Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its New York office with the addition of Christopher Lacaria as a partner. Lacaria joins White & Case's Global Tax Practice, Global Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Practice and Private Wealth & Family Offices Group.
"In order to more completely service the needs of the senior executives of our corporate and private equity clients, including the family offices of these executives, we are adding to our critical mass of senior, experienced private wealth management lawyers," said John Reiss, Global Head of White & Case's M&A Practice.
Lacaria advises family offices, ultra-high-net-worth individuals, families of multigenerational wealth, and individual and corporate fiduciaries on a wide range of trust and estate matters, including business succession, philanthropy and complex trust and estate administration. He often works with founders, family-led businesses and entrepreneurs, and has extensive experience advising private equity and hedge fund principals on tax structuring of fund interests and other complex assets.
"Investing further in our Private Wealth & Family Offices Group is integral to our corporate capabilities, as growth in client demand in this sector continues apace," said Sang I. Ji, Head of White & Case’s Global Tax Practice. "Chris brings deep experience advising on private wealth management matters that will make him a valuable asset to our clients, while allowing us to continue expanding our market-leading private wealth, family offices and tax capabilities globally."
"Chris has sophisticated knowledge of the private wealth management sector, and a variety of strong relationships with key players in the space," said Kerry O’Rourke Perri, Global Head of White & Case's Private Wealth & Family Offices Group. "Family offices continue to play a growing role in global capital flows, and we expect this upward trajectory to only continue. Chris’s experience means he is well positioned to help us take further advantage of this market growth, and his arrival fortifies our positon as a go-to Firm for our private investor clients."
Lacaria started his legal career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and spent more than seven years as an attorney in its Trusts & Estates Group. He joins White & Case from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.
White & Case's Private Wealth & Family Offices Group is a recognized leader in trusts, estates and estate litigation and represents many of the world's family offices, Fortune 500 executives and corporate fiduciaries. The Firm’s global resources allow it to provide a one-stop, comprehensive Private Wealth & Family Offices service.
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