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 practice area Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth in Illinois. Only two firms worldwide have earned this prestigious honor for 2020. Additionally, partners Meighan Harmon and Andrea Muchin were individually ranked in Band 1 as leaders in their practice.
According to the extensive Chambers research process, sources describe Schiller DuCanto & Fleck as a "top-shelf firm with a national reputation." Our attorneys advise affluent clients on complex family and matrimonial matters such as spousal maintenance, division of assets and child custody. One commentator said, "They are held in very high regard in this area. They have a very good reputation for sophisticated divorce-type work."
Meighan, the firm’s Managing Partner, focuses her practice on complex family law cases involving the distribution of multi-million dollar estates and represents successful business professionals and their spouses from a variety of industries, as well as individuals with multi-generational wealth. "She is terrific, really terrific," says one local market commentator who explains: "Her bedside manner is very good. She is very strategic, which is important when there are such high emotions. She gets the privacy part too. She gets the client to step back and realize that a knee-jerk reaction is not the best idea in the long run. She's very strategic and doesn't fight for the sake of fighting."
Andrea’s practice covers all facets of family law including sophisticated financial issues, business valuations, maintenance, child support, child custody, removal, and visitation issues. In addition, Andrea has negotiated and drafted numerous pre- and post-nuptial agreements and amicably settled hundreds of cases. "She's great at what she does," says an interviewee, who adds: "I have been on both sides of the aisle with her. She's a very good litigator, she knows what she is doing."
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 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 which includes the assessment of recent case work and interviews with clients and other lawyers with whom they work. 2020 marks the addition of the Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth practice area, and Schiller DuCanto & Fleck is honored to receive this distinguished recognition. To learn more about Chambers and their methodology, visit here.