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Beverly Fanger Chase
Senior Counsel
Beverly Fanger Chase, senior counsel in Davis Polk’s Trusts and Estates Department and the Executive Compensation Group, advises businesses, boards of directors and individual clients on executive employment, executive compensation and related governance matters and on trust, estate and charitable planning matters.


Ms. Chase is recognized as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Of Note

Current Memberships
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, New York City Bar
Past Memberships
  • Served on the Executive Committee of Tax Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Committee on Estates and Trusts of Tax Section, New York State Bar Association, 1990-1991
  • Member, Committee on Trusts, Estates, and Surrogate's Courts, New York City Bar, 1987-1990; 1999-2001

Professional History

  • Senior Counsel, 2010-present
  • Partner, 1985-2010
  • Associate, 1976-1985
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Kevin Thomas Duffy, U.S. District Court, S.D. New York, 1974-1976


  • 450 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY
    P: +1 212 450 4383
    F: +1 212 701 5383

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. New York
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • A.B., Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges, 1970
    • magna cum laude
  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1974
    • cum laude
    • Articles Editor, Law Review