Verrill Dana Recognized for Wide-Ranging Private Wealth Law Practice in Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide

August 20, 2018 Press Releases

(August 20, 2018) – Verrill Dana attorneys Michael Fay, Kurt Klebe, and Mary McQuillen were recognized in the Chambers High Net Worth 2018 guide, Chambers and Partners' third edition of the publication specifically aimed at the international private wealth market. The firm, one of only three Maine firms ranked, was also recognized for its wide-ranging private wealth law practice, one of the largest and most experienced Private Clients Groups in Northern New England.

Michael Fay, Counsel at Verrill Dana, has more than 40 years of experience advising clients on all aspects of wealth management, including tax efficient transfer of wealth, creation of family controlled structures for long-term financial management and disposition of family assets, risk management, and implementation and oversight of family philanthropic endeavors. Michael has been recognized annually byWorthmagazine as one of the nation's "Top 100 Attorneys" based upon his outstanding legal practice and exceptional client service, and he has also received Boston Magazine's FIVE STAR Wealth Manager Award. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America© for Trusts and Estates and has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer from 2004 – 2015 in Estate Planning/Trust Law. Quoted within the guide, one wealth adviser noted, "He's one of the smartest and most caring attorneys I have ever had the honour of knowing, and he cares deeply about his clients."

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. Quoted within the guide, one wealth adviser explained, "He is consultative and does an outstanding job identifying the needs of each client. He recognises each situation is unique and requires an approach focused on the client's agenda. On a personal level, Kurt is trustworthy and has an excellent manner. I think this is why his clients often ask him to serve as their trustee."

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. Quoted within the guide, a fellow estate planning attorney acknowledges that McQuillen is "a very good critical thinker and extremely smart."
Chambers HNW provides 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

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