Akin Gump is uniquely positioned to meet the rapidly evolving needs of single and multi-family offices, including structuring, tax and estate planning and investment activities. We draw upon the experience of our market-leading global investment management practice to assist high-net-worth-individuals with the formation of family office structures. Our private client services attorneys bring sophisticated wealth management services, including tax planning, the formation and administration of complex trusts and estates, business succession planning, planned giving and the creation and administration of charitable foundations. Of particular note, we have specialized experience advising private equity and hedge fund principals with respect to establishing family offices and preserving and deploying capital, and have represented many of the investment management industry’s most prominent individuals and families.
Our mergers and acquisitions lawyers have extensive experience representing investment vehicles and individuals in virtually every type of merger, acquisition and disposition. We have a long track record of advising clients around the world on co-investment deals involving other vehicles or families. We also help family offices with real estate transactions, construction agreements, and acquisitions of boats, aircrafts and art.
In addition, our team routinely advises family offices on their day-to-day operational and compliance needs, including reporting obligations with the family head’s employer, coordination with accountants and estate planners, and employment matters.