Watkins & Eager is pleased to announce that Chambers High Net Worth (HNW), an annual guide identifying the world’s leading high net worth advisors in the private wealth market, ranked Watkins & Eager in Band 2 in Private Wealth Law in its 2021 edition and has individually recognized Jamie G. Houston III and Clark C. Luke.

According to Chambers HNW 2021, Watkins & Eager “has a great reputation in Jackson.”  The team assists high net worth clients with trust and estate planning and administration, life insurance planning and wills and probate.  Attorneys at the firm also help closely held enterprises with business succession planning matters.”  One commentator stated, "[t]hey are extremely reasonable, very timely – great people, always on top of things. If you have a problem, you can turn it over to them and be happy that they will handle it well. They are the most proactive firm I have dealt with. They take care of us."

Jamie Houston has extensive experience in sophisticated estate, business succession and charitable gift planning for high-net-worth clients, estate settlement, trust administration, fiduciary litigation and tax matters relating to trusts and estates, including income, gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes. Houston is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.  Houston was praised as “very good and very meticulous,” “a very well experienced attorney in this area,” and “at the top in terms of ability and character.” 

Clark Luke has wide-ranging experience in estate planning and administration, taxation, corporate law, and domestic and family relations. Luke was praised as “very knowledgeable and even-keeled,” “very good to work with, even when on the opposing side,” and as having “a lot of expertise in the area working with HNW individuals.” 

The Chambers HNW rankings are the result of in-depth research and interviews with hundreds of lawyers, family offices, accountancy professionals, tax advisors, bankers, investment managers, and high-end real estate agents to get a comprehensive understanding of the private wealth sector in key jurisdictions. To learn more about the guide, click here.