Coblentz Family Wealth partners James Mitchell, Philip Feldman, and Jaime Mannon are again listed as Leading Lawyers in the Private Wealth Law category of the 2020 Chambers HNW (High Net Worth) guide for Northern California. They are joined in Chambers’ rankings this year by partner Mitchell Edwards, listed among only four Up & Coming attorneys in the category. Chambers High Net Worth, published by Chambers & Partners, ranks the top lawyers and law firms for international private wealth.
Jim Mitchell is again ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Band 2. Jim advises high net worth clients on tax planning and trust and estate administration. Chambers noted his “wealth of experience,” and one source says, “He is good at complicated trust administration.” Another reports, “He is someone who is very good at explaining concepts in a simple manner. He puts people at ease and has a good demeanor.”
Phil Feldman is again ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Band 2. Phil assists wealthy individuals and families with income, gift and estate tax planning, as well as philanthropic planning. One source enthused that “his competency is off the charts – if he’s not the most experienced in San Francisco, he is damn near it.” A referral source describes him as “very responsive, which I appreciate, as do my clients. I enjoy working with him.”
Jaime Mannon is again ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Band 3. Jaime offers affluent individuals and families assistance with estate and gift tax planning and cross-border tax planning. One source says, “She is extremely knowledgeable in her field of expertise, very professional, and appears to me to stay on top of new developments.” Another commented, “She is very smart. I think she has high emotional intelligence, she reads the room well and understands her audience.”
Mitch Edwards is listed in the Chambers HNW Up & Coming category. Mitch assists high net worth clients with estate planning, administration matters, and litigation. A source notes that he “is always responsive and always invested in the client. He can crank through work quickly and efficiently. I enjoy working with him.” Another adds that he “is good for younger tech-related clients, he has a really strong practice for this. He is very approachable and knowledgeable about tech issues.”
The Coblentz Family Wealth practice is also listed by Chambers HNW in Band 2 for Private Wealth Law, Northern California. One source commented, “Besides knowing their subject matter well, they all have tremendous people skills from the litigation attorneys down to the legal secretaries and paralegals. Another strength is that they try and resolve an issue in a fair and sensible fashion. They seem to have respect for the other side, which in my opinion has helped solve matters sooner rather than later. As a whole, I find that everyone I have worked with has had very good mediation skills.”
Independent and objective, Chambers USA and Chambers HNW are carefully researched and widely considered to be one of the most reputable law firm directories in the world. Ranking criteria include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by legal clients.