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Schlesinger Named to SLBJ 2020 Class of Diverse Business Leaders

St. Louis Counsel Elizabeth Schlesinger has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 2020 class of Diverse Business Leaders.

The Business Journal established its awards program to salute those who promote diversity around race, sexual orientation and disability. The personal and professional backgrounds of this year’s 20 honorees “demonstrate the increasingly important role that diversity and inclusion play in the workplace and community,” the publication stated.

Schlesinger is an active participant in numerous volunteer and community activities, with a particular focus on LGBTQ advocacy. She has championed LGBTQ rights issues inside the legal community and in the broader community, both in St. Louis and nationally. Among her numerous civic involvements, she is currently the chair of the National Board of Governors of the Human Rights Campaign.

At BCLP, Schlesinger is a member of the firm’s Private Client Group. Her practice involves estate planning and administration, with a focus on wealth transfer tax planning.

BCLP Partner Stephanie Moll Interviewed with WealthManagement.com

BCLP Partner Stephanie Moll was interviewed in a WealthManagement.com article titled “Pre-Death Litigation Plagued the Estate of Sumner Redstone.” Moll discusses claims of elder abuse and diminished capacity in the estate planning context. The entire article can be found here.

BCLP Partner Tiffany McKenzie Discusses Health Care Directives in the Era of COVID-19

Atlanta BCLP Partner Tiffany McKenzie spoke on Frazer Rice’s Wealth Actually podcast regarding special planning considerations for your health care directive and power of attorney during the COVID-19 pandemic. The full podcast can be found here.

London Senior Associate Speaks to Leading Wealth Management Publication in Asia, ‘Hubbis’

London Senior Associate Ruben Sinha recently met with Hubbis via video link to provide his insight into what the BCLP Family Asset Protection Team offers, and why asset protection is becoming increasingly important to international families when substantial wealth is at stake. “My perspective is that while in Asia there has been some progress in the sphere of estate and succession planning, there has not been sufficient emphasis or focus on asset protection,” he explained in the July 9 interview. He highlighted that for the international super rich “the potential risks and financial impact that family litigation and divorce can have on a family’s wealth can be disastrous’’ and should not be overlooked. The full article can be read here.

Chambers High Net Worth 2020 Name BCLP Attorneys

Chambers High Net Worth 2020 Name BCLP Attorneys

July 15, 2020

Authored by: BCLP

Chambers & Partners has recognized Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in the 2020 edition of Chambers High Net Worth Guide. The publication named 10 Private Client and Family Asset Protection lawyers across the globe as leading lawyers in their field.

 The Chambers High Net Worth Guide ranks the top lawyers and law firms for international private wealth. The guide also recommends leading accountancy firms, private banks, wealth managers, trust companies and other professional advisers to HNW and UHNW clients around the world.

FIRM RANKINGS:

Georgia

Private Wealth Law – Band 2

London (Firms)

Private Wealth Law – Band 3

Missouri

Private Wealth Law – Band 1

Russia

Private Wealth Law – Band 3

 

RANKED LAWYERS:

Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth

UK

Elizabeth Hicks – Band 1

 

Private Wealth Law

GEORGIA

Kimberly Civins – Band 2

Tiffany McKenzie – Up and Coming

LONDON (FIRMS)

Damian Bloom – Band 3

Reshmi

BCLP Associate Jessie Rose Publishes Article on LGBTQ* Legal Terminology

In the UK, same-sex couples have been able to enter into civil partnerships since 2005 and marry since 2014. However, the legal meaning of terms such as child, mother and father have not necessarily adapted to encompass LGBTQ* families. In the first of two blogs, Associate Jessie Rose examines the potential impact of outdated legal terminology on LGBTQ* families. The full blog post can be found here.

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