Founded in 1893, Alston & Bird is a leading national law firm with offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Research Triangle, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. The firm’s attorneys provide a full range of services to domestic and international clients conducting business around the world. Counseling clients from what was initially a local context quickly expanded to regional, then national levels, and now spans a global economic environment. Alston & Bird has overlaid its broad range of legal skills and business knowledge with a commitment to innovation and technology. Core practice areas are corporate, tax, intellectual property, and complex litigation, with national industry focuses that include financial services and technology.
Alston & Bird has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 18 consecutive years, an unprecedented accomplishment among law firms in the United States. The recognition speaks to the culture of the firm and the environment in which we practice law and provide service to clients. Alston & Bird has also been consistently recognized in the BTI Client Service A-Team Report. This recognition is reserved for the top-performing firms in the industry that provide superior client service, a select group culled from the 650 core law firms that serve the Fortune 1000.
For more than 100 years, BDO has provided customized assurance, tax and advisory services to a wide range of clients—from publicly traded companies to family offices and high-net-worth individuals—throughout the country, and around the world. We serve clients through more than 60 offices and over 550 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, we also advise multi-national clients through a global network of 73,800 people working out of 1,500 offices across 162 countries.
At BDO, we are focused on helping multi-generational families and high net worth individuals manage their wealth enterprises, and we have a deep bench of professional resources dedicated to advising family offices of all sizes on the complex tax, audit and advisory issues facing today’s family offices. From estate, income, and gift taxation; trust tax compliance; charitable giving and philanthropic foundations; executive compensation; and cash-flow, retirement, and life insurance planning to private equity fund services, transaction advisory, portfolio management, and compliance guidance for family office investors, we can help.
Duval & Stachenfeld LLP is a law firm based in New York City that is committed to providing the highest level of service to a select clientele.
At the time of the Firm’s inception in October 1997, our goal was to build a law firm that would be widely regarded as one of the premier law firms in the United States, with the ability to deliver exceptional legal services across a broad range of practice areas. After 15 years, we realized (in early 2013) that we had built one of the leading real estate law practices in the World and we modified our goal to become the Pure Play in Real Estate Law®.
Pepper Hamilton LLP is a U.S. based law firm with 13 offices and around 500 attorneys. The firm is ranked among the 100 largest firms by revenue in the United States.
The firm was founded in 1890 in Philadelphia by George Wharton Pepper, who joined the practice of Bayard Henry. Pepper emerged as a leading lawyer in Philadelphia and the nation, and was prominent in Republican politics. In 1954, the Pepper firm and another Philadelphia law firm — Evans, Bayard & Frick — merged as Pepper, Bodine, Frick, Scheetz & Hamilton creating a 35-lawyer entity. Shortly after the merger of the Pepper and Evans firms, George Wharton Pepper retired from practice because of failing health. In 1955, he was succeeded as chairman of the firm by John D.M. Hamilton, who was chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1940. In 1960, another merger brought in the firm of Moffett, Frye & Leopold. The firm grew significantly in the 1980s, 1990s and in recent years. In 2007, the partnership elected Nina M. Gussack as chairwoman of Pepper’s Executive Committee, the first woman to be elected to that position. Pepper partner A. Michael Pratt became the Philadelphia Bar Association’s 81st Chancellor in 2008. He is the third African-American to serve in that office since the Association’s founding in 1802.
Signature Bank (NASDAQ: SBNY) is a full-service commercial bank with over $40 billion in assets, headquartered in New York City with 30 offices throughout the New York metropolitan area. The Bank specializes in serving the financial needs of privately owned businesses, their owners and senior managers – a group of clients who often find themselves underserved.
Signature Bank’s proven service model offers our clients a single point of contact via a dedicated Private Client Group. Every Signature Bank Private Client Group is supported by experienced professionals, robust products and deep resources in order to provide exceptional service while fulfilling all of our clients' financial needs. Our unique organizational structure combines small-bank responsiveness with large-bank experience and capability – truly the best of both worlds.
Signature Bank is one of the 50 largest banks among nearly 6,000 institutions nationwide.