Calfee's Estate and Succession Planning group is ranked as a "Leading Law Firm" in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2018. Chambers HNW is the only independent directory specifically aimed at the private wealth market that ranks law firms according to their private client disciplines.
As part of the ranking process, Chambers HNW interviews clients and sources to obtain feedback on the firm’s practice. A source said Calfee’s Estate and Succession Planning attorneys “have an outstanding reputation – they are known for being very sophisticated planners but also warm and genuine with clients, and they have a very, very loyal following.”
Another Chambers HNW source mentioned, "They're extremely collaborative, they're comfortable being part of a team, communicating with everyone on the team and getting things done cost-effectively."
A market insider highlights the firm's "strong reputation with small businesses," going on to explain that "they believe in personal relationships, they get intimately involved with businesses they represent. They understand the family dynamics of a small business."
Another Chambers HNW source reports that "the firm's experience with this market is extensive. [Calfee] provides thorough, efficient, and timely legal services to clients of all sizes. Calfee lawyers understand the need for empathy and kindness and are available to counsel family clients as needed. A strong suit is their communication talents. No question is left unanswered; their responses are thought-out and thorough. They use their experience to anticipate future events. Then they explain their thinking in clear, concise terms that maintain the clients' understanding. Their advice and counsel are always reasoned and always relevant.”
The group is also ranked in Trusts & Estates Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” (Tier 1-Cleveland).