Term: 2014 —2017
Stephen Dyer is a partner and is the chair of the private clients section of the tax department at Baker Botts L.L.P. in Houston. Mr. Dyer is an estate planning specialist for very high net worth individuals emphasizing the design, implementation, and defense of tax-planned asset transfer and business succession strategies. He also advises beneficiaries and fiduciaries in complex trust and estate administrations.
Mr. Dyer holds three degrees from The University of Texas at Austin. He serves on the Development Board for UT Austin and is a member of the Chancellor’s Council for the UT System. Mr. Dyer earned his B.B.A. with highest honors in 1989 (majoring in the business honors program and finance). After working for two years in investment banking, he returned to UT and earned a J.D./M.B.A. in 1994, graduating from law school with honors as a member of the Chancellors and Order of the Coif.
Mr. Dyer’s civic involvement includes being a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and serving on the Board of Directors of Depelchin Children’s Center in Houston. He also serves on the advancement committee for The Kinkaid School in Houston and was president of Kinkaid’s alumni association for 2012-2013.
Mr. Dyer is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is a member of ACTEC’s business planning committee and estate and gift tax committee. He has been board certified in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2002. Mr. Dyer is a council member for the Probate, Trust, and Estates Section of the Houston Bar Association and is in the officer rotation, serving as treasurer for 2013-2014. He also is a member of the Houston Business and Estate Planning Council, the Houston Estate and Financial Forum, the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Dyer has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2007 and Texas Super Lawyers since 2004.