Dinsmore Earns High Marks for Private Wealth Law

September 25, 2017News Releases

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has earned a Band 1 ranking in the 2017 edition of Chambers and Partners High Net Worth (HNW) Guide.

The firm’s ranking was calculated through interviews Chambers conducted with outside parties throughout the United States. Law firms and individual attorneys are ranked in bands from one to six, with one being the best.

J. Michael Cooney, partner and chair of Dinsmore’s estate and trust group, is first-ranked for the second year in a row. “Mike Cooney is one of the best lawyers in Ohio," a peer stated, adding, "he's excellent and his clients really like him because he's very practical, reasonable, effective and smart. He's a great guy and he's been a leader for the state bar, and state chair for the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel in Ohio.” At Dinsmore, Cooney advises clients on estate planning, federal and state estate and gift tax matters and related income tax planning. He represents trustees and trust beneficiaries in legal issues with respect to trust administration.

Making her debut in the HNW, Dinsmore partner Lee M. Stautberg is first-ranked and referenced as a rising star in business succession planning. Stautberg directs her primary attention to the needs of privately held businesses and their owners, where she serves as attorney and trusted adviser on business issues and succession, tax and estate planning.

Chambers and Partners launched the Chambers High Net Worth Guide in 2016, focusing specifically on the international private wealth market. The guide provides access to the notable firms and attorneys around the globe.