Simon Beck is a partner and chair of the North America Wealth Management Group at Baker McKenzie's New York office. Simon is an international tax and trust lawyer with vast experience working in the world's trust and financial centers. He has also practiced in Miami, 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 lectures regularly on trust, financial service and compliance issues at global wealth management and international trust and estate planning conferences around the world. 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.