with. He knows what he is doing and you can get things done to the collective benefit of clients.” Other comments include: “He is very good with clients, very knowledgeable, and makes complicated issues clear for someone who may not understand them”; and “his responses are immediate and insightful.”
- Ashley Steinhart: With extensive experience with complex estate and tax planning, Steinhart is described as “a wonderful, warm person and a brilliant lawyer,” as well as “very smart and sophisticated.”
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 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.
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