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CLEVELAND, July 22, 2019 – Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP’s Estate and Succession Planning group was selected for inclusion in the Private Wealth Law – Ohio category by Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2019. Additionally, Joseph M. Mentrek, chair of Calfee’s Estate and Succession Planning practice, and Jean Hillman, senior counsel, received individual recognition in the guide. 

Mentrek focuses his practice on estate and business succession planning and provides counsel to high net worth individuals, closely held business owners, corporate executives and nonprofit organizations. "Joe is an expert dealing with family succession matters. He uses a pragmatic approach to his legal advice," says a source."He possesses a great knowledge of income tax laws and regulations."

Hillman's practice is focused in the areas of estate and trust administration, complex estate and gift tax issues, probate court litigation and fiduciary income tax matters. "Jean has extensive knowledge of estate and trust law and is very experienced in family succession matters," reports one interviewee. "She is tenacious in gathering complete and accurate information to complete tax filings."

The publication, from Chambers & Partners, covers private wealth management work and related specialties in key jurisdictions. Select attorneys and practice areas are included based on interviews from hundreds of lawyers, family offices, accountancy professionals, tax advisers, bankers, investment managers and high-end real estate agents with a comprehensive understanding of the private wealth sector.

"Calfee lawyers are thorough, efficient, timely and experienced. Their depth of knowledge serves our mutual clients' needs in a very high manner," commented one source. 

Earlier this year, Chambers USA Guide editors recognized 22 Calfee attorneys and seven of its practice groups in its 2019 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Guide.

About Calfee’s Estate and Succession Planning Group
Calfee’s Estate and Succession Planning group attorneys assist clients in developing and implementing comprehensive estate plans that carefully balance personal goals with tax and administrative concerns. Clients are also provided comprehensive probate and trust administration, litigation services and asset protection planning counsel. The practice has routinely been selected for inclusion in the Private Wealth Law – Ohio category by Chambers High Net Worth Guide.

About Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP is a full-service corporate law firm with offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus, Ohio, and Washington, D.C., serving business, governmental and individual clients in the U.S. and globally. As a founding member of Lex Mundi, Calfee offers international representation through a network of independent law firms with access to 21,000 attorneys located in more than 100 countries.



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