About

Award-Winning Expertise

Teresa Leigh began her career over 37 years ago working with high profile high-net-worth (HNW) clients across the United States. In 2005, she founded her firm with the mission to bridge the gap between the HNW employer and their employees, and to provide cutting edge education and expertise on household, property and family office employees.

Today, Teresa Leigh Home + Family Office serves as the gold standard in fulfilling advisory and staffing needs for the high-net worth (HNW) and ultra-high net worth (UHNW) client.

Clients and their families are immediately drawn to Teresa’s individualized personal attention, passion, genuineness, and expertise. She is renowned for her ability to empathically understand the client’s situation and provide them quick and effective resolutions.

Teresa and her team provide clients with personalized, award-winning services nationwide and have a well-established reputation for exceeding clients’ expectations.

Known as the subject matter expert, Teresa Leigh Home + Family Office is often quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Institutional Investor, The New York Times, and Worth Magazine.

Recent accolades include founding faculty member of the UNHW Institute of New York in 2019, winning the 2018 Best in the Industry Award for Outstanding Outsource Solution Provider from the Family Wealth Alliance, and winning awards for Best Lifestyle Firm for High Net Worth Clients by Private Asset Management in 2017 and 2015.

2023

July
Teresa Leigh Household Risk Management (TLHRM)
Announces a change to
Teresa Leigh Home + Family Office (TLHFO)

September
Billionaire Client #10

September
“The Looming Crisis In The Single-Family Office World”
Crain Currency authored by Teresa Leigh

2022

August
“$400,000 For An Executive Assistant?”
Wall Street Journal

2021

January
“Best Practices for Elder In-Home Care”
TLHRM

June
“Top 10 Best Practices When Hiring”
TLHRM

Billionaire Client #9

2020

January
“Preventing a Staff Infection”
Wall Street Journal

January
“Outsourcing Trust”
TLHRM

April
“Covid-19 and Domestic Staff”
TLHRM

April
Speaker: “How Does the Pandemic Increase Other Forms of Client Risk”
AIG

May
Speaker: “Client Retention During a Pandemic Case Study”
CIPC Conference

October
Speaker: “Property Management: What to Know and Whom to Call”
Family Wealth Alliance

2019

March
Founding Faculty Member
Advisory Board
Ultra High Net Worth Institute
New York, NY

April
Speaker: “Connecting the High Risk of Employing Domestics and In-Home Elder Care”
CIPC
Nashville, TN

July
“I Need A Nanny: 7 Savvy Hiring Rules for In-Home Childcare”
TLHRM

Billionaire Client #8

August
“Good Luck Finding Qualified Job Candidates”
Wall Street Journal

September
“8 Experts Every Family Office Should Have Now”
Worth Magazine

September
“Hiring Household and Property Employees”
TLHRM

September
Case Study: Charles and Kathleen: In-Home Care Risk
TLHRM

September
Case Study: Mr. Garfield: The High Cost of Employee Turnover
TLHRM

September
“Elder In-Home Care: Hiring Risk”
TLHRM

November
“Sophia’s Housekeeping Nightmare”
TLHRM

2018

May
Speaker: “High Net Worth Outsource Solution Provider”
Family Wealth Alliance Conference
Atlanta, GA

AWARDS
Winner: Best of the Decade: Best Outsource Solution Provider
Best Security and Risk Solution Provider: Nomination
Family Wealth Alliance
Chicago, IL

2017

AWARDS
Winner: Best Lifestyle Firm for High-Net-Worth Clients
Private Asset Managment
New York, New York

Billionaire Client #7

2016

“Security Risks Ultra-Wealthy Underestimate: How to Train Your Staff and Travel Safely”
Worth Magazine

Billionaire Client #6

Speaker: “Lifestyle Risks of High-Net-Worth Families”
PRMA Private Risk Management Association
New York, NY

AWARDS
Best Lifestyle Firm for HNW clients: Nomination
Private Asset Management
New York, New York

