LAWFUEL – Legal News Network – Holland & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that five lawyers have been named to Worth Magazine’s Top 100 Attorneys List, published in its December 2006 issue. Andrew Gelman, Kenneth Harvey, Edward Koren, J. Alan Jensen and Alban Salaman are included on this prestigious list as top lawyers in the nation serving affluent individuals’ personal and family needs.
In the selection process for its “100 Top Attorneys” list, Worth’s editors evaluated lawyers specializing in trusts and estates, philanthropy, elder care, matrimonial and other private practice areas, using feedback from professionals in the wealth management industry, including financial advisors, accountants, consultants, family office executives, academics and clients. Finalists were chosen based on their experience, professional affiliations, publishing history, and attention to important legal trends.
With five lawyers named to Worth’s Top 100, Holland & Knight boasts more lawyers on this list than any other law firm in the country. The firm has the largest group of private wealth services lawyers in the country, and the highest number of lawyers who are Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).
Edward Koren (Tampa)
This is the second year that Edward Koren, a partner in the firm’s Tampa office, has been named to Worth’s Top 100 list. Koren’s practice is heavily involved in estate planning and administration matters, particularly focusing upon planning for executives and owners of closely held business interests, as well as the determination of the value of entities. He often handles tax disputes involving succession and income taxes, and is involved in various aspects of probate and trust controversies, both as counsel and as an expert witness.
Koren is the immediate Past Chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association, after serving for two years as head of its Probate and Trust Division. He is immediate past Chair of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and also is past Regent. Koren is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and the American Bar Foundation. He is included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2007.
J. Alan Jensen (Portland, Ore.)
J. Alan Jensen, a partner in the firm’s Portland, Ore., office, focuses on tax planning for individuals and businesses, including corporate and estate planning for closely-held and family-owned businesses. He has an extensive background in the use of life insurance. Jensen advises businesses and individuals with regard to the operation of their businesses as well as the acquisition of new businesses or the divestiture of existing businesses. Additionally, he counsels individuals on the successful transfer of family-owned businesses and other assets between generations. Jensen is the practice group leader for the firm’s Private Wealth Services, Family Business Group, and the team leader for the Northwest Private Wealth Services Team. He is included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2007.
Alban Salaman (Washington, D.C.)
Alban Salaman is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office and chair of Holland & Knight’s Mid-Atlantic Region Private Wealth Services Group. He practices in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, and premarital agreements. He has more than 20 years’ experience in designing sophisticated estate tax plans for wealthy families in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area and professional athletes nationwide. Salaman also administers large estates, supervises the preparation of federal estate tax returns, and represents clients with respect to federal estate tax audits.
Both the Washingtonian magazine and the Legal Times of Washington have recognized him as a leading trusts and estates attorney in the metropolitan area. He also is included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2007. Salaman is a member of the Board of Directors of the D.C. Estate Planning Council and the Washington, D.C., chapter of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Andrew Gelman (Chicago)
Andy Gelman, a partner in the firm’s Chicago office, concentrates his practice in estate planning and estate and trust administration and controversies and chairs the firm’s Illinois private wealth services practice group. He advises in the area of federal and state estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxation, asset planning and various types of property transfers and rearrangements. Gelman also concentrates in the area of legal disability, the use of trusts to protect disabled adults and minors, and probate proceedings such as the adjudication of incompetency, termination of such adjudication, and financial planning and health care for a ward.
Gelman is a member of the Chicago Estate Planning Council and a member and former division chair of the Probate Practice Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. He is included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2007, and has been named a Leading Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing Company in the field of trusts, wills and estate planning law.
Kenneth L. Harvey (Boston)
Kenneth L. Harvey, a partner in the firm’s Boston office, concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, trusts and estates law, trusts administration, and federal and state taxation. He is an active member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association (Taxation Section and Probate Section), and the American Bar Association. Harvey is a former regent of the Utah State Board of Regents and currently serves on the boards of a number of charitable organizations and foundations.
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