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Jul 9, 2020
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Aird & Berlis Recognized as Leading Firm in Chambers High Net Worth 2020 Guide

Rachel L. Blumenfeld and Melanie A. Yach

Aird & Berlis is proud to be recognized as one of the top professional advisors to high net worth individuals in Chambers HNW 2020. 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:

Aird & Berlis has a "very good practice" in private client, adding: "They are a top-notch firm." The team advises high net worth clients on trust and estate planning and administration, tax planning and non-profit matters. "I would recommend them for private wealth matters, they have excellent attorneys." 

"I am a fan of Rachel Blumenfeld, I think she is brilliant," says an interviewee, adding: "She has developed a good international expertise." Another interviewee comments: "She is competent, very knowledgeable, very effective and a good lawyer to work with. She is a leader in this area."

Melanie Yach "is a very strong, senior litigator," says a source. Yach is a generalist trusts and estates practitioner with a particular focus on fiduciary litigation matters. "She is a very good advocate," says another source, adding: "She is at the top of her field. I think it's her ability to understand the law and other areas, such as tax, corporate law and planning, to give added value to what she does in litigation."


Aird & Berlis has extensive experience in handling complex, multi-jurisdictional private client issues that demand innovation and foresight. With expertise that spans Estate & Trusts Planning & Administration, and Estates, Trusts & Capacity Litigation, as well as Charity & Not-for-Profit Law and related areas of Tax law, we provide comprehensive services for private clients.

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