David Chused has served as counsel and Director of Estates and Trusts at MIT since his arrival in 2003. In his practice Mr. Chused performs a wide array of functions related to the Institute’s finances, chief among which include providing legal support and counsel in connection with: MIT’s fundraising programs; the maintenance of the Institute’s 501(c)(3) status; federal and state tax filings, and communications; matters related to private business use; unrelated trade or business issues; and probate court filings.
Before coming to MIT Mr. Chused served as counsel in the Private Client Department of Palmer & Dodge in Boston where his practice focused on estate and trust administration, and postmortem estate tax planning. He has also worked with numerous charitable organizations in obtaining and maintaining their tax-exempt status, and represented individuals and businesses before the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Revenue.
Mr. Chused began his legal career at Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander and Ferdon in New York City, and subsequently at Gaston & Snow in Boston where his practice concentrated on the federal, state and local income tax aspects of municipal finance.
Mr. Chused received his B.A. cum laude from Union College, and subsequently went on to earn his J.D. from the Albany Law School of Union University, and an LL.M. in taxation from Boston University.