PAM Award Winner 2012-2015, 2017-2018
Family Wealth Report Award Winner 2015-2016, 2018
AI Accounting, Audit & Tax Award Winner 2016-2017
ACQ5 Award Winner 2014-2017
FOR Awards Winner 2012 and 2013
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.
HANDLER THAYER OFFICES
191 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2300
Chicago, Illinois 60606-1633
Telephone (312) 641-2100
Facsimile (312) 641-6866
Handler Thayer, LLP was presented with the Best Family Office Law Firm in the U.S. Award on October 17, 2018 by the Family Wealth Alliance at their annual Fall Forum Gala held at the Union League Club of Chicago. Read more here.
With the MegaMillions™ lottery jackpot approaching $1BN (the cash lump sum value will be approximately 56% of the total jackpot), it’s a good time to reflect on the importance of proper planning *before* claiming that prize. See Mike Whitty‘s interview with Bob Jordan on WGN here.
Mike Whitty will be presenting “A Jane Austen Festival for Family Firms and Advisers” at the Family Firm Institute conference on October 26 in London, England.
Michael Whitty was interviewed on October 4, 2018 by reporter Nicholas Penzenstadler for an article in USA Today regarding Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs) and their use by wealthy taxpayers including Fred and Mary Trump, parents of President Donald Trump.
Congratulations to Mike Whitty who was recently selected for the 2019 Super Lawyers list for Estate & Probate.
Handler Thayer, LLP has been shortlisted by the Family Wealth Alliance for the “Best Family Office Law Firm” award.
Handler Thayer welcomes Steven G. Shaw, C.P.A., M.B.A., J.D., as an associate with the firm. Steven will be practicing in the tax and estate planning areas as a member of the advanced planning group.
London-based Wealth Briefing Group/Family Wealth Report named Tom Handler to its Editorial Advisory Board on August 6, 2018.
The August edition of Leading Lawyers has named Tom Handler and Steve Thayer as Top Lawyers for Business & Corporate in Illinois.
Eric Kalnins and Mike Whitty will be presenting at the Wisconsin Association of Accountants Annual Tax Conference in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin on July 30-31, 2018.
Steve Thayer discussed “How to Start a Business After College” in a podcast for the University of Illinois on July 23, 2018.
Tom Handler spoke on “The Modern Day Family Office: How to Properly Structure & Select Resources That Fit Your Family’s Needs” at the Opal Group conference in Newport, Rhode Island on July 16-19, 2018.
Tom Handler spoke on “Advanced Planning under the TCJA” at the Wentworth PKS RIA Event in Chicago, Illinois on June 28-29, 2018.