Coblentz Partners Philip Feldman, James Mitchell, and Jaime Mannon are listed as Leading Lawyers in the Private Wealth Law category of the 2018 Chambers HNW (High Net Worth) guide for Northern California, published by Chambers & Partners.
Jim Mitchell is again ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Band 2. One source was “impressed by his personal qualities and the depth of his knowledge. His advice is always helpful and he pays attention to the details.” Another client adds that ” Technically he’s perfect. Jim is an incredible listener. When he speaks he is spot-on, there is no waste of time. He’s honest, smart and a great listener.” A market insider notes that Jim “has been around and is at the top of his game. He is excellent; anyone in his care is in good hands.”
Phil Feldman is again ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Band 2, where one client or colleague interviewed note that Phil “exhibits an impressive combination of strong technical skills and strong interpersonal skills.” Another adds that he “has a great combination of strong technical knowledge and being able to relate well to many different types of clients and make a personal connection with them.”
Jaime Mannon is listed as an Up and Coming Leading Lawyer by Chambers. Clients and colleagues love working with Jaime and noted that her “strengths are that she takes the time to understand complex matters, she is efficient and professional at all times. She is extremely reliable.” Another interviewee raves over her abilities, saying “She is young, she is dynamic and she is just brilliant. Her documents are chameleon-like – things can change in a family situation and the documents still stick. She’s young but has so much talent, she should lead the world.”
The Coblentz Family Wealth practice is also listed by Chambers HNW in Band 2 for Private Wealth Law, Northern California. Chambers writes that the group “has deep experience advising wealthy families on a range of wealth transfer matters. The firm assists with estate and gift tax planning, the administration of trusts and estates, and business succession planning. It also handles litigation.” Colleagues and clients mention that “They are an excellent firm with wonderful lawyers. I have found the best representatives in Coblentz – I would be lost without them.” Another source adds “I think they are excellent, they’re good communicators and straightforward.”
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