2019 Chambers High Net Worth Guide Recognizes Stokes Lawrence Lawyers as Leaders
Related Practice: Estate Planning & Administration
The 2019 Chamber High Net Worth (HNW) Guide named Doug Lawrence, RoseMary Reed and Katie Groblewski as leading lawyers in private wealth law. This is the fourth consecutive year Doug and RoseMary have been named, and the third for Katie. The Stokes Lawrence Estate Planning & Administration practice was also named as one of the leading practices in Washington.
The HNW guide recognizes leading wealth advisors around the world. To determine rankings, the Chambers editorial team researches local practitioners and interviews their peers and clients to garner feedback about the firm’s practice and its practicing attorneys.
Doug was ranked in Band 1, the highest ranking in the survey. He was noted for his leadership and mentorship of other estate planning lawyers. “Doug’s a leader in this space. He’s someone that we look to as an expert,” noted one source.
RoseMary was noted for being a strong advocate for her clients and her deep understanding of estate planning law. “She understands the issues and has a good grasp of the situation. I think highly of her,” stated one local expert.
Katie was recognized for her contributions to the local legal community. “Katie has contributed significantly to the quality of the practice . . . simply by the education she’s given to the community - she’s really good technically, she makes everyone better,” said a colleague interviewed for the publication.
The Stokes Lawrence Estate Planning & Administration practice was noted for its sophisticated level of clients. A key differentiator of the practice is its integration with the firm’s Trust & Estate Litigation practice. “They are well integrated with the litigators and estate planners - they’re able to bring that together.”
The practice’s reputation in the market is evident in the comments supplied by local experts. For example, “If we have a conflict of interest for a client’s estate planning, Stokes is my go-to. They have a great thought process on the information clients need, as well as timeliness and responsiveness.”
The Stokes Lawrence Estate Planning & Administration practice assists individuals and families with their estate planning and estate administration needs, including drafting core documents (wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney and health directives), probate and trust administration, business succession planning, charitable giving, lifetime gifting and prenuptial or postnuptial agreements.