McAfee & Taft, Susan Shields top-ranked by Chambers High Net Worth 2020
McAfee & Taft received top marks among Oklahoma law firms in the Private Wealth Law category in the just-released 2020 edition of Chambers High Net Worth (HNW), and veteran tax and family wealth lawyer Susan Shields was individually ranked as one of the state’s leading private wealth attorneys.
One source for the guide described Shields as an “outstanding attorney” who “always goes the extra mile for her clients” in sophisticated wealth planning matters.” Another said, “What makes her my go-to for high net worth clients is her ability to communicate with clients” and that “she explains everything in a detailed, polite manner and is able to connect with clients.”
For more than 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. In addition to being an elected Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, she currently chairs the Oklahoma state chapter of ACTEC and serves as the president of the Oklahoma Bar Association. Her legal achievements have also earned her perennial inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Oklahoma Super Lawyers, where she has been named to its exclusive list of “Top 10 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 is one of the nation’s 250 largest law firms as ranked by the National Law Journal.