"He is a brilliant individual," praises a client source, explaining: "He has an unbelievably sharp legal mind and great business acumen. He has a great bedside manner and he is wonderful to work with. He listens to us, gives us great advice and explains so that we understand. He would be the number one on the list in the state for who I would recommend."
Chambers USA 2017
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 (2016-2018) and is also recognized as the only Texas attorney represented in Private Wealth: Central Region for Chambers High Net Worth (2016-2018). He is also listed in Best Lawyers in America (2007-2018, Woodward White, Inc.) and Texas Super Lawyers (2004-2018, Thomson Reuters). Chambers High Net Worth (2018) quoted one of Mr. Dyer's clients saying that "he is ‘brilliant, caring and very diligent in serving a demanding person such as me!’ adding that he is ‘smart and eager to help.’”
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.