The Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) 2020 Guide has recognized three Taft Private Client partners. Taft Indianapolis partner Richard Kissel II, Taft Minneapolis partner Terry Slye, and Taft Private Client co-chair Susan Wheatley are named as top attorneys in Private Wealth Law. Kissel and Slye are ranked in Band 1 and Wheatley in Band 2.
Taft's Private Client group is also ranked by Chambers HNW in Band 2 in Indiana, Minnesota, and Ohio for Private Wealth Law.
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Kissel focuses his practice on the areas of estate, business succession, and charitable planning and gifting as well as tax, corporate transactions, buy-sell agreements, employee benefits, and other matters affecting closely-held businesses. He currently serves on the board of directors for Horizon House and Dance Kaleidoscope.
Slye's practice is divided between trusts and estates and nonprofit organizations. The former includes estate planning, drafting wills and trusts, estate administration, trust administration, and preparation of related federal income and estate tax returns. He advises clients of relevant income, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax considerations, plus other excise taxes which may apply to a client’s plans for transferring assets to family or other beneficiaries.
Wheatley collaborates closely with clients on their estate and business succession planning. She helps clients create a plan that meets their intentions, safeguards assets, and passes property to family, friends, and charities in a tax efficient way.
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