Stephen E. Covell


Mr. Covell graduated from Louisiana State University Law Center earning a Juris Doctorate in 1975. In his senior year he clerked for the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s office and had the opportunity to write appeal briefs and participate in prosecutions. He was heavily involved in politics including working with James Carville in his early days. It was at one of Carville’s campaign events that Steve met fellow law student and future wife, Lauren.

Mr. Covell’s legal practice focuses on estate and financial planning. He practices across the state of Louisiana offering services for wills, trusts, estates, successions and probate as well as financial planning.

Mr. Covell is the Managing Partner of Covell Financial, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor company authorized by the Louisiana Department of Financial Institutions to give financial advice within the State of Louisiana.  Mr. Covell is a Series 65 Registered Investor Advisor Representative and is licensed to provide financial and investment advice to his clients.

As a result of his experience, he offers “Painless Estate Planning” using a system he has developed to take his clients through the process easily. “Painless Estate Planning” is targeted to individuals who seek estate planning with the complete cost of planning disclosed before services are rendered.  This plan is not based upon hourly charges and avoids unexpected legal bills.

Mr. Covell prepares comprehensive estate planning portfolios centered on wills, trusts, special needs planning and retirement planning.

He is a frequent speaker in the estate planning field and teaches estate planning seminars sponsored by the National Business Institute.

He is the author of the “Louisiana Legal Advisor”, a book that is widely available and is now in its fifth edition.

Stephen E. Covell

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