Michael Neff

Managing Director for Bermuda and International Wealth  |  Butterfield Trust
JURISDICTION

Bermuda

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Financial Advisory

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Asset management, wealth management and financial risk management.

Enhanced Q&A

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

Getting Butterfield through COVID. We actually received a Global Finance Outstanding Crisis Leadership award for our community outreach and management of the business during the pandemic.

How did you get into private client?

I began my career at Chemical Bank in their Private Banking Group… and the rest is history.

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

Focus on emerging trends, particularly ESG and NextGen.

What is your favourite quote?

“You have nothing to fear except fear itself,” Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

I’ve won five national championships in sailing. I also know how to run a dairy farm (it’s in the family!)

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

Ascot’s in Bermuda.