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July 24, 2018

Warner Attorneys Recognized as Leaders in Their Field in Chambers High Net Worth Guide

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP and five of its attorneys have been recognized for excellence in private wealth law in Chambers High Net Worth 2018 guide.

The guide, which is compiled by Chambers and Partners, is aimed at the international private wealth market and features in-depth editorial related to leading lawyers and law firms for wealthy individuals and families. Law firms and attorneys were referred by clients for their expertise in charitable planning, wealth transfer, business succession planning, estate tax planning, trust disputes and other areas of private wealth management.
Warner again received a Band 1 rating as a law firm. Partners Carl W. Dufendach, Mark K. Harder, Susan Gell Meyers and David L.J.M. Skidmore as well as Of Counsel W. Michael Van Haren were recognized as distinguished practitioners.
"For the last three years, we have been proud to be internationally recognized for our expertise in estate planning, wealth management law services and the quality of counsel we provide our clients," said Douglas A. Dozeman, managing partner of Warner. "With the largest Trusts and Estate Practice Group in the state, our talented attorneys are committed to providing superior service to our clients in Michigan – and beyond."
As mentioned, the distinguished notable practitioners from Warner included:
  • Carl Dufendach, who maintains a broad practice advising clients on estate and trust planning and administration, including transfer and succession strategies, charitable giving and guardianships.
  • Mark Harder, who chairs the firm's Private Client and Family Office Group, works with individuals, families and family business owners on complex estate planning, settlement and business transfer issues.
  • Susan Gell Meyers, who advises high net worth and family business clients on estate and gift tax planning, business succession planning, asset protection and trust administration.
  • David Skidmore, who focuses his practice on probate, trust and estate litigation, as well as fiduciary and real property disputes.
  • Mike Van Haren, who concentrates his practice on all aspects of planning for high net worth individuals, the family offices that serve those individuals and the businesses they own.
The guide will be used by family offices and professional financial advisers. In addition to the legal rankings, Chambers High Net Worth also features information on accounting and tax firms, private banks, wealth management firms and multi-family offices acting for high net worth individuals.
London-based Chambers and Partners publishes a series of global guides focused on the legal profession. Warner has been recognized as one of the leading law firms in Michigan by Chambers USA for 16 consecutive years.
About Warner
By providing discerning and proactive legal advice, Warner Norcross + Judd builds a better partnership with its clients. Warner is a corporate law firm with 220 attorneys practicing in eight offices throughout Michigan: Grand Rapids, Southfield, Midland, Macomb County, Muskegon, Kalamazoo, Lansing and Holland. To learn more, visit, follow us on Twitter @WNJLLP or connect on LinkedIn.
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