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 second consecutive year in the practice area of Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth in Illinois. Partners Meighan Harmon and Andrea Muchin were also individually ranked in Band 1 as notable family law practitioners in Illinois for 2021.
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.
According to Chambers and Partner’s extensive and rigorous research process:
Schiller DuCanto & Fleck is a "great firm and highly respected in the field," reports a market insider. Another source says that "they are very strong in Chicago for matrimonial law." The team provides a comprehensive range of family law services and is considered to be "a strong choice for any client in a tricky situation." This specialist matrimonial law firm is highlighted for the approach its attorneys take to matters. "They will leave no stone unturned," observes a market commentator, adding: "They are very detailed, and they get results."
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 as a leader in the family law field.
Meighan "is brilliant and my clients love her, she is terrific," enthuses an interviewee, who explains: "She is very good at taking a practical, tactical approach. She is very good at hand-holding clients and getting them to where they need to go." Another market insider describes her as a "real dynamo," stating: "She is a top choice for any client in a contentious situation."
Andrea Muchin also earned recognition as a Band 1 family law practitioner for the second 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 assists clients with a range of family matters, including marital agreements, divorces and business valuations. "She is tough but at the same time, she is practical," says a source, continuing: "She is looking for ways to get the client out of the marriage as quickly as possible. She wants to help end it quickly and with the best result for the client."
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. As Schiller DuCanto & Fleck celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2021, our firm 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.