2015

March
“Should Your Housekeeper Be Bonded and Insured?”
Insurance.com

April
“Staffing and Recruiting for the Family Office”
Institutional Investor

July
“For the Wealthy, It’s Hard to Find Good Help”
Think Advisor

October
White Paper: “Managing the Risks of Employing Domestic Staff: How High Net Worth Families and Their Advisors Can Ensure a Safe and Well-Run Household”
ACE

November
Speaker: “The HNW Client and the High Risk of Employing Household & Property Staff”
PRMA Private Risk Management Association
Atlanta, GA

AWARDS
Winner: Best Lifestyle Firm for HNW Clients
Private Asset Management

Family Office Specialty Services: Nomination
Family Office Review

2014

Billionaire Client #5

April
“The Wealthy Can Pay a High Price for Skimping on Security”
Institutional Investor

April
White Paper: “Building Trust Best Practices in Working with Vendors & Contractors”
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

November
Speaker: Partners Meeting: “Navigating UHNW Relationships”
Family Wealth
Scottsdale, AZ

December
“Security Risks Get Wealthy Families’ Attention”
Wall Street Journal

AWARDS
Best Multi Family Office Service Provider: Nomination
Best Single Family Office Service Provider: Nomination
Best Lifestyle Firm: Nomination
Private Asset Management

2013

January
White Paper: “Maintaining Harmony at Home: Best Practices in Hiring and Retaining Household Staff”
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

January
“Domestic Workers Employment Rights”
CNBC

AWARDS
Best of the Decade Award For Security and Risk Management: Nomination
Family Wealth Alliance

Best Single Family Office Service Provider: Nomination
Best Family Office Service Provider for Client Services: Nomination
Private Asset Management

2012

January
“Expert Advice: Lifestyle”
Worth Magazine

February
“Color the 1 Percent 99 Percent Conflicted”
New York Times

February
“Keeping in Line”
Family Office Review

April
White Paper: “Teaching Your Family Financial Self-Defense: Household Management Exposure: You Are the Employer”
Atlantic Trust

May
“How Your Household Help Puts You at Risk”
CBNC

November
“Secrets of the Help”
Forbes

November
“Welcome to Downtown Abbey”
New York Post

AWARDS
Best Family Office Service Provider-Client Services: Runner Up
Best Single Family Office Service Provider: Nomination
Private Asset Management
New York

2011

January
“How the Rich Get It Right”
Investments & Wealth Monitor

May
Speaker: “Unknown Risk When Hiring Domestic Employees”
Family Wealth Alliance Spring Event
Chicago, IL

May
“Does Home Insurance Cover Household Staff?”
Bankrate.com

August
“Ask the Experts”
Private Asset Management Magazine

September
“Ask Teresa”
Family Office Review

October
“How the Rich Get Richer”
Investments & Wealth Monitor

November
Speaker: “Security and Safety for the HNW Individual”
Private Asset Management Fall Event
New York, NY

December
“Safety Precautions For Home and Business”
Family Office Magazine

2010

January
“6 Questions for Your Executive Assistant”
Worth Magazine

March
Speaker: “UHNW Risk and Domestic Employees”
Family Wealth Alliance
Chicago, IL

Billionaire Client #4

May
“10 Questions for Your Personal Chef”
Worth Magazine

August
Speaker: Rookie Camp Player Transition
National Basketball Association (NBA)
New York

August
“The CraigsList Syndrome” by Teresa Leigh
Private Asset Management Magazine

October
Educational Presentation
Speaker Sport Agent and Management Symposium
New York

2009

January
Speaker: Chubb UHNW Client Educational Series
New York, NY

Billionaire Client #3

February
Speaker: Private Banking World Conference
Paradise Island, Bahamas

March
Speaker: Chubb UHNW Client Educational Series
Washington, DC

March
Keynote Speaker: HUB International Broker Conference
Dallas, TX

March
White Paper: “The Domestic Staffing Cycle: From Hiring to Firing”
HUB International Personal Insurance
Updated

April
Speaker: “Household Employees and Risk”
Family Wealth Alliance
Chicago, IL

April
Speaker: Chubb UHNW Client Educational Series
Houston, TX

April
Speaker: “Threshold Risk for HNW Families”
Family Wealth Partners
Scottsdale, AZ

