Andrew Morton was quoted by Michael Burteau in the Bloomberg article "Druckenmiller Donation Helps Masters Charity Reach $6.8 Million" on April 8, 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 artcile “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 repoprt which highlights the best insights and thinking from the past 12 months.
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 "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.
"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.