By Casey Sullivan
Nov 13 (Reuters) - The Boston law firm Choate, Hall &
Stewart announced on Tuesday that it had recruited the
four-partner private client practice group of Wilmer Cutler
Pickering Hale and Dorr.
The practice group joining Choate Hall consists of partners
Jennifer Snyder, Nan Giner, Michael Fay and Brian Monnich, all
of whom are based in Boston. The lawyers specialize in
representing investment bankers, venture capitalists and other
high net value clients in a wide range of issues related to
their wills, trusts and estates, and wealth transfer strategies.
The lawyers will begin work at Choate Hall on Dec. 1.
The move shutters WilmerHale's private client practice and
bolsters Choate Hall's wealth management group, which consists
of more than 50 advisors, including lawyers, investment
professionals, tax preparers, trust and estate administrators
and other client service staff.
Susan Murley, co-managing partner of WilmerHale, said in a
statement that the move makes "good business sense" for the
departing lawyers and for Choate Hall. The lawyers represented a
"stand-alone practice" at WilmerHale, which is based in
Washington and Boston, Murley said.
The partners joining Choate Hall were not immediately
available for comment on Tuesday.
Choate Hall employs about 200 lawyers specializing in a
range of practices such as mergers and acquisitions, private
equity, antitrust, intellectual property, bankruptcy and
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