Richards, Layton & Finger Director Named One of Worth Magazine’s Top 100 Attorneys
December 5, 2008
WILMINGTON, Delaware – Richards, Layton & Finger director W. Donald Sparks II has been named on Worth magazine’s “Top 100 Attorneys” list for the third consecutive year. Worth, which examines the concerns of families with substantial wealth, compiles its top 100 list by researching attorneys throughout the country who specialize in trusts and estates, elder care, and other private practice areas. The list represents an exclusive group of lawyers who have earned this distinction for their outstanding expertise, insight, trustworthiness and commitment to their clients’ needs.
Chair of Richards, Layton & Finger’s tax group, Sparks specializes in trusts and estates, focusing primarily on estate planning, estate administration, tax-exempt organizations and fiduciary litigation. He is an active member of the Tax Section and Estates and Trusts Section of both the American Bar Association and the Delaware State Bar Association. Sparks is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a past chair of the Estate Planning Council of Delaware, Inc.
Sparks has frequently appeared as a speaker and has written numerous articles concerning estates, trusts and related topics. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Delaware Super Lawyers. Sparks earned a BA, summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College and a JD from Yale Law School.
About the Firm
Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. provides legal services to its clients in Delaware, the U.S. and throughout the world. The firm provides counsel on sophisticated financial transactions involving Delaware corporations and alternative entities, as well as advice and guidance to local clients. Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys have been leaders in cases decided in Delaware courts addressing corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, fiduciary relations, commercial and other general civil matters.
Worth is the only magazine devoted exclusively to the best interests and unique challenges of readers who possess substantial wealth. Each issue offers astute and unbiased reports on such complex subjects as estate planning, private banking, philanthropy, trusts, entrepreneurship and investment opportunities—topics crucial to the continued well-being of affluent families and individuals. Worth also examines a rich variety of “passion investments,” including vintage cars, private aircraft, yachts, watches and jewelry, real estate, wine, art and antiques.