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

Chicago Office
191 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2300
Chicago, Illinois  60606-1633
Telephone  (312) 641-2100
Facsimile  (312) 641-6866

Westmont Office
756 Burr Oak Drive
Westmont, Illinois  60559
Telephone  (312) 960-2090

E-mail  info@handlerthayer.com

NEWS AT HANDLER THAYER

Handler Thayer, LLP is pleased to announce that it was awarded a High Commendation by Private Asset Management Magazine in the Best Trusts and Estates Law Firm category, one of only two law firms in the United States recognized at the annual PAM Awards Gala held in New York City. These awards celebrate “the top-performing elite of the private wealth community.” This awards marks the 8th time in 9 years that Handler Thayer, LLP has been recognized by Private Asset Management. In 2020 the firm has already been named International Business Planning Law Firm of the Year by Worldwide Financial Advisor and Large Tier Estate Law Firm of the Year by both M&A Today and Lawyer International’s Legal 100.

Handler Thayer, LLP has also been shortlisted for several prestigious wealth industry awards. London based Family Wealth Report shortlisted the firm for Best Private Client Law Firm as one of only two law firms in North America. In addition, partner Thomas J. Handler was shortlisted among six individuals selected for the 2020 family office industry Leading Individual Lifetime Achievement Award.
We are pleased to share the most recent edition of our firm’s Family Office Outlook newsletter. Read the 2020 Quarter 1 newsletter here.
 
Handler Thayer, LLP is pleased to announce our shortlisting for several prestigious wealth industry awards. London based Family Wealth Report shortlisted the firm for two awards: Most Effective Private Client Legal Team in North America as one of only four law firms selected and Best Private Client Tax Firm among five shortlisted firms. In addition, partner Thomas J. Handler was shortlisted among six individuals selected for the 2019 family office industry Leading Individual Lifetime Achievement Award. Partners Tom Handler of our Chicago office and Andrew Morton of Washington, D.C. will be attending the black-tie awards gala at the Mandarin Hotel in New York City this week.

Global Law Experts shortlisted Handler Thayer for the Illinois Estate Planning Law Firm of the Year award. In addition, the firm was shortlisted for the 2019 Magic Circle Awards as the USA Law Firm of the Year.

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.

Tom Handler will be presenting on “The Modern Day Family Office: How to Properly Structure & Select Resources that Fit your Family’s Needs” at the Opal Family Office Forum West in Napa, California on October 24-25, 2018.

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  presented 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.

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