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Dentons Names Family Office, HNW Group Global Head

Tom Burroughes

17 December 2020

Dentons, the global law firm, has appointed Edward V Marshall – a figure in US private banking and thought leadership in the sector – as global head of its family office and high net worth group. The group includes 120 lawyers and professionals on six continents.

Marshall will direct the firm’s strategy and implementation to build out a program of insights, advice and access to improve the firm's offering to its family office and HNW clients. Marshall is joining as a principal and will be based in New York. He will collaborate with family office and HNW group global co-chairs Brian Raftery and Rick Ross.

Before this role, Marshall was an MD at Boston Private. Prior to this, he was a director in the global family office group at Citi Private Bank where he led business development and program management for the North American team. He was a member of the UHNW and family office practice at Credit Suisse and managed client relationships as a relationship manager. He joined Credit Suisse from Booz Allen Hamilton where he was a member of its organization and strategy practice.

Marshall began his career in the public sector working for the federal government in the US and abroad. He earned his MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business and has a BS in human biology from Michigan State University. Marshall is also a guest lecturer on family office and wealth management at New York University’s Stern School of Business. 

Marshall is member of the editorial board of the Family Wealth Report, and a core member and senior advisor to the UHNW Institute, a think tank. He is also a member of the board of directors for Americas Warrior Partnership, a non-profit that acts as a force multiplier for veteran service organizations across the US. The Partnership supports corporations to serve and retain veterans, and conducts ground-breaking research on the factors and potential causes behind veteran suicide.