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Date: July 17, 2019
Foster Garvey Newsroom

Foster Garvey is proud to announce it has once again been recognized as a top law firm by Chambers & Partners, publishers of Chambers High Net Worth. The firm was recognized as a Band 3 firm for Yachts & Superyachts globally and for Private Wealth Law in Washington.

Chambers High Net Worth rankings are the result of extensive survey and interviews of in-house counsel and leading law firm partners.

In addition to the two practice rankings, Chambers High Net Worth ranked four Foster Garvey attorneys including:

    • Christine Brown, Private Wealth Law (Oregon – Band 2) with one peer acknowledging, “I’ve dealt with some tricky issues alongside Chris and she’s always been able to navigate her way through them with me” and she “holds herself well and has a really stoic way about her in dealing with tense situations.”
    • Teresa R. Byers, Private Wealth Law (Washington – Band 3) with one interviewee describing her as “very detail-oriented, and expertly efficient at preparing a person for a deposition or trial testimony” and another saying “she reacted so well to a client who flew off the handle – she was so sympathetic. She must be amazing in a courtroom. I have always been very impressed with her. She calls it like it is and is very practical, which is very refreshing.”
    • Edward Harley, Yachts & Superyachts (Global – Band 3) with peers commenting that Harley “is totally knowledgeable in every aspect, not just law but tax and other issues that occur. He is kind of a one-stop shop. He is accurate on how he portrays the law and how it relates to American clients and yacht ownership. He has the wisdom, he treads very carefully and approaches everything cautiously. Ed is one of the best.”
    • Akane Suzuki, Private Wealth Law (Japan and Washington – Band 2) lauded for her “international estate planning, especially cross-border between the USA and Japan” with peers calling her “the premier international attorney in the state.” One interviewee says that “she can stand up for her clients and go that extra step in front of the IRS and the Japanese tax authority” and she “understands my needs and intention – she reads my mind! She gives me different options and help me to make decisions.”

Chambers & Partners, based in London, publishes directories that assess the world’s leading attorneys. Chambers HNW was first introduced in 2016 as Chambers’ first publication specifically aimed at the international private wealth market.

Note: Foster Pepper PLLC and Garvey Schubert Barer PC merged on October 1, 2019. The Chambers HNW rankings above were earned by the individual firm.

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