Donald T. Rave, Sr. (1928-2021)

Donald T. Rave Sr. was the founding member of the firm.  After graduating from Queens College in 1950, he entered the life insurance field with the Equitable Life Assurance Society.  After a short interruption for military service with the Unites States Marine Corps, he pursued the study of law at New York University School of Law, from which he graduated in 1956.

He joined Mutual of New York in 1956 as a consulting attorney and was one of the founders of its Advanced Underwriting Division.  During his thirty year career with that company he was elected President of MONY America, the life insurance subsidiary.

In 1986 Mr. Rave established a law firm which he positioned to address the needs of business and estate owners in the Greater New York community. 

Mr. Rave has authored articles for the Journal of the American college of Life Underwriters, the Journal of Taxation and the Life Insurance Management Research Association.  He was also a reference source for the New York Law Journal for current estate planning topics.

    American Bar Association: Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
    New York Practicing Law Institute: Faculty Member since 1978

Resident of the Village of Muttontown where he served as Chairman of the Site and Architectural Review Board

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