CHICAGO, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Handler Thayer announced today that Private Asset Management ("PAM") presented the law firm with the award for Best Private Client Law Firm in the United States – Client Service. Handler Thayer serves ultra-high net worth families, family businesses and family offices. The annual black-tie awards gala was held at the exclusive 583 Park Avenue venue in New York City.
Being one of only five firms to be shortlisted for this legal category, this award is yet another accomplishment in the firm's ambition to be the global leader in the highly competitive private client industry. This is the fifth PAM award Handler Thayer has received in the past six years.
The PAM Awards are designed for top investment professionals, wealth advisors, legal firms, consultants and other key service providers operating within the wealth industry, who have proved themselves over the course of the last year. Handler Thayer received the award based on their client growth, client satisfaction and innovation of services.
"We are honored to have been voted the winner of this prestigious award in such a competitive industry by so many leaders in the wealth and private client sector," said Thomas J. Handler, Partner and Chairman of the firm's Advanced Planning & Family Office Practice Group after he accepted the award on behalf of Handler Thayer at the awards gala. In 2016, Mr. Handler was named International Wealth Planner of the Year and again named to the CityWealth leaders' list of Top 100 Lawyers in the United States.
In addition to this prestigious recognition, in 2017 Handler Thayer was also named Best Tax Law Firm by Acquisition International, Estate Planning Law Firm of the Year in Illinois by Corporate International Magazine, Business Law Firm of the Year by Corporate LiveWire and Large Tier Estate Law Firm of the Year – Illinois, USA by both M&A Today and The Lawyer International. The firm was also one of only two law firms shortlisted by Family Wealth Report for the 2017 North American Law Firm of the Year Award.
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 private client, family office and wealth industries.
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