Davidson Gordon has practiced in the area of trusts and estates for over 30 years both in New York and England, particularly involving international trusts and estates law (tax and estate planning). Davidson attended Fettes College, a high school in Edinburgh, Scotland, his home country (Fettes also produced a young fellow called Tony Blair).
Davidson qualified as an English solicitor in Birmingham, England, after obtaining his bachelor's and master's degrees (both in law) at the University of Birmingham. Moving to Philadelphia for a master's degree in law (tax subjects only!) from the University of Pennsylvania, he worked for over a year at an international law firm in New York City, and then returned to London, England, for a five-year stint with Freshfields, solicitors to the Bank of England and some English nobility.
After a period of working daylight hours only (Heath takes on the Miners Union and loses), Davidson returned to the same New York firm in 1978, moving into the corporate world in 1982 for a 14-year spell running an offshore trust business.
In 1997, he joined Hughes and Whitaker. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association (former vice chair, international estate planning), the ABA, Law Society of England and Wales, and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Davidson lives in Rye, NY. A widower and the father of four (all out of college), he participates in local community activities and plays golf...sort of.