Simon Beck

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Simon Beck is a partner and Chair of the North America Wealth Management Group at Baker McKenzie. As an international tax and trust lawyer with vast experience working in the world's trust and financial centers, he practices in the Firm’s New York and Miami offices.

Simon focuses his practice on international tax and trust planning, as well as US federal and international securities and banking regulations. He advises the world's wealthiest families, global institutions, family offices and trust companies, and is a recognized leader in the use of Private Trust Companies.

Simon has also practiced in London, Monte Carlo and Madrid, and was Head of Legal, Compliance and Trust & Fiduciary Services for Coutts, one of the world’s leading private banking institutions, prior to joining Baker McKenzie.

Simon was honored with the Society of Trust and Estate Planners (STEP) 2012 Founder’s Award for outstanding achievement, a recognition awarded each year to eight -10 members selected from STEP’s 18,000 members worldwide. He is also recognized in Chambers Global and Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Trusts and Estates Practitioners and has been consistently recognized as a top international wealth adviser in Citywealth’s Leaders List (formerly the “Top 100”).

Simon lectures regularly on trust, financial service and compliance issues at global wealth management and international trust and estate planning conferences around the world.

He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Law Society of England & Wales, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA).

Educated in England, he earned his LL.B. with Honors from the University of Bristol and the College of Law, where he passed the Solicitors Professional examinations with Honors, and was admitted to practice in England and Wales in 1990. He was also admitted to practice in New York in 2003.