Daniel Lindley

Fiduciary Practice Executive, Global Family & Private Investment Offices  |  Northern Trust
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (DE)

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

U.S. estate planning
Special purpose fiduciary planning
Private trust companies

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Family Office

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Helping a billionaire family office client launch a private trust company with support services from Northern Trust (data aggregation and reporting, fiduciary consulting)

How did you get into private client?

It was quite by accident. I was in private law practice when the Vice Chairman of U.S. Trust Company asked me to consider joining its brand new Delaware affiliate. The rest is history.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Acquire a passion for lifelong learning.

What is your favourite quote?

“The rich are different from you and me.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1926. “Yes, they have more money.” Ernest Hemingway, 1936.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Bicycling, gardening, collecting Cyrus Field ephemera

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

Gramercy Tavern, NYC