May
Speaker: Financial Executives Forum
FOX Family Office Exchange
Chicago, IL

May
Speaker: “Identifying Household and Employee Risk”
Investor Spring Forum
Institute for Private Investors (IPI)
New York, NY

August
Speaker: Rookie Camp Player Transition
National Basketball Association (NBA)
New York, NY

2008

March
Speaker: Chubb UHNW Client Educational Series
Las Vegas, NV

March
Speaker: Chubb UHNW Client Educational Series
Denver, CO

April
Speaker: Chubb UHNW Client Educational Series
Chicago, IL

Billionaire Client # 2

May
Speaker: Chubb UHNW Client Educational Series
Chicago, IL

May
Speaker: Chubb UHNW Client Educational Series
Whitehouse Station, NJ

June
Speaker: Chubb UHNW Client Educational Series
White Plains, NY

June
“Who’s on Your Client’s Payroll?”
Financial Advisor Magazine

 

July
Speaker: Chubb UHNW Client Educational Series
Tampa, FL

September
Speaker: Chubb UHNW Client Educational Series
Minneapolis, MN

September
Speaker: Chubb UHNW Client Educational Series
Long Island, NY

September
Speaker: Ninth Annual LIDO Family Office Wealth Conference
Laguna Beach, CA

September
Speaker: Chubb UHNW Client Educational Series
San Francisco, CA

October
Speaker: Chubb UHNW Client Educational Series
Los Angeles, CA

2007

June
“A Good Man is Hard To Find”
Private Wealth Magazine

June
White Paper: “The Domestic Staffing Cycle: From Hiring to Firing”
HUB International Personal Insurance

First Billionaire Client

2006

April
Speaker: “Expert Care for the Affluent Historic Home”
Caldrea Institute
Minneapolis, MN

2005

March
Company Founded


Testimonials

Testimonials

Hannah

"Teresa stepped in to help us with an uncomfortable child care hire and managed the employee's exit. Teresa hired a perfect Educator Nanny for our growing family who happily travels with us all over the world. Teresa has my family's highest recommendation."

Racine

COO Family Office, Boston, Massachusetts
“Teresa helped us settle a situation with property employees and back wages owed. This was successfully resolved and we retained our employees!Teresa is best at resolving delicate problems with staff. Highly recommend her firm and services.”

William and Suzanna

Austin, Texas
“After my mother's debilitating stroke and my dad lost the car, we had no clue how to manage our parents care options. Teresa listened to our heartache, made sense of all the chaos, and provided quick solutions we were happy with. Very grateful for this wonderful service.”

Holland and Abbie

"Our family is huge with a never-ending list of projects. Teresa can quickly get to the heart of an issue. She provided us with life-changing insights into staff and vendor relationships that were truly enlightening! We respect her guidance and recommend her to our friends and colleagues."

Daniel

SFO Memphis, Tennessee
“Teresa really understands the needs of our families. Over the last four to five years, Teresa has helped us successfully hire six new staff members for our office and properties. Teresa's ability to match candidates to our culture, personality, and skill requirements is remarkably accurate. We have had zero turnover since working with her firm. I would recommend her service to all family offices.“

Sam

Boca Raton, Florida
“New houses, cars, crazy life—I needed help putting it all together. Management of people and projects ain't my thing. Teresa made it easy for me, and I can’t say enough good words about her. She is the best.”

Rob

"I hired Teresa to help me with my 93-year-old mother. Teresa was able to get me through finding the right care for her and then hiring staff for my own homes. I cannot say enough kind words to express my appreciation for Teresa's excellent service and care for my mother."

Betsy

"We have worked successfully with Teresa Leigh since early 2018. She is the expert advisor we needed on our team. She is amazing—recommend highly."

Elizabeth

Fort Worth, Texas
“I trust all my household property issues to Teresa. She is a gem to work with. Teresa listens and gives me a new way to communicate. It has been very effective, and my staff seems happier than ever. We've been working together for over 12 years. I highly recommend her service.”

