Quarter-End Snapshot: Q3 2019

Quarter-End Snapshot Q3 2019 Firm Update   from Carter Tolleson, CEO Typically, towards the end of the year, many of us spend time reflecting on the past trip around the sun – accomplishments, progress made…

Quarter-End Snapshot: Q2 2019

Quarter-End Snapshot Q2 2019 Firm Update   from Richard Joyner, President One of the most common questions we encounter when we’re working with client families is how to help children and young adults build the skills – especially…

The Power of “WE”

On March 27, I joined colleagues, teachers, students, A-list performers and international speakers in celebrating Texas’ WE Day in Downtown Dallas, a movement launched by brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger. As humanitarians, activists and social entrepreneurs, the Kielburgers founded a…

Quarter-End Snapshot: Q1 2019

Quarter-End Snapshot Q1 2019 Firm Update   from J. Carter Tolleson, CEO I always enjoy reflecting on the last few months with the quarter-end snapshot because I’m reminded of how much has happened and how…

Quarter-End Snapshot: Q4 2018

Quarter-End Snapshot Q4 2018 Firm Update   from Richard Joyner, President As we start a new year, it’s natural to think about “resolutions” – many of us commit to eat better, exercise more, add sleep…

A Gift to My Family

I can’t believe it’s been more than 20 years since I sold the business I ran, First USA, and started our single-family office. I was younger then and was excited about the next chapter of my life, but I recognized…

President's Blog

Family Leadership Development

Over many years in practice, I’ve watched countless entrepreneurs work to make the transition from operating a family business to living with (and from) financial assets. It takes a different set of skills to create and run a successful business and to maintain and grow a complex web of financial assets, entities, and family members. […]

The Kitchen Dance

Recently, a colleague and I conducted a small family meeting in a client’s home. The meeting included the mom and dad with their two adult children. Since we were in the beginning phases of the family meeting process, spouses and significant others did not attend.

Case Studies

Creating A Legacy

  The Situation: Our clients, Mr. and Mrs. G, retired ten years ago. They sold their family home in Dallas, bought a small condo and spend most of their time travelling abroad. When they are in Dallas, they enjoy spending time in the Dallas Art District seeing performances and viewing art collections. Their three grown […]

Family Meetings and Estate Planning

  The Situation: Mr. E is a father of a family and a serial entrepreneur who has been highly successful in several businesses. While he was busy creating wealth, Mr. E often neglected his estate plan or simply added on to the existing plan using whatever attorney was working on his business affairs at the […]

Post-Nup, Asset Protection

  The Situation: A Tolleson Wealth Management client, Mrs. Y, is a 40-year-old daughter of a very wealthy mother and an only child. She is married to Mr. Y, a man that owns a variety of real estate investments. Most of his real estate consists of self-storage units across the state of Texas. He also […]

Preparing for Marriage

  The Situation: When Ms. L, the daughter of a Tolleson Wealth Management client family, began talking about marriage, our advisors helped begin a dialogue about the best way to prepare for it. Most young people, especially from families of wealth, are very hesitant to have the discussion about the dreaded “prenup.” However, we encouraged […]


  The Situation: Mr. and Mrs. K are prospective clients in their 70s that expressed a great deal of concern about who would take over their financial affairs in the event of either of their deaths. They have four married children in their 40s and nine grandchildren. The children live all over the US. The […]

News & Events

Tolleson Wealth Management Named one of the ‘Dallas 100’ fastest-growing small private companies in DFW

The Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business recognized Tolleson Wealth Management as 100 of the fastest-growing small private companies in North Texas, known as the ‘Dallas 100’ list. “We are proud to be named as one of DFW’s 100 fast-growing businesses,” said Carter Tolleson, CEO. “Nearing our firm’s 20-year […]

Tolleson Wealth Management Recognized as a 2019 Top Wealth manager by D Magazine

D Magazine recognized Tolleson Wealth Management as a Top Wealth Manager for 2019 in its latest November issue. The firm is proud to celebrate this recognition in honor of serving clients and their families with all things financial. This is the fifth year in a row Tolleson Wealth Management has received this award. D Magazine […]

Tolleson Wealth Management supports The Dallas Opera as Presenting Sponsors for the FIRST NIGHT

Tolleson Wealth Management supported the Dallas Opera as the Presenting Sponsor for the FIRST NIGHT on Friday, Oct. 18. President Richard Joyner toasts the Dallas Opera’s Honorary Chairs the Winspear Family at the FIRST NIGHT dinner. “As we look around this evening, we cannot help but honor the memories of Margot and Bill Winspear whose […]

Human Resources Director Lorea Seidel Receives Brené Brown’s ‘Dare to Lead’ Facilitator Certification

Lorea Seidel, Human Resources Director, spent three days in San Antonio in September to complete the ‘Dare to Lead’ Facilitator Certification with Brené Brown. Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she is the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair in the Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the last two […]

Disaster Relief Resources for North Texas Tornado

Our thoughts are with those in our community impacted by the North Texas tornadoes Sunday evening. If you are interested in supporting relief efforts, our Philanthropy Services has compiled information regarding the best ways to help and donate. To ensure that your charitable dollars will be used wisely and effectively, donations should be made to […]

Investment Manager Sarah Wiewel Digs Deep on Impact Investment Trends

Investment Manager Sarah Wiewel facilitated DFW Sustain and the DFW CFA Society’s Impact Investment panel on Sept. 5. As moderator, Wiewel navigated Jennifer Signori’s and Tucker Pribor’s conversations about incorporating impact investments into traditional asset allocations. Jennifer is Senior Vice President at Neuberger Berman on the Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) and Impact Investing team. Tucker […]