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Kevin B. Rack

Kevin B. Rack

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation
kevin.rack@racklaw.com
T: (757) 605-5000
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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 serving clients requiring more essential estate planning.

Mr. Rack is also an experienced practitioner of elder law, representing seniors, or their family members and fiduciaries, in legal matters affecting the elderly. These matters involve Medicaid eligibility planning for long term care costs, special needs trusts, pre-marital and marital agreements for later marriages, and petitions for appointment of family members as conservator. He is the author of “The Elder Law Practice,” which is Chapter One of 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 in the categories of “Taxes / Estates / Trusts / Elder Law,” and has been recognized by Coastal Virginia as among the “Best Lawyers in Virginia” for trusts and estates.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Rack served in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps as staff counsel to Commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic and as Trial Counsel assigned to Naval Legal Service Office, Naval Base, Norfolk.

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
    • 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

  • “Best Lawyers in America in Trusts and Estates”
    (2009-2023) – U.S. News and World Report
  • “Legal Elite” in Taxes / Estates / Trusts / Elder Law
    – Virginia Business
  • “Best Lawyers in Virginia” – Coastal Virginia magazine
  • Honorary Designation as Accredited Estate Planner (AEP)
    by Board of Directors, National Association of Estate
    Planners & Councils
  • Outstanding Achievement Award from National Academy
    of Elder Law Attorneys, Virginia Chapter (VAELA)

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 of Planned Gifts Advisory Committee

Children’s Health Systems / Foundation Boards of Directors
Central Business District Association of Virginia Beach, Board of Directors
Governor’s Advisory Board on Aging (Virginia)
Leave a Legacy Project, Chairman
Mayor’s Committee for the Aging (Virginia Beach),
Chairman
Virginia Symphony Board of Directors

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