Wick Phillips Fort Worth partner Daniel McCarthy focuses on tax and business planning law
Daniel H. McCarthy


100 Throckmorton Street,
Suite 500
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
  • 817.710.1012 Phone
  • 817.332.7789 Facsimile

Daniel McCarthy works with closely-held businesses and their owners to devise business structures to minimize income and estate tax, facilitate effective business succession plans, and protect assets. He advises individuals and businesses in Texas and around the United States in industries including energy, real estate, retail, professional services, healthcare, and manufacturing. Dan is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Tax Law and Estate Planning & Probate, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

For entrepreneurs who have built considerable wealth over the course of their lives, succession and estate planning can be complicated issues. Dan excels in analyzing multi-faceted business matters, distilling the surrounding legal complexities into understandable concepts so his clients can take action with clear options before them. He works with high net-worth individuals to determine how they can provide for their families in a thoughtful and equitable manner, determining how to defer and eliminate income tax, minimize estate taxes, and facilitate charitable gifts in a tax efficient manner.

Dan is highly experienced at managing matters with multiple stakeholders, particularly within a family setting, with a goal of managing existing relationships and minimizing the potential for family conflict in the future. He counsels clients to take considered measures, balancing financial considerations with a view to preserve their legacy and family harmony for future generations.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Chairman, Business Planning Group, American Bar Association Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Past Chairman, Estate and Gift Tax Committee, State Bar of Texas Tax Section
  • Past President, Tarrant County Tax and Estate Planning Section
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly (2012-2016)
  • Past President of the Board of Directors of Imagination Celebration
  • Past Board Member of Ladder Alliance
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Corporate and Business Planning
  • University of Illinois (B.S. Accounting, 1991)
  • DePaul University College of Law (J.D., 1995)
  • Expert in
    Tax and Business
  • Board certified in
    Tax Law and Estate
    Planning & Probate
  • Chairman of
    Business Investment
    Entities Committee
  • A Certified
    Public Accountant
  • Member of the
    Texas State Bar and
    American Bar Association