New York, NY –March  8, 2013 – The international law firm Withers Bergman LLP is pleased to announce Joseph Field has been appointed to the advisory board of the Family Office Association, a global membership organization exclusive to single family offices and families of wealth. Mr. Field, Of Counsel at Withers Bergman, focuses his practice on structuring the affairs and estates of both domestic andinternational families, including family offices, wealthy entrepreneurs and celebrities.  Mr. Field works out of the firm’s New York office.

“We are honored to have Joe join our advisory board,” said Angelo J. Robles, Founder and CEO of the Family Office Association. “He is an icon in the industry and has long helped high net worth individuals and families make smart investment decisions and philanthropic choices.”

Mr. Field recently returned to the Withers Bergman New York office after spending the past few years raising the profile of the firm’s Hong Kong office by advising the wealthiest families in Asia on their affairs. He will be joining Withers Bergman Partner Edward Renn, who is also on the advisory board of the Family Office Association. Withers Partner Jeffrey Blomberg of the firm’s Greenwich office serves as the association’s legal advisor.

“The Family Office Association’s goals align well with those of the firm and my practice, and I look forward to helping them in their efforts to preserve family wealth.” said Mr. Field. “I have long admired the association’s initiatives and unique ability to help families foster stewardship into the next generation and expand their philanthropic legacies.”

Mr. Field is a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong as well as the United Kingdom, and is admitted to the bar in California, Washington DC, and the state of New York.

About Withers Bergman LLP

Withers Bergman LLP is an international law firm dedicated to the personal, business and philanthropic interests of successful individuals, their families and advisors.  The firm provides advice to entrepreneurs, growth companies and multinationals on all aspects of business ventures, including corporate formation, tax, financing, securities law and employment matters.  As the trusted advisor we have a unique understanding of the importance of considering both individual and business goals at every stage of the business.

The firm has offices in New York, New Haven, Greenwich, London, BVI, Geneva, Hong Kong, Milan, Zurich and Singapore.

About the Family Office Association

Family Office Association is the trusted and respected source that families of wealth can turn to for independent resources, education and guidance. For these families, FOA is the advocate for establishing and sustaining a single family office (SFO). With an SFO, these families create their own private company of dedicated professionals exclusively devoted to their investment, legacy and personal needs. An SFO enables a family to customize their own solutions mindful of their values and goals. FOA provides the foundation, insights and encouragement for families to engage with the long-term preservation and conservation of their wealth and family stories.