2022 Chambers High Net Worth Recognizes Williams Mullen for Private Wealth Law
Williams Mullen’s Private Client and Fiduciary Services Practice was recognized in the 2022 edition of Chambers High Net Worth for Private Wealth Law. The guide identifies the leading professional advisers to the Private Wealth market in Virginia.
Farhad Aghdami was rated a “Band 1” attorney for the third year in a row, the highest rating available. Dan Durst and Christine Piersall were rated “Band 3” attorneys. The Private Client and Fiduciary Services Practice, which includes six attorneys throughout Virginia, received an overall “Band 2” rating.
Aghdami has more than 30 years of experience assisting clients with wealth transfer tax planning, business succession planning, income tax planning for individuals and businesses and fiduciary litigation. He is the Virginia state chair and the southeast region chair of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). He is listed in The Best Lawyers In America© (2006-present) and was named the Richmond “Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year” in the 2016 and 2019 editions.
Piersall focuses her practice primarily on estate tax planning, estate and trust taxation and administration and elder law. She is chair of the Private Client and Fiduciary Services Practice at Williams Mullen and serves as a member of the firm's board of directors. Piersall was elected a Fellow of ACTEC in 2020 and was named to the 2022 Class of ‘Influential Women of Law’ by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Trusts and Estates Law since 2018.
Durst advises high net worth individuals, business owners and professionals with their estate planning needs, including the preparation of wills and trusts. He was named a Fellow of ACTEC in 2019 and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Trusts and Estates Law since 2018.
Chambers High Net Worth covers private wealth management work and related practices in key jurisdictions around the world. More than 55 countries, including every major private wealth market across six continents, are researched meticulously by the Chambers High Net Worth team of research analysts.