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Tom Handler joined hosts Dan Proft and Kristen McQueary on AM 560's Morning Answer to discuss the Panama Papers on April 15, 2016. Listen to the interview here.

Andrew Morton discussed crowdfunding site FanAngel.com and its shift toward philanthropic giving as a nonprofit facilitator of athletes' charities in the March 24, 2016 TaxNotes.com article "Operating Change Eases Tax Work for Sports Crowdfunding Site," by David van den Berg.

Handler Thayer, LLP  honored as the 2016 Best Legal Team in North America by Family Wealth Report

Steve Thayer was quoted in the March 4th Realtor.com article "Why Doctors Buy Bigger Homes Than Lawyers (and What It Means to You)"

Eric Kalnins  was featured at length in the February 21st Deposit Accounts online article "Are You Keeping Secrets from Uncle Sam Overseas?" by Sheryl Nance-Nash.

Mike Whitty’s outline “Estate Planning for Business Owners” will be published in the January 2016 issue of ALI-CLE’s magazine, The Estate Planning Course Materials Journal.

Tom Handler returned to the Wall Street Network's Fried on Business radio show on December 3, 2015 to discuss year-end priorities for family offices. Listen to the interview here.

Tom Handler was quoted on making conservation easement gifts to charity in Jim Sullivan's article "Land Conservation Strategies for the Affluent" for the Winter Issue of Family Office Elite Magazine, published in November, 2015.

Andrew Morton was featured in an October 15, 2015 PressBox Online article discussing the ins and outs of charitable foundations run by professional athletes. "Former Ravens Kicker Matt Stover Helping Other Athletes Give Back," by Ed Waldman.

Tom Handler and host Jim Fried discuss the impacts of volatile markets on family offices globally due to the migrant crisis abroad and changing administrations in the US on the fascinating 6th anniversary episode of the Wall Street Network's Fried on Business radio show. Listen to the interview here.

Tom Handler was quoted in Paul Sullivan's article "Navigating Tougher I.R.S. Rules for Family Partnerships" in the Wealth Matters column of The New York Times on August 7, 2015.

Tom Handler returned to the Wall Street Network's Fried on Business radio show on July 9, 2015 to discuss family holding companies, a key to best-in-class long-term wealth preservation and management. He and host Jim Fried discuss recent Treasury developments regarding estate tax discounting. Listen to the interview here.

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

Steve Thayer was named 2015 Real Estate Lawyer 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.

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

Andrew Morton joined Wendy Young, President of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), on the Wall Street Business Network's Fried on Business radio show on May 14th, 2015 to raise awareness for the pro bono movement of law firms, corporations, nongovernmental organizations, universities and volunteers providing quality and compassionate legal counsel to unaccompanied refugee and immigrant children in the United States.  Listen to the interview here.

Andrew Morton returned as a guest of the Wall Street Business Network's Fried on Business radio show on March 19, 2015 to discuss celebrity philanthropy and how to get involved in their causes. Listen to the interview here.

Mike Whitty was quoted in the March 16th Bloomberg BNA article titled “IRS Challenge to Installment Sales With Grantor Trusts Fuels Concerns Over Strategy” discussing recent high-profile U.S. Tax Court challenges of what he calls "one of the most important estate planning techniques available to avoid a gift tax at the front end."  Subscribers can read the article at www.bna.com.

Handler Thayer, LLP  honored as the 2015 Most Effective Private Client Legal Team in North America by Family Wealth Report

"Handler Thayer reveals top family office fears." Private Asset Management. March 12th, 2015.

Tom Handler returned as a guest of the Wall Street Business Network's Fried on Business radio show on February 19, 2015 to elucidate the biggest trends in family offices for 2015. Host Jim Fried says he “never tires” of the subject. Listen to the interview here.

Handler Thayer, LLP named the Best Overall Law Firm in the U.S. for 2015 by Private Asset Magazine.

Tom Handler was awarded the prestigious Michael J. Brink Wealth Industry Leadership & Service Award for 2015 by Family Office Review.

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

Andrew Morton returned as a guest of the Wall Street Business Network's Fried on Business radio show on January 15, 2015 to discuss philanthropic celebrities and smart money. Listen to the interview here.

