Resources

International Law Office (ILO) is a multifaceted online resource that provides tailored, quality-assured updates on global legal developments.  The specialist legal newsletters published by ILO provide expert legal commentary in the form of concise, regular news updates. The newsletters are written in collaboration with over 500 of the world's leading experts and cover more than 100 jurisdictions.  KHVW is the exclusive editor for the Offshore Services Newsletter-USA.  Timely topics are posted quarterly at www.internationallawoffice.com.

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) is the leading worldwide professional body for practitioners in the fields of trusts, estates and related issues. STEP members help families plan their long term financial future, facilitating good stewardship and financial planning across future generations. STEP members also help families comply with the often complex tax rules surrounding trusts, estates and inheritance.  Full members of STEP are the most experienced and senior practitioners in the field of trusts and estates.  KHVW attorneys include six full STEP members.  www.step.org.

Wealthbridge Partners is the country's leading education provider to families with substantial wealth.  Wealthbridge performs a needs assessment for each of its client families, develops tailored programs addressing each family's needs, and delivers measurable results demonstrating genuine learning.  www.wealthbridgepartners.com

Shaking the Tree Foundation
is a non-profit foundation that creates and produces educational theatrical works that address issues that engage wealthy families.  The foundation uses a “living case study" to create a very special learning environment. A one-act play, professionally written, directed and acted, is followed by skilled facilitation and by role playing in which the professional actors remain in character to engage the audience after the performance.  www.shakingthetree.org

ACTEC - The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
is a US-based organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers who are elected to membership because they have demonstrated the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors.  www.actec.org

The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law is a professional body for practitioners representing substantial wealth throughout the world.  The Academy analyzes the substantive requirements and tax consequences of the transfer of wealth and the preservation family businesses with multinational contacts. All members of the Academy must have practiced law in the Academy's areas of interest for at least ten years and must have distinguished themselves through lecturing, writing or participation in professional organizations.  www.international-academy.org