Jennifer Moccia Goes Solo in New Practice

As of December 1, 2019, former shareholder and name partner Jennifer Moccia will no longer be practicing law at the Firm, having made the decision to set up a more limited law practice on her own.  Since 2008, Jennifer has made significant contributions to the success of the Firm through her expertise in the planning, … Continued

Virginia Lawmakers Act to Help the Good Guys

During the 2019 Session of the Virginia General Assembly, two legislative changes were made to Virginia’s versions of the Uniform Power of Attorney Act and the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act which will provide aid and comfort to those who seek to protect the financial interests of loved ones who are vulnerable, whether they are … Continued

Condolences, Gratitude and a Prayer for Light in the Darkness

#VBStrong We were stunned the afternoon of Friday, May 31st to hear news reports of a mass shooting at Building 2 of the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, which we soon learned had taken the lives of twelve of our neighbors.  All of us at Rack & Moccia join with our community in expressing condolences to … Continued

Congratulations Shareholders!

Kevin Rack was recognized for 10 consecutive years (2009 – 2019) on the list of Best Lawyers in America for excellence in the practice areas of “Trusts & Estates” as published annually by U.S. News & World Report. Kevin was also named to the list of Virginia’s Super Lawyers for 2019 in Estate Planning and … 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

Estate Tax Exemption More Than Doubles in 2018

Estate Tax Advisory Alert   When the estate tax exemption amount was doubled to $11.2 million beginning this year, the estate planning strategies implemented in many of the trust documents prepared over the last 30 years became unnecessary.  While this tax relief is welcome news, it also presents the challenge to amend and restate those … Continued

Rack Named to JMU Board

Kevin B. Rack was named to the Alumni Advisory Board for the School of Liberal Arts at James Madison University for a three-year term.  Mr. Rack received his B.A. in English (’80) at JMU, and he later served as President of the Tidewater Chapter of the Alumni Association for several years.  He is proud to … Continued

2018 “Top Lawyers”

We are pleased to announce both shareholders, Kevin B. Rack and Jennifer L. Moccia, have made the 2018 “Top Lawyers” list for Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVa BIZ Magazine. Look for their “Top Lawyers” listings in the upcoming year-end issues of CoVa BIZ and Coastal Virginia Magazine to see how their peers recognized them in … Continued

“Saving Our Racks”

“Saving Our Racks” – The attorneys and staff of Rack & Moccia, P.C. are so proud to recognize those who bravely participated in the fund-raising activities of the law firm team in the American Cancer Society’s 2017 “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” campaign. As co-captains, Wanda Parsons and Tania Dilley organized a chili cookoff, hosted … Continued