Richards Layton’s Trusts & Estates Practice and Attorneys Recognized for Excellence in Private Wealth Law
September 20, 2017
Firm News| Trusts & Estates
WILMINGTON, Delaware (September 20, 2017) – Richards, Layton & Finger’s trusts and estates practice has received the highest ranking in Chambers HNW, the international guide to the world’s leading high net worth advisors. The 2017 guide also recognizes firm directors F. Peter Conaty Jr. and W. Donald Sparks II for excellence in Private Wealth Law, and praises Richards Layton’s “top-notch” trust and estate attorneys for their “great technical ability” and “phenomenal judgment” (Chambers HNW, 2017).
Mr. Sparks, head of Richards Layton’s Tax / Trusts and Estates Group, is ranked in Chambers HNW’s Band 1. Specializing in trusts and estates, he represents banks, trust companies, and high net worth individuals in sophisticated estate planning and fiduciary matters. Mr. Sparks is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and has been recognized in Super Lawyers, Delaware Today, and The Best Lawyers in America since 1995.
Mr. Conaty represents high net worth individuals in sophisticated estate planning matters, as well as individuals and corporate fiduciaries in connection with estate and trust administration. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2008, including as the Wilmington, Delaware Tax Lawyer of the Year for 2017 and Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year for 2018. Mr. Conaty is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
About Chambers HNW
Chambers HNW covers private wealth management work in key jurisdictions around the world. The guide’s rankings are the result of independent analysis by researchers who interviewed hundreds of lawyers, tax advisors, bankers, investment managers, and other professionals to get a comprehensive understanding of the private wealth sector in each of the jurisdictions covered.
About the Firm
Richards, Layton & Finger, Delaware’s largest law firm and one of its oldest, helps sophisticated clients navigate complex issues and the intricacies of Delaware law. We advise global companies, business partnerships, leading financial institutions, local businesses, and individuals across a wide range of practices, including corporate law, alternative entities, commercial law, bankruptcy and restructuring, and litigation.