Our Attorneys

Kevin B. Rack has over thirty years of experience in advanced estate planning and in the administration of trusts and probate estates. Recognized by U.S. News and World Report as among the “Best Lawyers in America” in the practice areas of Trusts & Estates and Trust & Estate Litigation since 2009, he serves as legal and tax counsel to clients in developing and implementing complex wealth preservation and asset protection strategies, as well as the preparation of revocable trusts, wills and related instruments for clients requiring more essential estate planning.  Mr. Rack is also experienced in the challenges of litigation and mediation of disputes among (blended) family members and fiduciaries which involve estates, trusts and powers of attorney. 

Mr. Rack was one of the few early practitioners of elder law, in which the attorney is focused on the representation of seniors, or their family members and fiduciaries, in legal matters affecting the elderly. These matters involve issues as varied as Medicaid eligibility planning for long term care, special needs trusts, marital agreements, and petitions for appointment of family members as conservator.  The benefit of his years of experience in this practice area is reflected in Chapter 1, “The Elder Law Practice,” which he authored for publication in Elder Law in Virginia, Third Edition (2017) published by the Virginia CLE Foundation.

Mr. Rack also has been selected by his peers as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” in Virginia Business magazine in the categories of “Taxes / Estates / Trusts / Elder Law,” and has been recognized by Coastal Virginia magazine as among the “Best Lawyers in Virginia” for trusts and estates.

Mr. Rack is a Past President of the Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council and a Past Chairman of the Elder Law Section of the Virginia Bar Association.  

Education

Marshall-Wythe School of Law
College of William & Mary

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation (1993)

T.C. Williams School of Law
University of Richmond

Juris Doctor (1984)

James Madison University

Bachelor of Arts, English (Minor in Political Science) (1980)

Practice Areas

  • Advanced Estate Planning
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Estate, Gift and Fiduciary Income Taxation
  • Elder Law
    • Medicaid Eligibility Planning
    • Special Needs Trusts
    • Conservatorships/Guardianships
    • Marital Agreements
  • Fiduciary Litigation / Will Contests
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations

Admissions to Practice

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States Tax Court
  • Supreme Court of Virginia

Professional Recognition

  • Named as among “Best Lawyers in America in Trusts and Estates” (2009-2019) by U.S. News and World Report
  • Named to list of “Legal Elite” in categories of Taxes / Estates / Trusts / Elder Law by Virginia Business
  • Named to list of “Best Lawyers in Virginia” by Coastal Virginia magazine
  • Awarded Honorary Designation as Accredited Estate Planner (AEP), approved by National Association of Estate Planners & Councils
  • Presented with Outstanding Achievement Award by National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Virginia Chapter 

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
    • Wills, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Virginia Bar Association
    • Trusts & Estates Section
    • Elder Law Section, Chair (2005-2007)
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council (Past President)

Community Involvement

  • Alzheimer’s Association, Southeastern Virginia Chapter
    • Vice-President, Board of Directors
    • Founding Chairman, Planned Gifts Advisory Committee
  • Member, Governor’s Advisory Board on Aging (Virginia)
  • James Madison University School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Alumni Advisory Board
  • Leave a Legacy Project, Chairman
  • Mayor’s Committee for the Aging (Virginia Beach), Chairman
  • Children’s Health Systems / Children’s Health Foundation Boards of Directors
  • Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters Development Advisory Board
  • Virginia Symphony Board of Directors
  • Central Business District Association of Virginia Beach, Board of Directors