Overview

Kevin Coventon is a partner who leads a national team of attorneys, fiduciary accountants and paralegals who advocate on behalf of nonprofit organizations as beneficiaries of matured bequests.

As a Certified Public Accountant and attorney, Mr. Coventon follows donor intent by reducing administration fees, maximizing gift value and expediting distributions. Leveraging off of Holland & Knight's national footprint and technology, all probate and trust administration matters are managed in a paperless environment, with client access to working files.

Based in Atlanta, Mr. Coventon focuses on work that canvasses America's entire nonprofit sector, including charitable, medical, religious and educational organizations. His work also produces hundreds of productive fundraising and planned giving prospects.

Mr. Coventon has significant trial experience, primarily addressing lack of capacity and undue influence cases at the state and federal court levels. He also has presented numerous oral arguments before the California Court of Appeals and the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. When necessary, Mr. Coventon will litigate to address excessive trustee fees and recover embezzled or misappropriated assets.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Coventon worked for three years as an audit and tax specialist for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

In addition, Mr. Coventon is a frequent speaker and panelist on trust and estate issues and has had articles published by The Chronicle of Philanthropy and The NonProfit Times. Recent speaking engagements include presentations at the American Council on Gift Annuities, Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and Association of Corporate Counsel.

Mr. Coventon performs pro bono work nationally through the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation. In the community, he is a servant leader at Legacy Christian Church in Senoia, Ga., and volunteers for numerous charitable organizations. Mr. Coventon is married and has two children. His interests include domestic and international travel, which usually includes a round of golf.

Credentials

Education
  • Rutgers Law School, J.D.
  • Pepperdine University, B.S., Accounting, cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
  • Georgia
Honors & Awards
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE), 2013 
  • Holland & Knight Public and Charitable Service All-Star, 2014

Speaking Engagements

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