Coblentz Partners Philip Feldman, James Mitchell, and Jaime Mannon are listed as Leading Lawyers in the Private Wealth Law category of the 2017 Chambers HNW (High Net Worth) guide for Northern California, published by Chambers & Partners.
Phil Feldman is again ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Band 2, where clients and industry colleagues note that “He’s a very outgoing personality, he’s immediately likable and in technical terms, he’s sophisticated and yet very approachable.” A fellow estate planning lawyer notes “Not only was he up there with the complexities of the matter but negotiating with him was a pleasure. He’s just a good guy that it’s a pleasure to work with.” Another describes Feldman as a “thoughtful, collegiate and careful attorney.”
Jim Mitchell is also ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Band 2. A wealth advisor notes that “We tend to refer a lot of matters to Jim that require not only very sophisticated legal expertise but also a delicate touch from a personal point of view. We’ve found Jim is particularly good at navigating client situations.” And another explains that “He doesn’t get rattled, stays steady to the task, is very knowledgeable and very pro-client in his thought process. He’s just generally a very good attorney to work within this field.”
Jaime Mannon is listed as an Up and Coming lawyer by Chambers. One source says that Mannon “is someone who is building her practice, and we often will refer young entrepreneurs to her who would like to work with someone roughly the same age.” Another describes her as “very knowledgeable, responsive and intellectual.”
The Coblentz Family Wealth practice is also listed by Chambers HNW in Band 2 for Private Wealth Law, Northern California. Chambers writes that “The firm is well regarded among California wealth professionals,” and colleagues in the field mention that the Coblentz team has “a very sophisticated practice. I feel confident they will handle any technical issue a client may need help on. The firm has a wonderful, supportive culture, and people there are able to take their time – they’re thoughtful and responsive. They value the relationship they build with clients. We like working with them.” Another interviewee says the firm is “first on my list for a reference,” and that our attorneys are “intelligent, flexible and work well with advisers. Their flexibility and reactiveness are probably one of their highest values to me. Also, they have a creativeness but not too aggressive an attitude, meaning they will suggest leading-edge techniques but won’t overly push the implementation if it’s not appropriate. So they can give a very well thought-through platform of suggestions, being flexible in terms of which ones fit the client’s situation.”
London-based Chambers and Partners conducts intensive, continuous research to identify the world’s leading lawyers and law firms – individual lawyers are ranked (in their practice-areas) on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness, and their client-service.