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January 5, 2016

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New York, January 5, 2016 ‚Äì TIGER 21, the premier peer-to-peer learning network for high-net-worth investors, announced today that Marvin Blum has joined the company’s board of advisors.

Blum, a successful entrepreneur, brings deep expertise in how to build a business. Blum, founder of the Blum Firm P.C. that has offices throughout Texas, brings skills in estate planning and probate, asset protection planning, planning for closely-held businesses, tax planning, and charitable planning. Michael Sonnenfeldt, Founder and Chairman of TIGER 21 said “Marvin is one of the most respected tax lawyers and estate planners in the country, who already brings this deep legal and estate planning perspective to his fellow TIGER 21 Members, but as a CPA, entrepreneur and wise counsel, he will bring needed insights and guidance to the TIGER 21 board, as well.

Blum serves as Secretary/Treasurer and one of three Board members of the Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, which is devoted to creating opportunities for disadvantaged children. Blum is in his 37th year as Treasurer of the Fort Worth Symphony and served as Presiding Chair for numerous terms of The Multicultural Alliance, formerly The National Conference of Christians and Jews, a service organization fighting bias, bigotry and racism. Blum currently serves as Treasurer for the Texas Cultural Trust Board of Directors to help raise public and legislative awareness of the importance of the arts in Texas.

The Members of each of TIGER 21’s 33 groups act as a personal, informal board of advisors for each other and provide the unique support that Members need when grappling with investing strategies, business challenges and opportunities, philanthropic and family-related challenges and legacy issues. TIGER 21 currently has 375 Members in 22 cities across North America, who collectively manage almost $40 billion in assets.

“Marvin will be stepping onto the Board to replace Gerry Golub, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Gerry had been a Founding Member of the TIGER 21 board, and because of his unique experience building the largest single office accounting firm in the world, Gerry played a unique role as a trusted advisor. As a CPA, Marvin will help fill the gap Gerry’s passing has created, but Marvin will also add his deep expertise in estate planning and the law. We especially look for individuals who are successful entrepreneurs themselves, and who have wrestled with how to deliver world class services to demanding clients in a complex environment ,” said Sonnenfeldt. “Marvin’s extensive work with high-net-worth individuals and the success he has had building his own business will bring unique benefit to TIGER 21’s board, and all of our Members.”

“I am delighted to join the board of TIGER 21. I have been a Member of TIGER 21 for 3 years and have seen the extraordinary role the TIGER 21 experience plays in its Members’ lives,” said Blum. “TIGER 21 has been experiencing significant growth in recent years and, as a Member I have seen how I and each Member has benefitted from that growth. I can call on fellow Members across North America, and this allowing me to tap into insights and expertise I could not easily duplicate. As TIGER 21 has grown, our access to the best minds in finance, politics, philanthropy and many other areas has made the experience far more rewarding than I might have imagined. I am excited to help TIGER 21 grow while staying focused on the core value Members hold most dearly.”

Blum, an attorney and Certified Public Accountant, is Board Certified in Estate Planning & Probate Law and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He earned his BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas in 1974, where he graduated first in his class and was named Ernst & Ernst Outstanding Student in Accounting. Mr. Blum received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1978, where he graduated second in his class and was named the Prentice-Hall Outstanding Student in Taxation.

Blum was chosen as one of the “Nation’s Top 100 Attorneys” by Worth magazine, and was also named one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas by Texas Monthly Magazine.

About TIGER 21

TIGER 21 (The Investment Group for Enhanced Results in the 21st Century) is North America’s premier peer-to-peer learning network for high-net-worth investors. TIGER 21’s 375 Members collectively manage almost $40 billion in personal assets and are entrepreneurs, investment partners and top executives. TIGER 21 focuses on improving investment acumen as well as exploring common issues of wealth preservation, estate planning and family dynamics. Founded in 1999, TIGER 21 is headquartered in New York City and has groups in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newport Beach, CA, Palm Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, San Juan, PR, Seattle, Tysons Corner, VA, and Washington, DC as well as Canadian groups in Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. More information can be found

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