Tom Handler was highlighted in the article, "Overcoming the Obstacles," by Jim Fried discussing Advanced Planning and Family Offices in the January 2015 issue of South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine.

Tom Handler was a guest of the Wall Street Business Network's Fried on Business radio show on November 13, 2014. He and host Jim Fried discussed advanced planning for high net worth clients, the Stealth Prenup TM and the Family Office Super Summit where he was a featured speaker. Listen to the interview here.

Mike Whitty was quoted in a Chicago Tribune article on June 15, 2014 regarding estate planning and management of family collections.

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.

Thomas J. Handler and Jarrett Bostwick were quoted in the White Paper released by Ace Private Risk Services and Trōv, “Breakthroughs In Managing Tangible Assets: Completing The Picture Of Wealth.”  February 2014.  

Tom Handler was quoted by author Andrew Barber in the article "As New Entrants Appear, Family Offices Reassess Their Niche" published by Institutional Investor on January 22, 2014.

Michael Whitty has been named to the 2014 Super Lawyer List for "Best Estate Plan and Probate Lawyers in Illinois" by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Andrew Morton was quoted in The Chicago Tribune's article "Mike Ditka, Gale Sayers righted charity stumbles," regarding Coach Ditka's organization and Handler Thayer's client Gridiron Greats, published on December 21, 2013.

Andrew Morton was quoted by Fox News journalist, Hollie McKay, in the article "Why hasn't Jane Fonda's $800G charity made any gifts since 2006," on December 13, 2013.

Andrew Stroth's Sports and Entertainment Law practice was featured in the Northwestern University Law Reporter. Northwestern Law Reporter. Volume II Number 1. Fall 2013.

Thomas J. Handler was interviewed by David Adler, a frequent writer for Financial Planning and Barron's, for the article "The Seven Biggest Mistakes in Estate Planning." The article was published on August 21, 2013 on Lord Abbett's Financial Advisor Website and republished by Litman Gregory Advisor Intelligence on August 27, 2013.

Tom Handler was extensively quoted in the August 8th article, "To Embed or Go Virtual With Your Family Office: That is the Question," regarding Virtual Family Offices published by London-based Family Office Review.

Leading Lawyers Magazine August 2013 Consumer Edition features a full-length article on Tom Handler, titled "Combining Accounting, Law for Affluent Clients," written by Amanda Robert. 

Family Wealth Alliance issued its most recent publication – the Family Wealth Alliance 2012 Security Study. The Wall Street Journal picked up the related news release today which credits Handler Thayer, LLP as a contributor to the study. For a summary of the results, see: "Security Study Finds Gaps at Family Offices."

Andrew Morton was quoted by Jill Warren Lucas in the Philanthropy Journal article "Paula Deen debacle slows launch of new The Bag Lady Foundation" on July 10, 2013.

Andrew Morton was quoted by Michael Burteau in the Bloomberg article "Druckenmiller Donation Helps Masters Charity Reach $6.8 Million" on April 8, 2013.

Thomas J. Handler wrote the article "Do Your Research, and Be Stealthy" featured in the New York Times Forum on Prenuptial Agreements on March 21, 2013.

Handler Thayer, LLP named 2013 Best Private Client Law Firm in the United States by Private Asset Management Magazine.

Corporate International of London names Handler Thayer, LLP the Best Tax Law Firm in Illinois for 2013 and the Best Estate Planning Law Firm in Illinois for 2013.

Citywealth Magazine of London, England named Thomas J. Handler to its prestigious global list of Leading International Lawyers for 2013. The benchmark publication’s Leaders List is the result of an extensive, year-long program of peer recommendation and verification which ensures that only leading professionals in the wealth industry are included.

Best Lawyers again named Jarrett Bostwick to its 2013 list of Best Lawyers in America in the area of Estate Planning. Selections are made by a nationwide independent panel after conducting extensive peer reviews and client surveys.  

