Stephen T. Dyer

Section Chair - Private Clients (Houston) Partner

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Stephen Dyer is an esteemed estate planning attorney who centers his practice on guiding clients through asset transfer and business succession strategies. A market insider speaks highly of Dyer: "He is a very strong planner, one of the best I've worked with."

Chambers High Net Worth 2023

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 (2016-2023) and is also recognized in Private Wealth: Central Region for Chambers High Net Worth (2016-2023). He is also listed in Best Lawyers in America (2007-2023, Woodward White, Inc.) and Texas Super Lawyers (2004-2023, Thomson Reuters). Chambers High Net Worth (2023) quoted a market commentator saying that he is “very responsive” and “the best in the business.”

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.

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