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McAfee & Taft, Susan Shields top-ranked by Chambers High Net Worth 2022

July 14, 2022

For the fifth consecutive year, McAfee & Taft’s Tax & Family Wealth Group received top marks among Oklahoma law firms in the Private Wealth Law category in the just-released 2022 edition of Chambers High Net Worth (HNW), and noted tax and family wealth attorney Susan Shields once again earned a Band 1 top ranking as one of the state’s leading private wealth lawyers.

One source for the guide remarked that Shields “remains at the forefront of the estate planning market in Oklahoma,” noting her expertise in providing wealth transfer guidance for high net worth families and assisting businesses with succession issues. In addition, the firm’s Tax & Family Wealth Group was lauded for its expertise and ability to provide comprehensive planning, advisory and transactional services to high net worth individuals and families.

For nearly 35 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 past president of the Oklahoma Bar Association. Her legal achievements have also earned her perennial inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America as well as 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. 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. This is the fifth year that Chambers HNW has ranked Oklahoma professionals.

McAfee & Taft has offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Springfield (MO) and is one of the nation’s 250 largest law firms as ranked by the National Law Journal.