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July, 2020 - Detroit, Michigan



Dykema's Cumming, Deveney and Tiplady Recognized in 2020 Chambers High Net Worth Guide


Michael G. Cumming, Marie R. Deveney, and Robert P. Tiplady, Ann Arbor-based members of Dykema’s Estate Planning & Administration practice, were recognized in the 2020 edition of Chambers High Net Worth Guide (Chambers HNW) in the area Private Wealth Law in the State of Michigan. Tiplady has been included in the publication each year since its launch in 2016, while Deveney has now been recognized for three consecutive years. 2020 marks the first year that Cumming was listed.

Chambers HNW 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.

Here's what Chambers HNW reports about Dykema:

Dykema Gossett's estate planning and administration practice group is "a very solid team," says a source. Another interviewee notes: "The team is always very professional."

An interviewee explains: "A critical attribute is understanding what each client needs, but also what they want. The Dykema team excels in this regard and provides top-level service whenever called upon." Another commentator describes the team: "They're all very efficient, and it is a pleasure to work with them."

The guide proceeds to report the following on Cumming, Deveney and Tiplady:

Michael Cumming leads the firm's tax practice group. He advises wealthy clients on estate planning, probate and trust administration, and other tax matters. A source says: "He's an excellent attorney, he is very responsive and practical." Another interviewee adds: "He's bright and creative and a pleasure to work with."

Marie Deveney advises on estate and tax planning as well as probate and trust administration matters. A fellow attorney says: "She has a great combination of the technical skills with the people skills; she has the hard technical skills and is a trusted adviser for her clients." Another source notes: "She orchestrates complex designs but makes it seem so simple for her clients. She is a great communicator."

Robert Tiplady advises high net worth clients on a range of matters including estate planning, business succession planning, probate and trust administration. Sources say: "He is extremely technical," "he's very responsive" and "he does a terrific job." Another interviewee notes: "He is the consummate draughtsman - he is efficient and easy to work with."


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