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August 08, 2011
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leader in providing effective and creative personal, financial, charitable, and tax planning services to individual clients, closely-held family companies and charitable organizations, is pleased to announce that Dean C. Berry has joined the firm as Special Counsel in the Private Client Department.
Mr. Berry is recognized as a leading counselor to individuals on complex U.S. and international estate and tax planning matters. His skills will add to the already substantial expertise of the Private Client Department in this area. He stated: “Cadwalader has a Private Client practice second to none, with talented lawyers at the forefront of the industry and an impressive group of important clients. I am delighted to be joining the team and look forward to working closely with my new colleagues.”
Robert C. Lawrence, III, Chairman of the firm’s Private Client Department, stated: “Dean’s arrival provides our Department with additional strength and expertise. This will enable us to expand our ability to serve our clients across a wide range of domestic and cross-border estate and tax matters. We hold Dean in the highest regard and are privileged he has chosen to join our firm.”
Mr. Berry is a member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP), 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 a member of Phi Beta Kappa, 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.