Grayson M.P. McCouch
Professor of Law
- LLM, 1990, Boston University
- JD, 1982, Stanford University
- AB, 1979, Harvard University
Areas of Expertise
Professor McCouch teaches and writes in the areas of wills, trusts and taxation.
McCouch clerked for Judge Hugh H. Bownes on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and practiced law with firms in Boston and Minneapolis. He was a research fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and at the Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germany. He was a professor at the University of Miami School of Law. He joined the USD School of Law faculty in 2001.
Honors and Affiliations
McCouch is a member of the American Law Institute. He was USD’s Class of 1975 Endowed Chair in 2010-11.
McCouch’s publications include Federal Estate and Gift Taxation, 10th Ed. (with Bittker and Clark) (West, 2011); “The Empty Promise of Estate Tax Repeal” in 28 Virginia Tax Review 369 (2008); “Probate Law Reform and Nonprobate Transfers” in 62 University of Miami Law Review 757 (2008); and “COBRA Strikes Back: Anatomy of a Tax Shelter” in 62 Tax Lawyer 59 (with Burke) (2008).