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Jul 12, 2019
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Aird & Berlis Recognized Amongst the Top Professional Advisers in Chambers High Net Worth 2019

Rachel L. Blumenfeld and Melanie A. Yach

Aird & Berlis is proud to be recognized as a leading Canadian law firm in the 2019 edition of Chambers HNW: The World's Leading High Net Worth Advisers. In addition, partners Rachel Blumenfeld (Private Wealth Law - Canada) and Melanie Yach (Private Wealth Disputes - Canada) are individually recognized as leading lawyers in their respective areas of specialization.

The firm as a whole and our noted practitioners received the following accolades:

Toronto firm Aird & Berlis is well regarded nationally. The firm's estates and trusts team regularly advises high net worth individuals on succession planning and wealth structuring. One market insider says it is a "very good firm with some very good people," noting that the firm is "very strong" on both planning and litigation.

Rachel Blumenfeld has a "very strong reputation" in the market. Peers say she is a "really, really strong solicitor and is a pleasure to deal with," noting her particular strengths in will planning. "She is a solid practitioner and a well-respected lawyer - she is well regarded and good with clients," adds a source.

Melanie Yach is a "very good lawyer and litigator," say peers, adding: "She has a well-deserved reputation in estate litigation. By reputation and on files she is very strong." Yach advises private clients and trust companies on all aspects of estate planning and administration. Her practice has a strong focus on disputes involving trusts, estates and capacity issues.

Chambers HNW highlights the leading lawyers and law firms for the international private wealth market in key jurisdictions around the world. Rankings are based on independent research and interviews with lawyers, accountants, investment managers and other professionals working with high net worth individuals.

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