Ed Fee Honored by Chambers and Partners in Band 1 Private Wealth Law - Maryland

Date: August 7, 2018

Baltimore - Chambers and Partners High Net Worth (HNW) Guide has again named Edwin G. Fee, Jr. and Whiteford, Taylor & Preston as one of only three law firms ranked as Band 1 in the practice area of Private Wealth Law – Maryland.  

From the HNW guide:

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is one of the largest law firms in Maryland.  “They are a key firm and have good lawyers,” observes one market source.  The team advises on a broad spectrum of private client and tax matters for HNW clients.  A local expert enthuses: “They enjoy a major reputation in Maryland.  I am hugely impressed by their responsiveness and efficiency.” 

Notable practitioner, Ed Fee deals with all aspects of trust, estate and tax law.  “He is very personable and approachable and clients are comfortable with him,” reports one market expert, adding: “He explains things clearly and in a way that is understandable.  He knows very well this can be an emotional area of law and has excellent personal skills.” His contribution to the wider industry is also acknowledged.

About Chambers and Partners HNW Guide: Chambers High Net Worth Guide is specifically aimed at the international private wealth market.  The guide covers private wealth management work and related specialisms in key jurisdictions around the world, featuring in-depth editorial about the leading lawyers and law firms for wealthy individuals and families. 

Private Wealth Law - Work in this area includes but is not limited to: charitable planning; wealth transfer; business succession planning; estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning (in the US); life and health insurance planning; the creation and administration of trusts and estates; asset transfer; the taking-public of closely-held businesses; and structuring outward and inward investment. Contentious matters are also included, such as trusts disputes, probate contests and contested wills. In larger jurisdictions, these matters are ranked separately in a Private Wealth Disputes table.

Band 1 of 6 is Chambers and Partners highest ranking. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client. 

About Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP: With over 170 attorneys, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston provides a comprehensive range of sophisticated, cost-effective business law and litigation services to clients ranging from innovative start-ups to middle market companies to global enterprises.  Its growing Mid-Atlantic footprint includes sixteen offices in Delaware, D.C., Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia