Headlines & Footnotes


Rack named to “Best Lawyers in America”

Kevin Rack has been selected for recognition as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the law practice areas of Trusts and Estates and Litigation – Trusts and Estates for 2021. This distinction follows a rigorous peer-review survey conducted on an annual basis, and Mr. Rack has been recognized every year since 2009. According … Continued


Estate and Gift Tax Exemption Amounts (2019)

  Estates: Decedents passing in 2019 may be subject to an estate tax, with an applicable exclusion amount of $11,400,000 and a marginal tax rate of 40%.     Gifts: For gifts made during 2019, the lifetime gift tax exemption is $11,400,000 and the marginal tax rate remains at 40%.   The gift tax annual … Continued


Department of Justice fights ethics training order from Federal Court

The Justice Department moved Tuesday to fight a federal judge’s order that its lawyers undergo mandatory ethics training, digging in after the DOJ was accused of misleading the courts over President Obama’s immigration executive actions. In filings Tuesday, the department said the order would “far exceed the bounds of appropriate remedies” and would cost the … Continued