Adam Streisand

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.


Joy Chang

Joy Chang

Partner  |  Withers
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (CA)

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Administration of estates and trusts
Personal and estate planning
Pre-immigration planning

Q&A

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

The highlight of my practice is being trusted by my clients and being able to help my clients achieve peace of mind.

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

Communication with clients is key: listen and understand your clients’ goals, and advise them in a way that they can understand.

What is your favourite quote?

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel,” Maya Angelou.