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Verrill Dana Attorneys Ranked in Inaugural Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide

June 28, 2016 Press Releases

(June 28, 2016) – Verrill Dana attorneys Kurt Klebe and Mary McQuillen were recently recognized in the inaugural Chambers High Net Worth guide, Chambers and Partners first publication specifically aimed at the international private wealth market. The firm, one of only three Maine firms ranked, was also recognized for its Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group, one of the largest and most experienced Private Clients Groups in Northern New England.

Kurt Klebe, Partner and Chair of Verrill Dana's Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group, focuses his practice in all aspects of estate planning, probate administration and trust administration, as well as tax planning and charitable gift planning for individuals and nonprofit entities. He has also been recognized in Best Lawyers in America© in the practice of Trusts and Estates and has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Mary McQuillen, Partner at Verrill Dana, has practiced trusts and estates law since 1987, both in Maine and New York. Her practice includes representation of private foundations and other tax-exempt organizations, as well as estate planning, trust and estate administration and representation of fiduciaries. She has also been recognized in Best Lawyers in America© in the practice of Trusts and Estates.

Chambers HNW will provide a resource for accessing the world's leading high net worth advisers, including lawyers, bankers, accountants, and investment managers, among others serving this market internationally. Chambers and Partners, one of the world's most respected legal research and publishing firms, interviewed hundreds of professionals to assess the reputations and experience of professionals across the world in the private wealth sector.

Verrill Dana's Private Clients Group works closely with individuals and families to understand the clients' priorities and goals for the legacies they wish to provide. As part of their service to clients, members of the group will also serve as trustees of trusts and as personal representatives of estates. Learn more at www.verrilldana.com/privateclientsandfiduciaryservices.

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