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Perrin W. Clark Partner Direct dial: 713-980-7716 Email Perrin pclark@ydklaw.com V-Card 3555 Timmons Lane
Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77027
Fax : 713-980-7799
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Perrin's practice includes representing individuals, fiduciaries, and closely-held businesses in a broad range of matters, such as domestic and international estate and trust planning, estate and trust administration, including probate and contested matters, charitable planning, and business structuring, governance and succession. Perrin has extensive experience representing high net worth individuals and their families in connection with personal wealth planning, as well as representing individual and corporate fiduciaries and beneficiaries in connection with the administration of complex estates and trusts.

Prior to joining Ytterberg Deery Knull, Perrin served as an Executive Director and trust counsel for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC in New York, regularly advising Morgan Stanley and its affiliates on fiduciary and related matters. Perrin began his legal career with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, where he was an associate attorney.

CREDENTIALS

  • Admitted to Bar, Texas, 2011

  • Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, New York, 2007-2011

  • Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York, 2000-2007

  • Admitted to Bar, New York, 2001

  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 2000

  • Officer, United States Army, 1993-1997

  • Princeton University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1993

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & ACTIVITIES

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
    • Probate,Trusts and Estates Section
  • Houston Estate and Financial Forum
  • Houston Wealth Advisors Forum
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Editor-in-Chief, Virginia Journal of International Law
  • Sigma Xi

SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-Author, "Gifts of Interest in Art after Estate of Elkins," Sotheby's Trusts & Estates Bulletin, Winter/Spring 2015
  • Speaker, "Estate Planning 2014," Houston, Texas, 2014
  • Presenter, "Planning for Flexible Trusts," Houston, Texas, 2012