Martha

SFO Charleston, South Carolina
“Teresa is one of the most authentic people I have ever met. Her counsel is honest, straightforward, and exceptionally insightful. Teresa comes highly endorsed by our entire team.”

Sarah

Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Montecito, California
“My husband and I were referred to Teresa by our wealth advisor. We have a remote property with house and farm helpers. Since we hired Teresa in 2014, the turnover has stopped. We love working with her!”

Raymond

"This firm is my first call for all things home and life. Teresa is exceptional at making sense of employee relationships. I'll be the first one to make a referral."

Michelle

"Teresa provides a one-of-a-kind service to family offices and the families we serve. A unique mix of expert, counselor, advisor, coach and service provider. All of us think the world of her and her team; would highly recommend."

Colin

New York, New York & Dublin, Ireland
“Teresa's advisory service is my favorite—hands down the best. They manage everything and make it look easy.”

Bob

Lexington, Kentucky, Birmingham, Michigan
“Teresa has helped me more than she will ever know. I will be the first to admit I am not savvy when it comes to hiring and managing people. We have had great success with a number of projects. Excellent service. I refer this firm to all my friends.”

Shawn

Raleigh, North Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
“Whenever I have a concern or I am not 100% sure of what to do, I just run it by Teresa. After nine years and three houses, she knows me very well. This is the company to contact for property and staff expertise.”

Sofia

"Teresa helped us get organized after we sold our company. We purchased a large working ranch, a beach house, and a tree house. Teresa managed all of our hires and payroll. Her team created a preferred vendors' list for each location and made a brilliant introduction to a celebrity horse trainer. This firm is truly best in class."

Birgit

Nashville, Tennessee
“My family office recommended Teresa. We have worked together on projects over the last 12 years. We value her advice. She is super chill to talk with. It’s a little like therapy, a pep talk, and problem solving all put together. I thoroughly enjoy our time together and look forward to our next Zoom call.”

Stevie

Venice Beach, California
“I’ve successfully worked with Teresa for many years. She is a great listener and her counsel is always on target. I really enjoy working with her."

Annette

"We are so grateful for Teresa; having her as our advisor over the past few years has been a true gift and an amazing asset to our family office. Her years of knowledge and hands-on experience have assisted us greatly in the efficiency of our household staff and private estate management. We immediately developed a great rapport and partnership, and it’s only strengthened over the years. No matter the issue and/or concern, Teresa Leigh is always our first call and the expert on helping resolve the problem."

Dylan

"I love when people exceed my expectations. Teresa does this in spades. We have been working together for five years plus. She is always there when I need the best insight and guidance. Best advisor I ever hired."

Pilar

Seattle, Washington
“My husband and I were referred by a dear friend. We were struggling to care for my aging parents while dealing with renovation projects and were positive more than one vendor was double dipping on billing. Teresa and her team prioritized a project list and solved the problems. We even received a refund from a vendor. Thank God for Teresa.”

Dianna

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Greenwich, Connecticut, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
“I am so thankful for Teresa's counsel. Her guidance on our projects was and is fantastic. She has a ‘spidey sense’ that is marvelously accurate. We would recommend Teresa to anyone seeking an honest form of expertise and empathy.”

Stewart

"I would recommend Teresa to everyone dealing with problematic household or property vendors. She is the best there is on these matters."

Abigale

Richmond, Virginia, Fort Worth, Texas, Cumberland, Maine
“Teresa is our advisor and guidepost, providing practical solutions for our family office staff and vendors. She is a master at navigating important relationships. My family and I highly recommend this firm—very easy to work with.”

Richard

Ann Arbor, Michigan
“Great firm. We had just acquired a large property out of state and needed help with all kinds of things. Teresa's counsel was dead on and gave us immediate direction for next steps. We have continued to engage services for over 10 years.”

Anna

Long Island, New York
“Teresa is such a blessing to me and my late husband. I call on her for household property things, house staff, or if we need a local vendor. My family office hired Teresa as an advisor for other family members. I would definitely refer her company.”

