New York – Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Andrew S. Auchincloss has joined the Firm as partner in its New York office. Mr. Auchincloss will be a member of the Firm’s Private Clients, Trusts and Estates group.
Mr. Auchincloss focuses his practice on estate and investment planning strategies under U.S. law for individuals and families in not only the U.S. but also around the world. Prior to joining Sidley he was a director in the Wealth Management Group at Bernstein Global Wealth Management (AllianceBernstein). Prior to that, Mr. Auchincloss practiced in a multinational law firm for 18 years, as a partner from 2000 – 2007, representing international and domestic families, charities and financial institutions in the context of estate planning, tax and fiduciary law.
“Andrew has a depth of experience in private wealth management and estate planning that is hard to match,” said Susan Harrington, partner and head of Sidley’s Private Clients, Trusts and Estates group in New York. “ He is a natural fit with our national practice representing wealthy individuals and families, tax-exempt organizations, banks and trust companies, family offices and private trust companies and other clients in a broad range of substantive areas. “
“We are pleased to welcome Andrew to our team of lawyers in New York,” said Jordan Klein, partner and national team leader of the Trusts, Estates and Not-for-Profits Practice Area team. “Andrew is an exceptional lawyer who also has extensive experience on the business side. The strong relationships he has built with clients over the years are a testament to his abilities.”
“There are few firms that have the platform and resources that Sidley does, “ said Auchincloss. “Sidley is a firm that I am happy to join, and one where my clients will know they are dealing with the highest caliber of lawyers. “
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