CHICAGO, April 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Handler Thayer, LLP, one of North America's foremost private client law firms, was named Best Legal Team in North America at the annual Family Wealth Report Awards 2016. The glittering awards dinner was held at the exclusive Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York.
One of only three firms to be shortlisted in the legal category, this award is yet another milestone in the firm's drive to be the global leader in the highly competitive private client space. This is the second consecutive Family Wealth Report award for Handler Thayer. The firm was named Most Effective Private Client Legal Team in North America at the Family Wealth Report Awards in 2015. The 2016 independent judges specifically cited Handler Thayer's unique team approach, dedication to the family office industry and innovative legal solutions.
Showcasing 'best of breed' providers in the global private banking, wealth management and trusted advisor communities, the Family Wealth Report awards were designed to recognize companies, teams and individuals which the prestigious panel of judges deemed to have 'demonstrated innovation and excellence' during the previous year.
Commenting on Handler Thayer's 2016 win, Thomas J. Handler, Partner and Chairman of the firm's Advanced Planning and Family Office Practice Group, said: "We are delighted to have been voted the winner of this prestigious award by so many of the wealth industry's leaders. It is a great honor to be recognized in these awards for the second year in a row and a testament to the hard work and dedication that our professional team consistently demonstrates in serving private businesses and family offices."
Publisher of Family Wealth Report, Stephen Harris, said: "The firms who triumphed in these awards are all worthy winners, and I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations. These awards focus on the client experience to recognize the very best operators in the private client industry, with 'independence', 'integrity' and 'genuine insight' the watchwords of the judging process - such that the awards truly reflect excellence in wealth management."
In addition to this prestigious recognition, in 2016 Handler Thayer was also named Best International Tax Firm in the United States by Acquisition International, Estate Planning Law Firm of the Year by Corporate INTL, and Estate Law Firm of the Year by the M&A Today Magazine Global Awards. The Acquisition Finance Magazine 2016 Law Awards further recognized Handler Thayer as Law Firm of the Year, Tax Law Firm of the Year, International Tax Law Firm of the Year, Family Office Law Firm of the Year, Private Client Law Firm of the Year, Sports and Entertainment Law Firm of the Year, Large-Tier Estate Law Firm of the Year, and Trust, Wills & Estate Planning Law Firm of the Year.
These most recent honors contribute to an already unprecedented collection of awards and industry accolades, and further cement Handler Thayer's long-standing reputation for excellence, innovation and thought leadership within the wealth industry.
About Handler Thayer, LLP
Handler Thayer, LLP, is dedicated to providing distinctive, technologically current and responsive legal services to private clients, family businesses and family offices. Its practice is concentrated in the areas of State, Local, Federal & International Income Taxation; Business, Real Estate, Securities & Corporate Law; Financial & Estate Planning; and Sports & Entertainment Law.
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