CHICAGO, July 9, 2013/PRNewswire/ -- At the annual Family Office Review conference and awards gala held at the University Club and Waldorf Astoria in Chicago, Illinois, Family Office Review againnamed Handler Thayer, LLP as the "Best Private Client Law Firm in North America" for 2013. The other finalists were: Baker & McKenzie, McDermott Will & Emery and Withers Bergman.
Family Office Review, the London-based, global wealth online magazine for ultra-high net worth families and wealth advisors, hosted their awards gala to honor the achievements of single family offices, multi-family offices and the distinguished advisors who work with them."The Family Office Review Awards recognize those who are the best of the best inside the North American family office industry."
Thomas Handler, Partner and Chair of the firm's Advanced Planning & Family Office Practice Group and Steven Thayer, Partner and Chair of the Commercial Practice Group were both among the final four nominees for the 2013 Best Private Client Lawyer Award.At the conference, Steve Thayer participated on a panel titled "State of Interfamily Direct Co-Investing" and David Berek presented on the subject of Legacy and Inheritance.
Handler Thayer, LLP was named "Best Private Client Law Firm" in the United States serving ultra-high net worth families and family offices by Private Asset Management for 2013, and "Best Overall Law Firm" in the United States for 2012. In addition, Corporate International of London recognized Handler Thayer, LLP as the "Best Corporate Tax Law Firm" and "Best Estate Planning Law Firm" in Illinois for 2013.The Firm has also been named to the U.S. News & World Report List of Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms in America.
"We are very grateful to again receive this recognition from the wealth industry and fellow professionals serving private clients and family offices," said Thomas Handler.
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Handler Thayer, LLP is one of the premier private client law firms in the United States. Its international practice, based out of Chicago, Illinois and Washington, D.C., utilizes interdisciplinary teams of advanced planning attorneys. Handler Thayer, LLP is dedicated to providing distinctive, technologically-current and responsive services to affluent families, family businesses and family offices.The firm's 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. WWW.HANDLERTHAYER.COM.