Glenn Kurlander is the Head of Morgan Stanley’s Family Governance and Wealth Education unit, and has helped ultra high net worth clients address matters of family governance, complex estate planning and wealth education for over 30 years. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Glenn was a nationally recognized trusts and estates attorney, with over 18 years of experience advising wealthy families and individuals in connection with the management, protection and transfer of global wealth, including the creation of family governance systems; the management of family dynamics related to the possession of significant wealth; the succession of closely held businesses; the resolution of family disputes; the management of family offices; the creation of tax-efficient transfers during life and at death; and the structuring of public and private philanthropy. Glenn was a partner of Kirkland & Ellis, where he led that firm’s trusts and estates group.
Glenn has written in leading professional journals and has lectured extensively on topics such as family gover- nance, managing family conflict and the dynamics of family wealth and family offices. He has been quoted in TIME, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Dow Jones Newswire and Worth magazine, among others. He is a former President of Morgan Stanley’s Global Impact Funding Trust, Inc., the charity that operates the firm’s donor-advised fund.
Glenn received his law degree, cum laude, from the Cornell University Law School in 1984, where he was an editor of the Cornell Law Review. He also holds an M.A. in English literature from Columbia University and is a cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Franklin & Marshall College.
Glenn lives in Westchester County with his wife and four children, and their goofy dog, Dizzy. Glenn is co- president of his synagogue and indulges his passion for riding motorcycles, particularly Harley-Davidsons, every chance he gets.