Honors and Awards

Chambers High Net Worth 2019 Ranks Blank Rome Attorneys and New York Matrimonial Practice

Chambers High Net Worth 2019 has recognized Blank Rome's New York Matrimonial and Family Law group, as well as our partners Norman S. HellerBrett S. WardStacy D. Phillips, and Lawrence S. Chane, for their practical knowledge and leading practices.

Blank Rome was ranked in Band 2 for Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth – New York. Chambers recognizes our Firm’s family law practice in New York for its "great matrimonial practice" and for being "very reliable advisers for HNW clients." It has a sizeable team that can act for wealthy clients in family law matters, and they are lauded as "sophisticated lawyers who have real in-depth expertise on matrimonial matters." One interviewee reports: "They are one of the very few big firms in New York that focuses on this area and have known experts who can pick up the difficult and high-value cases." Another source adds that "they understand the intimate nature of this area of law and are well suited to handling it."

  • Normal Heller

    Norman S. Heller, a partner in Blank Rome’s Matrimonial and Family Law group and co-chair of our New York office, was ranked in Band 1 for Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth – New York. One interviewee reports that Norman is "a top name and has lots of clout in the market—people sit up and take notice when they hear his name." Others say he is "very practical and very smart and really ensures he gives everything for clients," and is a "market-leading figure in this area who really goes to bat for his clients in complex matrimonial disputes."

  • Brett Ward

    Brett S. Ward, a partner and co-chair of Blank Rome's Matrimonial and Family Law group, was recognized in Band 3 for Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth – New York. A source says about Brett: "He's excellent—he is good at trial, good at negotiating and all the other stuff you need to be a good family lawyer."

  • Stacy Phillips

    Stacy D. Phillips, a partner in Blank Rome's Matrimonial and Family Law group, was recognized in Band 4 for Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth in California. Stacy was praised by a fellow California estate planning lawyer, who says that "she is terrific, she was really good and always available. She is very strategic and can handle complex situations. She was really good at cutting through and getting a terrific settlement." "She is very committed to her clients and aware of the pain her clients are going through," notes another source.

  • Larry Chane

    Lawrence S. Chane, a partner and co-chair of Blank Rome’s Tax, Benefits, and Private Client Practice Group, was ranked in Band 2 for Private Wealth Law – Pennsylvania. In Chambers’ research, Larry is noted as an advisor on estate and tax planning for owners of closely held businesses, and on succession planning and charitable planning. 

  • About Chambers High Net Worth

    The guide covers private wealth management work and related specialisms in key jurisdictions around the world, featuring in-depth editorial about the leading lawyers and law firms for wealthy individuals and families. Chambers High Net Worth also features listings and information about many of the top accountancy and tax firms, private banks, wealth management firms and multi-family offices acting for high net worth individuals. For more information on Chambers High Net Worth 2019, please click here.