Thomas J. Handler, J.D., P.C.Handler Thayer, LLP

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191 N. Wacker Drive
Floor 23
Chicago, Illinois 60606, United States
Phone: 312-641-2100
Fax: 312-641-6866
Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

2017 Family Office Outlook

Family offices have continued to place considerable resources behind all aspects of risk management. This focus is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. In 2016, Handler Thayer attorneys attended and presented at over…more
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2015 Family Office Outlook

Handler Thayer, LLP has been repeatedly recognized as the foremost private client law firm in North America and in 2015 was again named "Best Overall Law Firm" in the United States. In 2014, Handler Thayer attorneys attended…more
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CTFC Reinstates Family Office Exception

On November 29, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) released a blanket No-Action Letter providing relief from registration as a Commodity Pool Operator (“CPO”) to family offices that qualify for the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Family Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Taxation

CTFC Reinstates Family Office Exception

On November 29, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) released a blanket No-Action Letter providing relief from registration as a Commodity Pool Operator (“CPO”) to family offices that qualify for the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Family Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Taxation

2012 Family Office Outlook

As Family Offices continue to deal with the lingering, deep economic recession, the increasingly elusive hunt for alpha and on-going tax uncertainty, a whole new host of regulatory and compliance issues have been added to the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission Rescinds a Common Family Office Exemption

The recent implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) requirements has significantly changed the Commodity Exchange Act (the “CEA”). As a result of these changes,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Family Office Exemption Narrowly Defined by S.E.C.

Following the stock market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression which followed, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1932 democratic campaign platform called for regulation of the securities exchanges “to the full extent of federal power.”…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Family Law, Securities Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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