Handler Thayer, LLP Named Best Private Client Law Firm in North America

CHICAGO, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the premiere Family Office Review conference and awards gala held in Chicago, Illinois at the Peninsula Hotel, Family Office Review named Handler Thayer, LLP as the Best Private Client Law Firm in North America for 2012.

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Family Office Review, the London-based, global wealth online magazine for ultra-high net worth families, wealth advisors and service providers hosted the first annual awards gala and conference to honor and highlight the achievements of single family offices, multi-family offices and the elite advisors who work with them to service the growing population of ultra-affluent families.  "The Family Office Review Awards recognize and honor those who are the best of the best inside the North American family office industry."

In addition, David Berek, a Partner in Handler Thayer, LLP's Advanced Planning and Family Office Practice Group, made the final-five short list of nominees for the 2012 Best Private Client Lawyer Award.  Mr. Berek's practice is concentrated in Taxation and Financial and Estate Planning.

"This is a group of people who believe strongly in "giving back" to society - they are highly philanthropic.  The wealth advisors and service providers who work with the families deserve recognition too as they are playing an indispensable role in ensuring that wealth is preserved and grown," said Steffi Claiden, Founder and Editor-in-chief of Family Office Review.

Handler Thayer, LLP was also named "Best Overall Law Firm" in the United States serving ultra-high net worth families and family offices by Private Asset Management earlier this year. In addition to these prestigious awards, Handler Thayer, LLP has been named to the U.S. News & World Report List of Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms in America for 2011-2012.

"We are very grateful and truly humbled to receive this recognition from our peers, fellow professionals, family offices, trust companies and others serving private families and their interests," said Thomas J. Handler, Managing Partner and Chair of the firm's Advanced Planning and Family Office Practice Group.

About Handler Thayer, LLP
Handler Thayer, LLP is one of the premier private client law firms in the United States.  Its national and international practice, based out of Chicago, Illinois and Washington, D.C., utilizes interdisciplinary teams of advanced planning attorneys.  The firm has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report on its lists of Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms in America and in 2012 was named the Best Overall Law Firm in the U.S. serving ultra-high net worth families, privately-held businesses and family offices by Private Asset Management Magazine.  Handler Thayer is dedicated to providing distinctive, technologically-current and responsive legal services.  Its practice is concentrated in Corporate, Real Estate & Securities Law, Sports & Entertainment Law, Federal, State & International Taxation, Trusts & Estates and Financial & Estate Planning. Firm clientele include foundations, multinational corporations, professional athletes, prominent entrepreneurs, celebrities and family offices. See WWW.HANDLERTHAYER.COM.

CONTACT: Tom Handler, +1-312-641-2100

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