Dean Berry

Partner  |  Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

United States


Relocation and Cross-Border Advisory

Trusts: Planning

Tax Advisory

Office Location

United States

Professional Biography

Dean Berry is head of the Private Client Department at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in New York. He specializes in complex international trust and estate planning for U.S. and non-U.S. high net worth individuals and family groups. He works with clients to develop effective and tax-efficient strategies for the preservation, governance and transfer of private wealth, using vehicles such as trusts, private companies, partnerships and foundations. He also represents professional fiduciaries, philanthropic donors and non-profit charitable organizations. He lectures at seminars and conferences around the world, and is a member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law.

What is your favorite restaurant to take a client or colleague to?

Toss up between The Musket Room in Soho and Izakaya in the East Village

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Probably a piece of advice I didn't take.

What was your first job?

Making my own bed for a nickle a week (tax free). With inflation, that would now be about ... a quarter.

What is the book you recommend to everyone?

Usually the last good one I read, but for US readers: Evicted by Matthew Desmond - the rules really are stacked against the poor.

What changes do you expect to see in your practice over the next year?

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