Private Trust Companies: A Practical Introduction to a Bespoke Solution


Private trust companies are not a new phenomenon.  Rather, over the past 25 years, they have increased dramatically in number, with hundreds of major, family-controlled trust institutions now operating in the United States. This article addresses why the number of private trust companies has been growing; describes a typical private trust company (PTC) organizational structure; and discusses certain legal and practical considerations that a family exploring a PTC should address.

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