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2018 Family Office Forecast; 10 Years of the Knight Arts Challenge

Episode 444: 11-30-17

2018 Family Office Forecast

Thomas Handler is Managing Partner with Handler Thayer, LLP, in Chicago. He chairs the firm’s Advanced Planning & Family Office Practice Group. Handler is focused on the analysis and structuring of sophisticated estate plans and family offices, and handling taxation and business planning issues for business owners, executives, professional athletes, celebrities and family offices.

Handler has identified the top trends in the family office world for 2018. He will discuss the family office outlook with Jim.

10 Years of the Knight Arts Challenge

Bahia Ramos is Director of Arts for the Knight Foundation in Miami, FL. This is the 10th anniversary of the Knight Arts Challenge (KAC), a grant that has successfully transformed the cultural arts landscape of our community, making the Wallcast at the New World Symphony, Big Night Little Haiti and National Water Dance, among others, an integral part of our arts community.

Jim and Bahia discuss the impact of the program and look to the future of art in Miami.

Vivian Fried Kidney Transplant Update

Jim’s wife, Vivian Fried, still needs a kidney donor urgently. She is staying strong and upbeat! Please help!!

Donations are welcome. Visit

For an update on Vivian and her search for a kidney transplant, watch her interview on WPLGTV10 in Miami:

For information on kidney donation, email

Episode 444: 11-30-17

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