In Private Asset Management Magazine's February 2013 edition, Amber Morgan's article "Wegelin’s Guilty Plea Changes Face of Private Banking" quoted Thomas J. Handler. “It’s even more egregious since Wegelin knew that the Treasury was already examining the transactions of other major Swiss banks,” said Thomas Handler, partner, Handler Thayer, LLP. He believes that since Switzerland is a great banking center but not a good asset protection jurisdiction, the majority of customers will begin to close their Swiss accounts and assets are likely to be moved back to the US or to one of the stronger international asset protection jurisdictions. “Ultimately, the private banking industry globally is now on notice that the reach of the US is long and relentless,” said Handler, adding that private banks engaged in illegal activities should know that their day is certainly coming. “As the world continues to globalize, we expect less tolerance among legitimate jurisdictions and banking institutions for foreign taxpayers seeking to enlist them directly or indirectly in committing tax fraud.

In TIME Magazine’s December 3rd issue, Joel Stein's article  “Sweet Charity,”  quoted Washinton, D.C. Handler Thayer Partner,  Andrew Morton“In the 1970s, athletes just did things for the United Way.  Now we live in this whole Facebook, social media, look-at-me kind of world where celebrities think, I can throw a football, so I’m a philanthropist.  No, you’re a guy who can throw a football.  There are two types of missions.  You can have a mission to do stuff.  You can also have a mission of raising awareness.  [Philanthropy branding] is what you need to do if you want to have impact now.  Angelina Jolie: refugees.  Bono: AIDS.  George Clooney: Darfur.

The December 2012 issue of Private Asset Management Magazine (PAM) conducted a “Focus on Legal Solutions” roundtable featuring Thomas J. Handler, discussing the impact of tax law and compliance regulations on the private asset management industry.

The Institute for Private Investors (IPI) is an international association of family office and ultra-high net wealth investors.  IPI featured a summary of Tom Handler's presentation to IPI earlier this year, "The Dodd Frank Act: Implications for Family Offices,"  in its 2012 report which highlights the best insights and thinking from the past 12 months.

The October 2012 issue of Financial Advisor Magazine quoted Thomas J. Handler regarding 2012 year-end income tax and estate tax planning in its article Tough Choices, authored by Mary Rowland.

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin quoted Andrew Morton discussing brand image, celebrity representation and contract termination in “Morality Clauses Cause Armstrong to See Deals End,” October 25, 2012.

Thomas J. Handler was quoted in the article "Lawyers Doubt if Olympic Tax Deal Worth Pursuing" published by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (August 7, 2012).

Thomas J. Handler was quoted in the article “Costs and Rising Barriers Forcing Change in the Commercial Family Office Landscape” published by Family Office Review (July 25, 2012).

Family Office Review bestows the 2012 Best Private Client Law Firm in North America Award on Handler Thayer, LLP.

Thomas J. Handler was quoted in Crain’s Chicago Business on May 28, 2012 discussing Private Equity Investments by Family Offices.

Thomas J. Handler was quoted in "The Family Office in the Dodd-Frank Regulatory Environment: New Risks & Requirements" white paper published by HUB International Personal Insurance (May 2012).

Thomas J. Handler was quoted in the book, "The Family Office Book: Investing Capital for the Ultra-Affluent," authored by Richard C. Wilson and published by Wiley Publishing Inc. (May 2012). Mr. Handler is quoted discussing Family Office Investment Committees and Family Office Governance.

Handler Thayer, LLP named 2012 Best Overall Law Firm in the U.S. serving ultra-high net worth families and family offices by Private Asset Management Magazine.

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin quoted Andrew Morton discussing philanthropic work done by professional athletes and celebrities in “Attorney Plans to Transition Sports Agency into New Consulting Group,” December 27, 2011.

"Charity and Service:  Giving Like the Stars.” Fast Company. Alice Korngold. December 20, 2011. This article was also picked up by USA Today.

"Tiger Woods Finally Gets Endorsement For Bag." Chicago Tribune. November 10, 2011.

"The Rockin' Renaissance Man." Private Wealth. Thomas M. Kostigen. November 2011 issue.

"Goodbye, Family Fortune." Barron's. Michelle Slatalla. September 17, 2011.

“World’s Rich Families Face US Asset Disclosure.” Financial Times. Dan McCrum. August 22, 2011.

“More Endorsements for Michael Vick.” ESPN. July 20, 2011.

"Goodbye Family Office?" Family Office Review. Shahnaz Mahmud. July 15, 2011.

“Do You Have the Right Structure in Place?” Inc. Magazine. July 2011.

"As Assets Rise, Family Offices Face More Complexity." Family Wealth Report. Charles Paikert. June 6, 2011.

