McAfee & Taft, Susan Shields top-ranked by Chambers High Net Worth 2018
McAfee & Taft received top marks among Oklahoma law firms in the Private Wealth Law category in the just-released 2018 edition of the Chambers High Net Worth (HNW), and Susan Shields was individually ranked as one of the state’s leading private wealth attorneys.
Sources for the guide describe Shields as “a warm, caring person” who is “technically excellent” and “manages expectations well and makes document drafting consistent with the client’s goals. She is good at tying it all together beginning to end.”
For nearly 30 years, Shields has concentrated her practice in the areas of tax and family wealth law, focusing on wealth transfer tax planning for high net worth families and individuals, business planning for closely held family businesses, and estate and trust administration. She is an elected Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and has been perennially named to Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Top 25 Women Lawyers.”
Published by Chambers & Partners, the Chambers HNW guide focuses on the international private wealth market. The rankings are the result of independent research in which hundreds of interviews were conducted of lawyers, family offices, accountants, tax advisers, bankers, investment managers, and other professionals about the private wealth industry.
McAfee & Taft has offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Springfield and is one of the nation’s 250 largest law firms as ranked by the National Law Journal.