Daniel Hatten - McDermott Will & Emery


Daniel Hatten 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.

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.


New York University School of Law, LL.M. Taxation, 2017
Columbia Law School, JD, James Kent Scholar, 2014
Boston University, BA, cum laude, 2011

New Jersey
New York