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Handler Thayer, LLP Overview

Handler Thayer, LLP is dedicated to rendering superior, technologically current, and innovative professional services to affluent families, family offices and privately-held companies. In furtherance of this objective, the firm attracts and develops highly qualified attorneys with business and financial backgrounds committed to personal and professional excellence.

HANDLER THAYER IS A LAW FIRM BUILT UPON INNOVATION OF LEGAL THOUGHT, UNSURPASSED CLIENT SERVICE, AND UNCOMPROMISING PRINCIPLES.


The firm’s reputation has been built upon a foundation of integrity, community service and creative, cutting edge, business, tax, and financial solutions. Above all, it is the firm's unique combination of exceptional work product and highly responsive, personalized client services that makes Handler Thayer one of the premier private client law firms in the United States.


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Handler Thayer, LLP
Attorneys and Counselors at Law
191 North Wacker Drive, 23rd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60606-1633

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Handler Thayer, LLP  honored as the 2015 Most Effective Private Client Legal Team in North America by Family Wealth Report.  Only two law firms in North America were short-listed for this only law firm award bestowed by Family Wealth Report.

Handler Thayer, LLP named the Best Overall Law Firm in the U.S. for 2015 by Private Asset Management (PAM) Magazine. The firm was previously awarded this honor in 2012, making Handler Thayer the only firm to have ever won the title a second time.   This is the fourth consecutive year Handler Thayer has been recognized at the annual Private Asset Management Awards, honored in 2013 and 2014 as the “Best Private Client Law Firm in the U.S”

Tom Handler was awarded the prestigious Michael J. Brink Wealth Industry Leadership & Service Award for 2015 by Family Office ReviewThe award recognizes individuals “known throughout the family office community for notable excellence in their field of expertise and producing work that impacts and benefits family offices and their fellow colleagues alike.”

Handler Thayer, LLP was named 2015 Law Firm of the Year, Trust, Wills, & Estate Planning Law Firm of the Year, Private Client Law Firm of the Year, and Tax Law Firm of the Year by M&A Today/Acquisition Finance Magazine and the ACQ5 News Portal.

Handler Thayer, LLP and Tom Handler were recognized as 2015 Wealth Planning Gamechanger Firm of the Year by M&A Today/Acquisition Finance Magazine and ACQ5 News Portal.

Steve Thayer was named 2015 Real Estate Lawyer of the Year by M&A Today/Acquisition Finance Magazine and ACQ5 News Portal.

Tom Handler was named 2015 International Wealth Planner of the Year by M&A Today/Acquisition Finance Magazine and ACQ5 News Portal.

Handler Thayer, LLP was recently named the 2014 United States Trust, Wills & Estate Planning Law Firm of the Year by M&A Today/Acquisition Finance Magazine and ACQ5 News Portal.

Handler Thayer, LLP was named Best Private Client Law Firm in the U.S. for 2014 by Private Asset Management (PAM) Magazine. For the third consecutive year, Handler Thayer has been recognized at the annual Private Asset Management (PAM) Awards, honored for the past two years as the “Best Private Client Law Firm in the U.S”  in addition to the “Best Overall Law Firm in the U.S. for 2012.”   In 2014, Handler Thayer was also short-listed for all three legal categories including  “Best Overall Law Firm in the U.S.” and “Best Law Firm for Client Service in the U.S.”

Handler Thayer, LLP has been chosen for the second consecutive year as the Large Tier winner of the 2014 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award: Estate Law - Law Firm of the Year in Illinois.

Handler Thayer, LLP was named the 2014 Gold Winner of the IAIR Award Best Law Firm in the regional private client category resulting from an independent survey conducted by the IAIR Global Economy & Sustainability Magazine. March 2014.

Handler Thayer, LLP was recently honored as the 2014 Global Awards Winner of the Large Tier Estate Law Firm of the Year in Illinois award by Acquisition Finance Magazine.

Handler Thayer, LLP was short-listed by Family Wealth Report for the 2014 Most Effective Private Client Legal Team in North America award.  Only four law firms in North America were short-listed for this only law firm award bestowed by Family Wealth Report.

Handler Thayer, LLP was again recognized in the Global 100 as the Large Tier Winner of the 2014 Estate Planning Law Firm of the Year Award (Illinois, USA), October 2014.

Eric Kalnins will be presenting Using Entities in Asset Protection Plans for the National Business Institute's CLE webcast Pass-Through Entities in Estate Planning on July 23, 2015.

Tom Handler spoke on the panel A New Day, a New Model:  How to Structure your Family Office for Success and Minimize the Government’s Hold at the Opal Financial Group’s 9th Annual Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum in Newport, Rhode Island on July 20, 2015.             

Mike Whitty spoke on Estate Planning for Business Owners at the American Law Institute CLE Annual Summer Program on Estate Planning in Depth at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, Wisconsin on June 24, 2015.

Tom Handler presented Family Offices A Perspective at The Portrait Group's Annual Internal Conference in Chicago, Illinois on May 29, 2015.

Mike Whitty presented on Gas and Oil Leases, Planes, Cars & Guns Too: Dealing with Tangible Personal Property in Estate Planning during the 58th Annual Estate Planning Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) Short Course on May 13, 2015 in Champaign, IL and in Chicago on May 19, 2015.

Tom Handler spoke on the panel Finding the Exit: When and How to Sell your Business or Portfolio Company during the Wilson Conferences Direct Investment & Deal Flow Summit at the University Club of Chicago on May 8, 2015.              

Mike Whitty presented Planning for Franchises, Dealerships, and Distributorships at the 2015 Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 25, 2015.

Steve Thayer presented Family Offices: A to Z About Acting as Legal Counsel for a Family Office at the New York County Lawyers' Association (NYCLA) in New York, New York on April 21, 2015.

Steve Thayer presented the 2015 Dodd-Frank Update for the Securities Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association in Chicago, Illinois on April 15, 2015.

Tom Handler led the panel discussion Regulatory and Tax Issues Facing Family Offices at the Family Office Association Spring Global Summit at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York on April 8, 2015. 

Tom Handler spoke on the panel A New Day, a New Model:  How to Structure your Family Office for Success and Minimize the Government’s Hold at the Opal Financial Group’s Family Office Winter Forum in New York, New York on March 10, 2015.             

Tom Handler was a Panel Member speaking on Nontraditional Capital: Family Office Funding at the University of Florida Trends and Strategies Conference in Orlando, Florida at the Hyatt Regency Orlando on February 26-27, 2015.

Tom Handler presented on "Advanced Estate Planning: Top 10 Pitfalls & Best Practices" at the Institute for Private Investors' Winter Conference in San Francisco, California on February 12, 2015.

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