CHICAGO, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Handler Thayer, LLP is very pleased to announce its most recent awards. The firm was honored by Private Asset Management Magazine as 2015's Best Overall Law Firm in the United States for the second time, named the 2015 Most Effective Private Client Legal Team in North America by Family Wealth Report, and the 2015 Law Firm of the Year, Estate Planning Law Firm of the Year and Private Client Law Firm of the Year by M&A Today/Acquisition Finance.
These prestigious and sought-after industry accolades acknowledge excellence and innovation in the global wealth management, family office and private client industry and recognize the preeminent firms in this competitive space.
The Private Asset Management (PAM) Awards "recognise and reward those who have successfully serviced high-net-worth individuals in an increasingly complex economic environment." This is the fourth consecutive year Handler Thayer has won a PAM award. The firm was named Best Private Client Law Firm in the United States in 2014 and 2013, and was previously named Best Overall Law Firm in the United States in 2012, making Handler Thayer the only firm in the award's history to have ever won that distinction twice.
"We are grateful to receive this unprecedented recognition and for the dedication and commitment shown by our professional team over these many years," said Tom Handler, Handler Thayer's co-Founder and Chairman of the firm's Advanced Planning and Family Office Practice Group.
Handler Thayer has also been named by London-based Family Wealth Report as the 2015 Most Effective Private Client Legal Team in North America. The firm was shortlisted for the same award last year. Publisher of Family Wealth Report, Stephen Harris, was first to extend his congratulations to all the winners. He said: "These awards recognise 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."
Partners Steven J. Thayer and Thomas J. Handler were also honored with individual awards. Steve Thayer was named 2015 Real Estate Lawyer of the Year. Tom Handler was named 2015 International Wealth Planner of the Year and 2015 Wealth Planning Game Changer Lawyer of the Year in addition to receiving the 2015 Michael J. Brink Award for Leadership and Service in the North American Wealth Industry.
About Handler Thayer, LLP
Handler Thayer, LLP, is dedicated to providing distinctive, technologically current and responsive legal services to affluent families, family businesses and family offices. Its practice is concentrated in the areas of State, Local, Federal & International Income Taxation; Business, Real Estate & Corporate Law; Financial & Estate Planning; and Sports & Entertainment Law. Clients include charitable foundations, multinational corporations, professional athletes, prominent entrepreneurs, celebrities, and family offices.
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