Maureen

"Hiring Teresa's firm in 2016 was the best decision I ever made for our family office. Teresa is fantastic. We would recommend her firm to every family or family office."

Robert

CFO Family Office, Atlanta, Georgia
"Our family office hit the jackpot when we hired Teresa's firm. I would wholeheartedly recommend this firm."

Baneeta

"My husband and I are really low-key people but we love, love big houses. Fast forward two houses and a vacation condo later, and I didn't know it took so much of my day to be dealing with service vendors and scheduling their appointments. Teresa helped me understand either I am doing it or I need to hire someone to help me. We hired the staff she suggested, and we live a better life for it. Teresa is fabulous!"

Testimonials are direct quotes from our clients, however their likeness and names are confidential


Testimonials

Antonio

"I am grateful every day for the wonderful help Ms. Leigh has brought into my life. She has helped me to hire a bookkeeper, a personal assistant, a nanny for my daughter and made organization of all my life. I am blessed beyond words to know her and to recommend her magnificent skills."

Anna

Matriarch of SFO, Cincinnati, Ohio
“Teresa has worked for me and my family office for over 11 years. We first hired her to help us resolve a rather unfortunate staff termination. It was mission accomplished in quick time minus the drama. Teresa is one of the family and knows us so well. My family and I would with great honor recommend her service.”

Edward

Princeton, New Jersey
“Teresa offers us a safe place to talk through a variety of topics. We call her for insight, candor, and problem solving. My brother and I highly recommend Teresa. You’ll be in good hands.”

Alana

Big Sky-Bozeman, Montana, Portland, Oregon
“I love working with Teresa and her team, a highly professional group. We have been working with Teresa 11 years plus and would highly recommend their service.”

Elizabeth

Fort Worth, Texas
“I trust all my household property issues to Teresa. She is a gem to work with. Teresa listens and gives me a new way to communicate. It has been very effective, and my staff seems happier than ever. We've been working together for over 12 years. I highly recommend her service.”

Martha

SFO Charleston, South Carolina
“Teresa is one of the most authentic people I have ever met. Her counsel is honest, straightforward, and exceptionally insightful. Teresa comes highly endorsed by our entire team.”

Dorena

St. Augustine, Florida, Brooklyn, New York
“This is the best advisory service. Teresa is there when I need her, listening, lowering the stress level, so I can focus on creating a peaceful household for my family.”

Sofia

"Teresa helped us get organized after we sold our company. We purchased a large working ranch, a beach house, and a tree house. Teresa managed all of our hires and payroll. Her team created a preferred vendors' list for each location and made a brilliant introduction to a celebrity horse trainer. This firm is truly best in class."

Dianna

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Greenwich, Connecticut, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
“I am so thankful for Teresa's counsel. Her guidance on our projects was and is fantastic. She has a ‘spidey sense’ that is marvelously accurate. We would recommend Teresa to anyone seeking an honest form of expertise and empathy.”

Andre

Atlanta, Georgia
“Teresa is so easy and chill to talk with. She makes life easier for me and my kids. I would offer a recommendation of her advisory service to every family."

Bob

Lexington, Kentucky, Birmingham, Michigan
“Teresa has helped me more than she will ever know. I will be the first to admit I am not savvy when it comes to hiring and managing people. We have had great success with a number of projects. Excellent service. I refer this firm to all my friends.”

Anna

Long Island, New York
“Teresa is such a blessing to me and my late husband. I call on her for household property things, house staff, or if we need a local vendor. My family office hired Teresa as an advisor for other family members. I would definitely refer her company.”

Jun

Providence, Rhode Island
“My mom said contact Ms. Leigh to help with my new house problems. I am very glad to work with her. Teresa is always willing to listen and guide me to make the good decisions. I have saved a lot of money and hired good employees with her helping us. My dad in California also uses Ms. Leigh’s company; it is the very best. 감사합니다 Thank you."

Pilar

Seattle, Washington
“My husband and I were referred by a dear friend. We were struggling to care for my aging parents while dealing with renovation projects and were positive more than one vendor was double dipping on billing. Teresa and her team prioritized a project list and solved the problems. We even received a refund from a vendor. Thank God for Teresa.”

