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James R. Cogan, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Charitable Trusts and Foundations, Private Foundations, Surrogates Court Practice, Federal Estate and Gift Taxation, Fiduciary Law.

Background

Cogan, James Richard was born on January 31, 1928 in Jersey City. Son of Frank and Lillian (Blankley) Cogan.

Education

Yale University (Bachelor of Arts, 1950). Columbia Law School (Bachelor of Laws, 1953).

Career

Worked at Walter, Conston, Alexander & Green, P.C. (New York, NY) specializing in Charitable Trusts and Foundations, Private Foundations, Surrogates Court Practice, Federal Estate and Gift Taxation, Fiduciary Law. Admitted to the bar, 1954, New York. Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Member: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Member, Surrogate's Court Committee, 1964-1967, 1991-1994). American Bar Association. New York County Lawyers Association (Member, Surrogate's Court Committee, 1977-1983).

Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Fellow, American Bar Foundation.

Membership

Chairman board directors Grafton Village Cheese Company. Board directors American Friends of Plantin-Moretus Museum, Antwerp, Corporation for Relief of Widows and Children of Clergymen. Trustee Charlotte Palmer Phillips Foundation.

Chairman of the board of trustees Windham Foundation, Grafton, Vermont. Member choir school committee St. ThomasCh. With United States Army, 1946-1947.

Member American Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association, American College Trust and Estate Counsel, Association of Bar of City of New York, Salmagundi Artists Club, Yale Club.

Connections

Married Arrial Seelye, May 14, 1955. Children– Sarah, George, Julia.