"Strategic Coach Helps Lawyers Achieve Career Goals." Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. April 23, 2011.

"New Tax Bill Seen as Boon for Wealthy Clients." Wealth Management Letter. Charles Paikert. December 22, 2010.

"Avoid Pitfalls When Using Independent Contractors."Inc. Magazine. December, 2010

"SEC Raises Questions for Family Offices." Dow Jones Financial Advisors Blog. Thomas Coyle. October 18, 2010.

"More Wealthy Migrate South to Avoid Tax Hikes." Investment News. Hilary Johnson. August 8, 2010.

"The Dodd-Frank Reforms - The Family Office Implications, Fiduciary Concern." Family Wealth Report. Charles Paikert. July 20, 2010.

"Brokers, Underwriters Find Noncompete Agreements Tricky." Insurance News. Meg Green. July 2010.

"Borderline: Practicing Across the Illinois Line." Chicago Lawyer. Timothy R. Burke. May 27, 2010.


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"Wealthy with family offices ‘terrified' by snare in financial reform bill." Investment News. Hilary Johnson. May 12, 2010.

"Oversight Threat "Biggest Concern" For Family Offices - Handler Thayer." Family Wealth Report. Charles Paikert. May 5, 2010.

"Borderline: Practicing Across the Illinois Line." Chicago Lawyer Magazine. May 27, 2010.

"Long Wait for Family Office Work." Family Wealth Report.
Charles Paikert. March 15, 2010.

"What to Do When Your Partnership Sours." Entrepreneur.com. Toddi Gutner. March 11, 2010.

"Lapse in Tax Law May Have Estate Lawyers Hustling for Nothing." The National Law Journal. Lynne Marek. February 1, 2010.

"Marital Insecurity and UHNW Resurgence Uncertainty." Private Asset Management. Kristen Oliveri. January 7, 2010.

"Affluent Families, Family Offices and Businesses Seek Us Out." Leading Lawyers Network Magazine - Consumer Edition. 2009.

"In the News." Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. October 26, 2009.

"Head Winds Aside, Family Offices are Bullish; Most Expect Solid Growth Over Next Six Months." Investment News. Charles Paikert. June 14, 2009.

"Being a Lawyer in this Economy." Chicago Lawyer. Olivia Clarke. April 2009.

"In the Law Firms." Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. March 20, 2009.

"In the News." Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. February 12, 2009.

"Clients Getting Defensive with Their Assets Lawyers Say." Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Pat Milhizer. January 27, 2009.

"Teaching the Tigers: U.S. firms grow the market for wealth planning in Asia." ABA Journal. Margaret Littman. November 2008.

"The Alliance Readies First SFO Forum." Private Asset Management. August 21, 2008.

"Commingling personal funds with family business ill-advised." Investment News. Charles Paikert. March 17, 2008.

"Bring in the Broker." Crain's Chicago Business. Cynthia Hanson. February 11, 2008.

"The 10 Golden Rules." Crain's Chicago Business. Sarah Klein. December 17, 2007.

"Estate Strategies of the Super-Wealthy." The National Law Journal. Lynne Marek. June 18, 2007.

"Living and Learning Liability Lessons." ABA Journal. Margaret Graham Tebo. March 2007.

"Art Attack: Ownership of Painting and Other Objects of Value is Being Challenged on a Number of Legal Fonts." ABA Journal. Jill Schachner Chanen. December 2006.

"The Multifamily Office Has Grown and Changed So Much that the Wealthy May Be Left Wondering if Everyone is Playing Together." Investment News. Gregory Taggart. September 2006.

"Networking Opportunities." Clique. February 2006.

"Standing Watch." Wealth Manager Magazine. Lisa Grey. December 2005/January 2006.

"Beyond the Prenup: Families Increasingly Turn to Trusts and Protect Assets, Inheritances from Ex-spouses." Wall Street Journal. Rachel Emma Silverman. September 23, 2005.

"Seniors Increasingly Spending Wealth, not Bequeathing it." Christian Science Monitor. Steve Friess. September 7, 2003.

"Incentives to Burn: How Federal Policies, Industry Shifts Created a Natural-Gas Crunch." Wall Street Journal. Alexei Barrionuevo and Rebecca Smith. January 3, 2001.