+1 212 504 6944

Dean Berry

Partner, Head of Private Client  |  Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (NY)

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Residency and domiciliation
Tax

Q&A

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

Appearing in English court as an expert witness for the court in relation to US estate tax in the matter of Sir Owen George Glenn v. Eric John Watson. I was selected by Toby Graham of Farrer & Co. The project involved preparation of an expert report, "hot tubbing" with Anne O'Brien of Caplin & Drysdale to produce a joint expert report, and defending my report from the witness box on one of the hottest days of 2017 (the barristers were permitted to shed their robes).

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

Join a top firm to get first class training and the opportunity to work on challenging matters.
Become an expert on relevant new developments (without being asked).
Cultivate relationships with your peers at other firms.

What is your favourite quote?

"Anyone who drives slower than me is an idiot, and anyone who drives faster is a maniac," inspired by George Carlin.