Thompson Hine Recognized Again in Chambers High Net Worth Guide

Date: August 28, 2018

Publication: Thompson Hine

Thompson Hine LLP is pleased to announce that the firm’s Personal & Succession Planning practice has been recognized in the third edition of the Chambers High Net Worth guide, Chambers & Partners’ publication covering the private wealth market in key jurisdictions around the world and featuring the world’s leading advisers to high net worth individuals and families. The firm has been recognized since the directory’s inaugural edition in 2016.

The firm’s Personal & Succession Planning practice is one of only three firms ranked in the top band in Ohio. Peers and clients who provided feedback for the guide note that “Thompson Hine is a highly regarded law firm with tremendous experience” and equipped with lawyers who are “technically adept and innovative.”

One source says Thompson Hine’s reputation “is outstanding – they’re very well regarded for this type of work.” “They do an excellent job, they’re present in the market, they’re known, and they have a reputation as being top-flight attorneys with broad skill sets.”

Practice group leader Mark Conway is personally ranked in the top band in Ohio. He is noted for his deep experience in advising wealthy clients on tax, business and estate planning concerns. A source hailed him as “nothing short of superb in the assistance, direction, counsel, advice, everything he gave to the client. It was a very, very impressive piece of work.” “He’s a very highly respected attorney,” says another source, adding that “he’s a very good communicator, which is key when you’re dealing with entrepreneurs and ultra-high net worth families. Mark does a very good job of taking something very complex and communicating it to clients in a very succinct way.” Conway is also described as “very collaborative” and is praised for his “creative, sophisticated planning with partnerships and family offices.”

Partner Patrick Saccogna is personally ranked in band two in Ohio. He is noted for being “well regarded for representing wealthy clients and privately held businesses in estate planning matters.” A fellow Ohio practitioner comments: “He is very knowledgeable, very good on complex tax issues. He has the advantage of having had the CPA background and law background. He can give some very tax-sensitive advice.” Multiple sources highlight Saccogna’s “excellent relationships with his clients,” as well as his active presence on the conference circuit. “He’s easy to work with,” says an interviewee; “he’s really good with clients, because he’s got a great personality that allows him to bond instantly with them. Clients love him to death, he’s very personable. He can simplify the technical aspects of the planning for clients to understand. I consider him to be one of the top estate planning attorneys in the Cleveland market. He’s extremely intelligent, but more importantly he’s a good person and will have the clients’ best interests at heart.”

Thompson Hine also has been recognized for the past 16 years as a leading firm in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, which ranks lawyers according to technical legal ability, professional conduct, customer service, commercial awareness, diligence and commitment, based on interviews with clients and peers. Specifically, the firm was named a top firm in 12 practice areas, three of which –Transportation: Aviation (Regulatory), Transportation: Rail (for Shippers) and Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial) – are ranked nationally. In addition, 45 individual lawyers were recognized as leading lawyers in their practices.