• Peter Desmond Hopkins, CPA, MS

  • Cover & Rossiter

    Finding Accounting Solutions For Seniors

    (302) 691-2221

    Peter is a Manager in the Tax Department of Cover & Rossiter.  Since joining the firm in 2015, his focus has been assisting clients with tax and accounting related expertise for their estates, trusts and individual income tax matters. He has established a reputation for his excellent analytical skills, broad technical knowledge and commitment to optimizing his clients’ tax situation. Peter supports seniors with tax planning using trusts and other strategies to assist them in accomplishing their goals.

    Peter is the primary lead author of the 2016 edition of the Delaware Corporate Income Tax Navigator, a comprehensive resource published by Bloomberg/Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) that is used by lawyers and accountants for research. BNA has also consulted Peter on other matters and quoted him in their articles. Prior to moving to Delaware in 2015, Peter practiced public accounting for over 20 years in New York City. During that time, he served on both the Interstate Taxation Committee and the International Taxation Committee of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Peter authored taxation articles for The CPA Journal and served as an instructor for Foundation for Accounting Education seminars.

    Peter earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Public Accountancy from Baruch College in 1988. He completed his Master of Science in Taxation in 1995, at Baruch College as well. Peter has been licensed as a CPA in New York since 1991, and also holds a permit to practice in Delaware. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

    As a youth, Peter achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. He has served as an adult volunteer Scout leader for many years and in many roles including seven years as Scoutmaster of a troop in Manhattan’s Chinatown.