THOMAS J. HANDLER
Partner and Chairman, Advanced Planning & Family Office Practice Group
Handler Thayer, LLP


Mr. Handler is an advanced planning attorney focused on tax, business and estate planning issues for affluent families, family businesses and family offices.  Accordingly, he has extensive experience in the analysis, design and implementation of domestic and international business planning, financial and estate planning, and advanced tax planning strategies.

Mr. Handler is a managing partner in Handler Thayer, LLP, where he chairs the firm’s Advanced Planning & Family Office Practice Group.

Mr. Handler has been named to the Wealth Strategies Design Team comprised of fifteen of the top wealth planners in the U.S., to the Global Leaders List of Top 100 Attorneys in the United States, to Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in America. Illinois Leading Lawyers named Mr. Handler one of the Top Lawyers in the areas of Closely and Privately Held Business Law and Trusts, Will and Estate Planning Law.  In 2015, he was named International Wealth Planner of the Year and Wealth Planning Gamechanger Lawyer of the Year in addition to receiving the prestigious Michael J. Brink Wealth Industry Leadership and Service Award.