On December 21, 2020, Ani Hovanessian, co-chair of Venable's East Coast Estate Planning Group, was recognized among Crain's New York Business's Notable Women in Law for 2021. This award honors women for their accomplishments over the past year and steadfast commitment to their clients, colleagues, and community. Each notable lawyer was selected for her professional achievements, involvement in industry and community organizations, and demonstrated leadership ability.
"Strategic transference is a hot topic among high-net-worth families, hedge fund and venture capital principals, business owners, entrepreneurs, real estate investors and art collectors. But it also is a complex topic that requires the expert guidance that Venable partner Ani Hovanessian provides in her major practice areas of estate planning, business succession planning and charitable gifting," writes Crain's. "In advising her well-heeled clients, she collaborates with their investment advisers, accountants, business managers and insurance consultants for a holistic planning model."