WEALTH MANAGEMENT MADE PERSONAL
Commerce Family Office is a specialized division of Commerce Trust, which has provided investment management and fiduciary services since 1906.
Commerce Family Office was established to serve families who want personalized, objective advice on a broader range of issues and with a higher level of strategic oversight for certain aspects of their financial lives. We offer tailored financial advice and insights to help you build and grow your legacy. Your family’s services will be led and coordinated by a senior advisor who is backed by specialists in a variety of fields to meet your family’s unique needs.
THE COMMERCE FAMILY OFFICE EXECUTIVE TEAM*
Brian Humes and Richard English lead the Commerce Family Office team providing sophisticated, personalized and highly collaborative services to high-net-worth families. They oversee the efforts of your senior family advisor, who is supported by a team of specialists with deeper knowledge in their areas of specialty, including investment consulting, tax planning, private banking, trust administration, real estate, family-owned businesses, philanthropy, wealth education, and family governance.
Commerce Family Office advisors help families integrate core values into wealth planning and decision making, translate vision and mission statements into actionable solutions, implement successful communication strategies and establish governance structures.
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Brian is the managing director of Commerce Family Office in St. Louis. In this role, he collaborates closely with clients on strategies for addressing the complex personal, family, and financial challenges that can accompany significant wealth and often impact current and future generations. Brian works to help clients integrate core values into wealth planning and decision making, translate vision and mission statements into actionable solutions, implement successful family communication strategies, and establish effective family governance structures and processes. He has more than 35 years of experience providing comprehensive and sophisticated services to multiple high net worth families.
Prior to joining the Commerce Family Office team, Brian was an owner and principal with CliftonLarsonAllen in Saint Louis, MO advising clients in a wide spectrum of industries, with a heavy concentration in commercial real estate transactions, distribution companies and family business succession planning. Prior to joining CLA, he was the founding partner of Humes & Barrington LLP, a 60+ person public accounting firm in St. Louis which merged into CLA, a national accounting firm in 2010. Before forming Humes & Barrington, Brian was a manager in the St. Louis office of Price Waterhouse Coopers. Brian serves on the legal board of Koch Development Co. a privately held real estate investment and development company in St. Louis, Mo and CK Supply Company, a regional distributor and ESOP owned enterprise.
RICHARD ENGLISH, JD
MANAGING DIRECTOR, KANSAS CITY
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Before joining the Commerce Family Office team, Richard was a partner at Stinson Leonard Street, where he served as co-chair of the firm’s Tax, Trusts and Estates practice division. He represented individuals, families, and corporate fiduciaries in connection with trust and estate planning and administration and related litigation. During his practice, Richard was listed in The Best Lawyers of America and the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers. He is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and of the Estate Planning Society of Kansas as well as a fellow in The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
Richard holds a law degree from the University of Kansas and an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Richard has served several charitable organizations, including The Barstow School, the Blue Valley Educational Foundation, Colonial Presbyterian Church Foundation, and Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.
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