Richard B. Covey

Richard B. Covey

Senior Counsel

2 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
212-732-3200, Fax: 212-732-3232
covey@clm.comDownload Vcard

Practice Description

Mr. Covey has focused on Trusts and Estates planning matters for more than forty years. He has lectured and written widely in the field during the past thirty-five years. Mr. Covey has acted as special tax counsel to the American Bankers Association for more than twenty-five years. He is the originator, editor and primary author of Practical Drafting, the basic periodical for new ideas in the field, and also the author of The Marital Deduction and the Use of Formal Provisions. Mr. Covey received a Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Miami.


  • 1955 Missouri
  • 1958 New York


  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estates Counsel
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • B.A., 1950 Harvard University
  • LL.B., 1955 Columbia Law School

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