Stephen Dyer is widely admired for his work with a range of high net worth clients in estate and succession planning matters and regularly advises family businesses and closely-held enterprises. “He is one of the most technically competent estate planning attorneys in this area and also carries a good bedside manner in how he communicates information."
Chambers USA 2020
Stephen Dyer is the chair of the private clients section of the tax department at Baker Botts. His practice emphasizes estate and business planning for extraordinarily high net worth individuals (many of whom have family-owned businesses) and representation of fiduciaries and beneficiaries in estate and trust administration. The principal focus of his practice is the design, implementation and defense of advanced asset transfer and business succession strategies. He also advises clients in divorce cases (along with lead divorce counsel) when substantial trusts and family entities are involved.
Mr. Dyer is widely recognized for his work representing clients in Texas and throughout the country in transfers of hard-to-value assets, family limited partnerships, business valuation issues and family business succession planning.
Mr. Dyer is ranked as Band 1 in Texas: Private Wealth Law for Chambers High Net Worth (2016-2020) and is also recognized as the only Texas attorney represented in Private Wealth: Central Region for Chambers High Net Worth (2016-2020). He is also listed in Best Lawyers in America (2007-2019, Woodward White, Inc.) and Texas Super Lawyers (2004-2019, Thomson Reuters). Chambers High Net Worth (2020) quoted an interviewee saying that "he is wicked smart."
Mr. Dyer's educational background was focused on business and finance. Before becoming an attorney, he worked as an investment banker in mergers and acquisitions for Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc.