New York City Phone Number: +1 212 471 1825
David S. Kovsky practices in the area of trusts and estates law, focusing on advising individuals and families on a full spectrum of complex estate planning matters, including wills, trusts, closely held businesses (limited liability companies, limited partnerships and business succession planning), tax-exempt organizations, estate, gift and generation skipping transfer tax planning, gift and estate tax return preparation, and multi-generational wealth transfer planning.
Mr. Kovsky's clients are business owners, executives and professionals in a broad array of private and public companies. He has experience representing clients involved in the real estate, technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, private equity and hedge funds, transportation and energy industries. He routinely advises clients with respect to pre-transaction gift and estate tax planning (including pre- and post-IPO planning), as well as transfers of carried interests and promotes.
In addition to working with individuals and families directly, Mr. Kovsky provides outside counsel services to single and multi-family offices. Through the representation of multiple generations, he takes a long view of wealth preservation and wealth transfer planning that incorporates each family's core set of values and helps them achieve their goals in a tax efficient way.
Mr. Kovsky is a graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law (LL.M., 2006), Tulane Law School (J.D., 2005) and the University of Michigan (B.A., 2002).
Areas of Practice
Private Client Services
Public & Private Companies
Real Estate Owners & Developers
Family Offices, Banks, & Trust Companies
- New York
- Temple University Beasley School of Law, LL.M. (Tax), 2006
- Tulane Law School, J.D., 2005
- University of Michigan, B.A., 2002
- Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2019-present
- Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC
- Partner, 2014-2019
- Chamberlain Hrdlicka
- Senior Counsel, 2012-2014
- Cozen O’Connor
- Associate, 2009-2012
- WolfBlock LLP
- Associate, 2006-2009
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- Probate and Trust Law Section
Philadelphia Estate Planning Council
Honors and Awards
- Listed in Philadelphia Super Lawyers, 2017-2020
Civic and Charitable Activities
Anti-Defamation League Glass Leadership Institute
- MS Society
- Leaders Circle