Bove, Alexander


Alexander A. Bove, Jr, an internationally known lecturer and author, is a principal in the Boston law firm of Bove & Langa, P.C. 

In 1998 he was admitted to practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.  For over 18 years, Mr Bove was an adjunct professor of law at Boston University Law School in the Graduate Tax Program where he taught Estate Planning and Advanced Estate Planning. 

He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and an academician of The International Academy of Estate & Trust Law.  He served as chair of the American Bar Association’s Asset Protection Planning Committee from 2002 through 2006. 

Mr Bove served as Editor in Chief and contributing author of the Asset Protection Journal, Panel Publishers Law Division, from its inception in 1999 through June 2002.  He is a contributing editor of Trusts & Estates magazine, and the Editor in Chief and a contributing author of the widely acclaimed Asset Protection Strategies, Volume I, (2002) and Volume II, (2005), published by The American Bar Association. 

Mr Bove has published hundreds of articles and several books on trusts and estates, asset protection planning, and related estate planning topics.  His articles have appeared in Estate Planning, Trusts & Estates Magazine, Trusts and Trustees, and Probate & Property, among other domestic and international legal periodicals.  His books include Joint Property, Simon & Schuster, and Nearly Free Tuition, Viking/Penguin.  His book, The Complete Book of Wills and Estates, was published by Holt & Co, and was a Macmillan Book Club selection.  Its successor, The Complete Book of Wills, Estates and Trusts, was released by Henry Holt & Co in 2000, and a third edition was published by Holt in 2005; there are now over 100,000 copies in print. 

Mr Bove’s numerous lectures include presentations at the Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, the annual meeting of the Association of Advanced Life Underwriters, the annual meeting of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the annual convention of the Million Dollar Round Table, the Top of the Table annual meeting, the annual meeting of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, the annual Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute, and a special convention on “The Developments of Trust Law World-Wide,” presented in Rome, Italy.