Dean C. Berry

Phone212 504 6944

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Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • Private Wealth
  • Institutional Planning
 
University Harvard College, A.B., magna cum laude, 1979; Harvard University, A.M., 1979
 
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1982; New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1990
 
Admitted1983, New York
 
Biography

Dean Berry, Chair of the firm's Private Client Group, counsels clients on developing and implementing tax-efficient strategies for the management and transfer of private wealth, with a focus on complex U.S. and international trust and estate planning. He frequently works with attorneys, accountants, investment advisers and fiduciaries within and outside the U.S. to provide coordinated advice to clients having contacts with more than one country.

In his estate planning practice, Dean advises U.S. and foreign clients on the U.S. personal income, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax laws. Planning often includes the preparation of wills and the establishment of structures utilizing trusts, partnerships, limited liability companies and insurance. Representative clients include individuals with family connections to multiple jurisdictions, individuals married to non-U.S. citizen spouses, U.S. beneficiaries of foreign trusts, U.S. shareholders of foreign corporations and foreign persons owning U.S. assets. When necessary, he represents clients in tax audits, appeals and litigation. In the area of estate and trust administration, he advises fiduciaries and beneficiaries with respect to probate, the prudent investor standard for investments, fiduciary accountings, controversies, and related court proceedings.

Dean also advises and assists philanthropic donors in making charitable gifts through private foundations, donor-advised funds, and charitable split-interest trusts, and advises charitable organizations on corporate and tax matters.

Dean is a member of the American Bar Association (Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law) and the New York State Bar Association (Trusts and Estates Section). He received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College, where he was selected for Phi Beta Kappa in his Junior year, an A.M. in History from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law.

News & Resources

NEWS

News Releases

Cadwalader Names Five to Partnership

Dec 19, 2012

Leading Private Client Attorney Dean Berry Joins Cadwalader

Aug 08, 2011

RESOURCES

Clients & Friends Memos

FATCA May Open a Pandora's Box of Civil and Criminal Tax Liability for U.S. Persons Who Have Not Timely Paid Their U.S. Taxes or Filed Returns-Now Is a Critical Time to Consider Voluntary Disclosure

Oct 22, 2012

Articles

U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act: New Reporting Obligations on Foreign Financial Institutions about U.S. Individuals' Accounts, Investments

Feb 01, 2013

FATCA May Open Pandora's Box of Civil, Criminal Tax Liability; Now Is a Critical Time to Consider Voluntary Disclosure

Dec 04, 2012

Events

The 23rd Annual International Trust & Tax Planning Summit

Sep 30, 2014

PLI's International Estate and Tax Planning 2014 Conference

Apr 22, 2014

Legal Week - Private Client Legal Forum Americas Conference

Feb 05, 2014

International Tax And Trust Congress

Mar 12, 2013

Private Client Forum Americas 2013

Jan 30, 2013

47th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning

Jan 14, 2013

Private Client Forum

Nov 15, 2012

Effective Trust & Estate Planning

Jul 19, 2012

International Tax and Trust Congress 2012

Mar 21, 2012

 
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Dean C. Berry


New YorkNY 10281-0006




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