Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP is pleased to announce that our firm has earned recognition by Chambers and Partners USA in Band 1 (top tier) for the third consecutive year in the practice area of Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth in Illinois. Partners Meighan Harmon, Andrea Muchin, Karen Pinkert-Lieb and Jason Sposeep were also individually ranked in Band 1 as notable family law practitioners in Illinois for 2022.
Often referred to as “the gold standard”, Chambers and Partners is one of the most prestigious internationally known independent research companies operating across 200 jurisdictions, which delivers detailed rankings and insights into the world’s leading lawyers and law firms. Only 5% of all firms in the world that handle high net worth cases are currently ranked by Chambers and Partners, and Schiller DuCanto & Fleck is one of only two firms to receive this esteemed honor in the state of Illinois.
Meighan Harmon, the firm’s first female Managing Partner, who was recently named among the "Top 50 Most Influential Women in Law" by Law Bulletin Media, earned individual recognition by Chambers and Partners in Band 1 for the third year in a row as a leader in the family law field.
Meighan Harmon is "dynamic and very strong," according to an interviewee. Another source adds: "For top-notch matrimonial lawyers, her name comes up multiple times; I highly recommended her." Harmon is managing partner at the firm.
Andrea Muchin also earned recognition as a Band 1 family law practitioner for the third year in a row by Chambers and Partners. She brings more than two decades of experience helping clients navigate through one of the most difficult times in their lives, providing a sophisticated and tailored approach to complex high net worth family law cases.
Andrea Muchin works with her clients on range of matters in family law, including business valuations, complex financial issues and contentious cases related to children. She is a highly experienced lawyer.
Jason Sposeep earned recognition as the Top Ranked Band 1 family law practitioner. This is his first appearance on the Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth in Illinois listing by Chambers and Partners. Jason, who focuses his practice on high net worth family matters, is a certified mediator and has been trained on the collaborative divorce model in order to successfully navigate clients through the financial and emotional aspects of their chosen divorce process.
Jason Sposeep is the "go-to in terms of divorce for high net worth clients," states a source. Another interviewee adds that he "does a lot of mediation and he is good at doing that." Sposeep is highly regarded for his expertise and work.
Karen Pinkert-Lieb earned recognition as a Band 1 family law practitioner. This is also her first appearance on the Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth in Illinois listing by Chambers and Partners. Karen, who is one of the firms first female equity partners and a member of the executive committee, has also been recognized as an Illinois Top Leading Lawyer and an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2022.
Karen Pinkert-Lieb is described by a source as "really interested in what is best for the client." She is highlighted for her expertise in mediation by local peers. Karen is also an experienced litigator and works with her clients in divorce cases, complex parentage and other marital agreements.
Chambers and Partners is a London-based team of more than 200 research analysts who objectively identify the best law firms and lawyers globally within their respective practice areas. For over 30 years, clients and firms have turned to Chambers’ trusted research which is annually published in geographic and practice-specific guides. Firms and individuals are ranked based on a rigorous research process. 2020 marked the inaugural edition of the Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth practice area. Schiller DuCanto & Fleck is honored to receive this distinguished international recognition and prides itself on continuing to serve as a model for other firms practicing family law. To learn more about Chambers and Partners’ methodology, visit here.