Patricia M. Angus, JD, MIA, TEP, is Founder and CEO of Angus Advisory Group LLC, an Adjunct Professor, founding Managing Director of the Global Family Enterprise Program, and Faculty Director of Enterprising Families Executive Education at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. A recognized thought leader in the field, she has provided legal and strategic advice to global families and firms with multi-generational businesses, trusts, and philanthropy, for over two decades. She is prolific author, with publications including the highly acclaimed The Beneficiary Primer: A Guide for Beneficiaries of Family Trusts and The Trustee Primer: A Guide for Personal Trustees.
Ms. Angus practiced law at trusts and estates boutique Hughes and Whitaker (now Day Pitney) and Coudert Brothers international law firm (now Baker & McKenzie). She was Principal and Chief Wealth Advisory Officer of Shelterwood Financial Services LLC and Family Wealth Advisor at GenSpring and JP Morgan Private Bank. She has developed and launched two graduate level courses at Columbia University Graduate School of Business focused on family enterprise and wealth, including a global immersion trip for MBAs. Ms. Angus has also launched Columbia University’s Executive Education Program for family enterprises.
Ms. Angus has served on the board of directors of global single family offices, and has advised many others. She serves on Advisory Boards of Trusts & Estates and the Carter Center. She is a fellow of and faculty member for the Family Firm Institute (FFI), where she served on the editorial advisory board of The FFI Practitioner and holds an Advanced Certificate in Family Wealth Advising and a Certificate in Family Business Advising from FFI. She is also a member of the Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners (STEP), and in the past was chair of the governing board of the Collaboration for Family Flourishing and a member of the advisory Board of the NYC Family Enterprise Center. She has written numerous articles on topics including family wealth, businesses, trusts, estate planning, philanthropy, and women’s issues, and frequently speaks at industry and family events.
Ms. Angus has been named one of the Top 50 Women in Wealth Management by Wealth Manager; a Rising Star by Private Asset Management; and Top 50 CEOs in Private Client, Power Women, and Top 100 North American Wealth Advisers by Citywealth. In 2015, Angus Advisory Group LLC was a finalist for Family Business Advisor of the year by UK-based STEP. In 2019, Ms. Angus received a Family Firm Institute Achievement Award in the Field of Family Enterprise, the Interdisciplinary Award.
She received a B.A. cum laude from Amherst College, a Masters in International Affairs with a concentration in International Law and Organizations from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and a J.D. from George Washington University Law School.