Family Office Practice
Attorneys in C&G’s family office practice understand the unique needs of high-net-worth families and individuals and help them navigate the complexities inherent in creating and maintaining multi-generational enterprises, investment structures, and legacies. No two families are alike, and our representations are tailored to the unique requirements of each client.
Operating from London, New York, and Paris, our multidisciplinary team offers a comprehensive range of legal and advisory services, including advising on:
- family office structures and investments
- multi-family offices
- strategic transactions
- tax issues
- employment matters
- art law and restitution
- privacy and data security
- reputation management
- regulatory compliance and litigation avoidance
- commercial disputes
- and, when absolutely necessary, defense against investigations or prosecutions.
We are well-versed in key jurisdictions including the Cayman Islands, Jersey, and Luxembourg. Our attorneys are impeccably credentialed and recognized in leading directories including Spear’s Legal Index, Chambers & Partners, and The Legal 500. With decades of experience, including at premier hedge funds, the UK Serious Fraud Office, the Bar, and top global law firms, we deliver consistent, high quality service across the types of matters our clients are likely to face.
Jeff Bronheim is featured as a “Top Recommended” corporate lawyer, with Spear’s highlighting that Bronheim is “highly recommended” in wealth management and is an “eminent and personable partner.” The guide notes that “any Mayfair financier who is thinking of branching out into new business ventures” should “give [Bronheim] a call.” Bronheim serves as the Managing Partner of Cohen & Gresser’s London office and has over 30 years of experience assisting funds, companies, HNW individuals, and family offices with complex legal and business issues.
John Gibson, head of Cohen & Gresser’s UK White Collar and Investigations Practice, is featured as a “Top Recommended” criminal lawyer in the 2022 index. He is commended by Spear’s for his “particular expertise with UK/US cooperation in economic crime investigation” and experience working with the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation. With almost three decades of litigation and advisory experience, including five years as a senior prosecutor in the bribery and corruption unit of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Gibson’s practice at Cohen & Gresser focuses on complex economic crime, investigations, and regulatory matters in the UK, Europe and emerging markets.
Richard Kovalevsky KC has maintained his long-standing status as a “Top Recommended” criminal lawyer in the Spear’s index. Kovalevsky is the head of the Criminal Defense Practice for Cohen Gresser’s London office, specializing in advising and representing HNW individuals in connection with international and domestic legal matters. Spear’s states, “What’s noteworthy is the wide range of cases that come across Kovalevsky’s desk – from cases involving business, finance, stock market dealings, listings and announcements, to corruption, tax, fraud and money laundering.” The index similarly praises Kovalevsky for his wide-ranging client base, which includes global business leaders and high-profile politicians to HNW individuals and members of prominent families.
From Cohen & Gresser’s London office, Bronheim, Gibson, and Kovalevsky and their UK colleagues work closely with attorneys in Cohen & Gresser’s U.S. and Paris offices on complex multi-jurisdictional matters and offer a multi-disciplinary practice tailored to the needs of ultra-high and high-net-worth individuals and family offices. Leveraging decades of experience, including at premier investment houses, the Bar, and the top tier of elite global law firms, Cohen & Gresser delivers consistent, high-quality service across the types of matters our clients are likely to face, including fund investing and structure, strategic transactions, art law and restitution, privacy and data security, employment matters, tax issues, regulatory considerations, commercial disputes, reputation management, and, when necessary, defense against litigation, investigation, and prosecution.