Chambers and Partners High Net Worth has, once again, ranked Morris James, as a leading Delaware law firm for its preeminent private wealth law practice.
The following attorneys were recognized as leading lawyers in the 2023 guide for their respective practices, as outlined below:
Chambers HNW recognizes Morris James for its offering of a variety of private client services across all three Delaware counties. Chambers notes that the firm is uniquely positioned to handle estate planning, wealth management, tax and business issues, including those that involve the healthcare sector, among others.
“Morris James is a top-notch firm with very capable, experienced attorneys across a broad array of practice areas.” Chambers HNW
Another source says: “Morris James is very thorough, and the counsel listens to my concerns, asks relevant questions, and seems to have an understanding of very complex issues.”
Private Wealth Law Leading Lawyers
Bruce Tigani chairs the firm’s tax, estates & business practice. With a law career spanning over 30 years, he maintains a broad-based business, tax, healthcare and real estate practice. In providing clients an integrated focus to both transactional and planning aspects essential to their needs, Bruce delivers a coordinated and comprehensive approach to the representation of regionally based closely-held businesses, professional practices, and individuals.
Chambers HNW resources say, Bruce Tigani "is extremely knowledgeable in estate and trust planning and is also proactive, timely, and very organized." His multidisciplinary practice includes advising on complex estate planning, wealth transfer, and trust administration issues. An interviewee comments: "Bruce Tigani has the experience and knowledge to handle sophisticated and complex cases with the emotional intelligence needed to a successful outcome."
Jim Gallagher maintains a comprehensive business and tax practice that includes the preparation of wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents. In his business practice, Jim counsels and advises clients on business formation and management, including the drafting of operating agreements and stockholder agreements. He is experienced in the preparation, review, and negotiation of documents for the purchase and sale of assets or stock or other equity interests, as well as commercial and employment-related contracts.
Chambers HNW recognizes Jim for his thorough advice when handling trust and estate matters for his clients. A source says: "Jim possesses not only the wide breadth of knowledge to build sophisticated estate and trust plans but also is very reliable and timely."
Private Wealth Law: Family/Matrimonial Leading Lawyers
Gretchen Knight chairs the firm's family law practice. Gretchen is a highly skilled and knowledgeable family law attorney with more than 30 years of experience. She focuses her practice on litigating and negotiating successful outcomes for her clients in complex divorce and custody matters. Gretchen concentrates on understanding her clients' goals, being responsive to their needs, and helping clients achieve their goals. She uses her legal insight and resources to support her clients, allowing them to move forward with confidence.
Notably, Gretchen is recognized by Chambers HNW her preceding reputation of being one of the top family law attorneys in the state. A market commentator enthuses: "Gretchen is one of the best in the state and gets great results."
Jill Spevack Di Sciullo has over 20 years of experience handling domestic relations matters in Delaware. With a practice that expands throughout Delaware, representing clients in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties, Jill guides clients through all aspects of domestic relations matters. She represents clients in complicated property division matters involving dividing businesses and various other types of property, as well as drafting and negotiating premarital agreements. Jill represents clients in adoption matters, custody and child support matters, and assists clients in preparing and negotiating Gestational Carrier Agreements.
Chamber Net Worth recognizes Jill for her representation of clients in matters which include divorce proceedings, child guardianship and spousal support. "Jill is highly attentive to her clients' individual circumstances and works diligently with her clients to get the best outcome," notes a commenter. She is regarded for her client service, attentiveness to her clients and their needs.
- Commercial Transactions
- Corporate Advice
- Corporate Governance Counseling
- Corporate Trust and Fiduciary Services
- Delaware Advantage Trusts
- Elder Law and Disability Planning
- Family Law
- Personal Tax Advice and Planning
- Private Clients
- Small Businesses and Start-Ups
- Structured Finance Transactions
- Tax Advice for Businesses and Owners
- Tax, Estates and Business Practice
- Trusts and Estates