The 2018 Family Wealth Alliance Award for Best Family Office Law Firm in the U.S. Awarded to Handler Thayer, LLP

Chicago, IL, November 8, 2018 – 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. The Fall Forum has been a tradition within Family Wealth Alliance for the last 15 years. Handler Thayer, LLP was chosen out of the top private client law firms in the United States.

Tom Handler, Chair of the Advanced Planning & Family Office Practice Group at Handler Thayer, LLP commented that the firm “is truly honored to receive this major award” which is one of the most prestigious awards available to any law firm with a presence in the United States. He credits the firm’s complete transparency, open architecture, best-in-class planning strategies and outstanding professional and support teams for winning the award.


Family Wealth Alliance is one of the five large family office associations based in the United States. It is well known for its award-winning research publications and educational conferences. In 2018 Handler Thayer has already been recognized as the Most Effective Private Client Legal Team in North America, Best Law Firm Trusts & Estates Group, Tax Law Firm of the Year, International Business Planning Law Firm of the Year and Estate Planning Law Firm of the Year in addition to winning 22 other awards.

Handler Thayer, LLP is dedicated to rendering superior, technologically current and innovative legal services to affluent families, family offices and family businesses. The firm has devised and pioneered legal strategies and structures that are now considered best-in-class global practices. It attracts and develops highly qualified attorneys with business and financial backgrounds and does not compartmentalize its lawyers; instead, it encourages collaboration and interdisciplinary thought. The firm’s domestic practice is nationwide in scope and its international work extends to numerous countries. Handler Thayer’s unique combination of exceptional work product and proprietary structures, strategies and protocols have made it one of the premier private client law firms in the world. Handler Thayer is the only law firm ever to win all five major industry awards determined by independent panels of judges comprised of senior industry experts.