Adam Streisand

+1 310 228 3727

Adam Streisand

Partner  |  Sheppard Mullin
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

California

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

My swift, strategic and surgical strategy that lead to victory for actress Elizabeth Hurley establishing her son’s right to inheritance under trusts established by American billionaire Peter Bing. Victory for widow of rock star Tom Petty in a ferocious battle with his daughters.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

As my grandfather used to say, “anyone can say he is Muhammad Ali. Someday you have to step into the ring and prove it.” Forget the marketing. Strive for excellence and the clients and tributes will come.

What is your favourite quote?

“Sometimes in nature, a lion bears an ass.” Abraham Lincoln. And as a result, I have had a long and prosperous career fighting inheritance battles.


Bruce Ross

1 213 970 9739

Bruce Ross

Senior counsel  |  Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Estate and Trust Litigation; Mediation of Estate and Trust Disputes; Estate and Trust Administration

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Coming out of semi-retirement and joining the international firm of Seyfarth Shaw in its highly regarded Trusts and Estates Practice.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Gain a specific expertise or practice niche on which you can speak and write.

What is your favourite quote?

“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”
Abraham Lincoln


Lawrence H. Heller

+1 310 586 7709

Lawrence H. Heller

Shareholder  |  Greenberg Traurig
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (CA, CO)

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Domestic and international estate planning and income tax planning for individual
Charitable organisations, private foundations and family business succession planning
Certified tax specialist


Amy L. McEvoy, Esquire

+1 213 617 4159

Amy L. McEvoy, Esquire

Partner  |  Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (CA)

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Administration of estates and trusts
Residency & domiciliation

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Migrating trusts established by a non-resident noncitizen of the U.S. for U.S. citizen descendants to a state that allows unregulated private trust companies, in order to avoid exposure to state level income tax and to give family members of the grantor meaningful and significant roles with regard to the trusts.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Cultivate as much knowledge and experience as possible; and find meaning in what you bring to the families with whom you work.

What is your favourite quote?


Stacie L. Chau

+1 213 896 2453

Stacie L. Chau

Associate  |  Holland & Knight
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (CA)

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

My practice in the past year has been litigation focused. I dealt with two complex trusts and estates disputes, involving a number of issues including claims of undue influence, lack of capacity, fraud, breaches of fiduciary duties, removal and surcharge petitions.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Take good advantage of the market for the rising millennials. They have their own set of values and needs that are understood and better accommodated by other millennials who are rising stars of the private client world.

What is your favourite quote?