Private Client Partner Daniel Hatten Joins McDermott’s New York Office - McDermott Will & Emery

Private Client Partner Daniel Hatten Joins McDermott’s New York Office


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery announced Daniel Hatten has joined the Firm’s Private Client practice as a partner based in New York. Dan specializes in a range of estate and wealth planning and fiduciary litigation matters.

“Dan is a seasoned private client lawyer, with strong experience in a variety of areas important to our clients,” William J. Butler, global head of McDermott’s private client practice said. “We’re excited to continue to build out the next generation of private client practice leadership in key jurisdictions and Dan’s experience makes him well-suited for this in New York.”

Dan focuses his practice on private client matters, advising clients on a range of estate and wealth planning transactions, including the preparation of estate planning documents, lifetime gifting, multigenerational planning, estate administration and fiduciary litigations.

“The Private Client team at McDermott has a stellar reputation – one which drew me to the Firm,” Dan said. “I’m honored to join this exciting team and collaborate with my new colleagues to provide any and all necessary support to our clients.”

Dan also assists clients on issues relating to their retirement plans, charitable giving, change of domicile and life insurance, including split-dollar life insurance. He works with clients in a range of industries, including insiders of public companies, hedge fund managers, private equity principals, real estate developers, entrepreneurs, art dealers and art collectors, and helps clients navigate issues specific to their assets and situations.

Dan handles complex fiduciary litigation matters and disputes with the IRS. He has helped clients to obtain favorable private letter rulings from the IRS and navigate estate tax audits initiated by the IRS. He has been involved in all aspects of fiduciary litigation proceedings, including briefings in Surrogate’s Court proceedings, appeals and settlement negotiations of interfamily disputes.

Prior to joining the Firm, Dan was at Proskauer Rose LLP. He received his BA from Boston University, his JD from Columbia Law School and his LL.M. from New York University.

McDermott’s Private Client Practice represents high-net-worth individuals, families and closely held businesses with an extraordinary focus on the client’s specific, unique objectives. The team of more than 110 lawyers is continually recognized as the top private client practice in the US and among the top practices worldwide. In 2021, McDermott’s Private Client practice was awarded the only national Band 1 ranking for Private Wealth Law in the US by Chambers High Net Worth, a guide dedicated to the global private wealth market.

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