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Jul 23, 2021
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Aird & Berlis Recognized as Leading Firm in Chambers High Net Worth 2021

Rachel L. Blumenfeld, Archie Rabinowitz 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 2021. Partners Rachel Blumenfeld (Private Wealth Law - Canada), Archie Rabinowitz (Private Wealth Disputes - 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 private wealth department," according to one source, and it benefits from the firm's strong expertise in tax. "They have a strong tax group, a good litigation group, and the planning lawyers are also very strong," says one interviewee. Another source says the team are "very good at what they do - I have no problem referring work to them and working with them."

According to one source, Rachel Blumenfeld is "an excellent practitioner who is active in the community and always wants to share her time, with a robust practice in estates and trusts." Blumenfeld specialises in succession planning matters and is said to possess a "strong understanding of life insurance planning."

Fiduciary litigation specialist Archie Rabinowitz is described as "one of the most respected litigators in the country and internationally" by one interviewee. "He has particular sensitivities and skills," enthuses a peer, highlighting "his ability to read people and the room, his speed of thought and ability to deliver that into action - he is well respected."

Melanie Yach is a "well respected and tough" litigator who also practises non-contentious estate planning and administration. One interviewee reports that she is "a pleasure to deal with," while another elaborates: "She's very capable and has a lot of good qualities: she is intelligent, thoughtful, aggressive when she needs to be, and a true professional."


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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