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Family Office Outlook 2017, A Straight Shot of Jim

Episode 413: 03-30-17

Family Office Outlook 2017

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.

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 more than 22 tax, estate, family office and wealth management conferences, including those hosted by Family Office Association, Family Wealth Alliance, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and Opal Financial Group.

Based on industry research, direct client experience and other observations, Handler has identified the top trends in the family office world for 2017. He will discuss the family office outlook with Jim.

A Straight Shot of Jim

Jim talks about how focus and balance bring happiness, peace and fulfillment to your life. He also gives an update of his wife Vivian’s search for a kidney donor and discusses urban infill locations for housing.

Vivian Fried Kidney Transplant Update

Vivian Fried still needs a kidney donor. She is staying strong and upbeat! Please help!!

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 413: 03-30-17

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