STAMFORD, Conn. (November 14, 2019) – Holland & Knight’s Global Private Wealth Services Group has added David W. Thal as a partner in the firm's Stamford, Conn., office. Mr. Thal serves as general counsel to ultra-high-net-worth families and their family offices. Previously, he was a principal with Cummings & Lockwood in Stamford.
Mr. Thal focuses on estate planning and the administration of trusts and estates, particularly for clients with family offices and operating businesses. The core of his practice is advising clients on implementing estate planning strategies customized to their unique and often complex circumstances. His clients include owners of multinational closely held businesses and family office founders.
"David has substantial experience advising ultra-high-net-worth clients with established family offices, as well as those in the family office development stage," said Chris Boyett, co-leader of Holland & Knight's Global Private Wealth Services Group. "He has helped them understand, execute and manage sophisticated estate planning, business succession and wealth transfer techniques to preserve family wealth through generations."
"David's focus on representing fund founders and company founders complements the substantial work we do with principals in private equity, venture and hedge funds, many of whom reside in or work in Fairfield County," said David Scott Sloan, co-leader with Mr. Boyett of Holland & Knight's Global Private Wealth Services Group. "David will be instrumental in growing our presence in Stamford and the surrounding area and is a great asset to our team."
Mr. Thal received an LL.M. degree in taxation from the New York University School of Law, a J.D. degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law and a B.A. degree from Williams College. He is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and New York.
As the largest private wealth services practice in the United States, Holland & Knight's Global Private Wealth Services Group represents high-net-worth individuals, substantial closely held and family businesses, charitable organizations, educational institutions, banks and trust companies. In 2019, 18 Holland & Knight attorneys were named leading advisers to wealthy individuals and families in the Chambers High Net Worth guide.
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