Racine

COO Family Office, Boston, Massachusetts
“Teresa helped us settle a situation with property employees and back wages owed. This was successfully resolved and we retained our employees!Teresa is best at resolving delicate problems with staff. Highly recommend her firm and services.”

Maureen

"Hiring Teresa's firm in 2016 was the best decision I ever made for our family office. Teresa is fantastic. We would recommend her firm to every family or family office."

Michelle

"Teresa provides a one-of-a-kind service to family offices and the families we serve. A unique mix of expert, counselor, advisor, coach and service provider. All of us think the world of her and her team; would highly recommend."

Birgit

Nashville, Tennessee
“My family office recommended Teresa. We have worked together on projects over the last 12 years. We value her advice. She is super chill to talk with. It’s a little like therapy, a pep talk, and problem solving all put together. I thoroughly enjoy our time together and look forward to our next Zoom call.”

Robert

CFO Family Office, Atlanta, Georgia
"Our family office hit the jackpot when we hired Teresa's firm. I would wholeheartedly recommend this firm."

Bradley

San Francisco, California, Seattle, Washington
“Hands down the best advisor I have ever hired. They have helped me and my husband for over 11 years. Teresa and her team are truly unique in their ability to expedite flawlessly all the projects I send them. Teresa Leigh is my go-to advisor for home, vendors, and employees.”

Beatrice

SFO Mountain View, California
“Teresa Leigh is one of the best advisors our office has ever hired. Her counsel is incredibly helpful and offers us a new perspective. Our family office has five high-profile families with multiple homes all over the world. Our team would strongly endorse Teresa’s expertise.”

Sam

Boca Raton, Florida
“New houses, cars, crazy life—I needed help putting it all together. Management of people and projects ain't my thing. Teresa made it easy for me, and I can’t say enough good words about her. She is the best.”

Susan

Portland Oregon, Reno, Nevada
“My word, where do I begin? Teresa has worked as an advisor for our family for over 15 years. She is wonderful at listening and understanding my problems; sometimes I can’t even vocalize them myself. An emotional issue we dealt with recently—my mom was doing great at the age of 81 and then she wasn’t. Teresa helped us to hire a full-time care team and communicated all the details with our family office. I thank God every day for her being in our lives.”

William and Suzanna

Austin, Texas
“After my mother's debilitating stroke and my dad lost the car, we had no clue how to manage our parents care options. Teresa listened to our heartache, made sense of all the chaos, and provided quick solutions we were happy with. Very grateful for this wonderful service.”

Abigale

Richmond, Virginia, Fort Worth, Texas, Cumberland, Maine
“Teresa is our advisor and guidepost, providing practical solutions for our family office staff and vendors. She is a master at navigating important relationships. My family and I highly recommend this firm—very easy to work with.”

Holland and Abbie

"Our family is huge with a never-ending list of projects. Teresa can quickly get to the heart of an issue. She provided us with life-changing insights into staff and vendor relationships that were truly enlightening! We respect her guidance and recommend her to our friends and colleagues."

Sarah

Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Montecito, California
“My husband and I were referred to Teresa by our wealth advisor. We have a remote property with house and farm helpers. Since we hired Teresa in 2014, the turnover has stopped. We love working with her!”

Lance

Salt Lake City, Utah Quebec, Canada, Boston, Massachusetts
“I hired Teresa Leigh's firm for advisory, staff management, and human resources. Teresa has incredible insight and understanding of our long-term goals. Simply put, a must have advisory firm."

Stevie

Venice Beach, California
“I’ve successfully worked with Teresa for many years. She is a great listener and her counsel is always on target. I really enjoy working with her."

Emily

Lakeland, Colorado
“I am a new mom of twin boys and one 10-year-old with special needs. Teresa is the wonder woman advisor in my life. She managed all the details so we could hire long-term helpers. I have Teresa on speed dial.”

Testimonials are direct quotes from our clients, however their likeness and names are confidential


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