Matt Rak is a Partner with Leech Tishman and a member of the Estates & Trusts Practice Group. He is based in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. Matt is also a member of the Corporate, Energy, Real Estate and Taxation Practice Groups. Matt focuses his practice on advising families and closely-held business owners on estate planning and other personal client services.
Matt works closely with clients to develop practical plan designs which address asset protection, tax efficiency, business succession and other client concerns. He is also experienced in the varied aspects of estate and trust administration, including post-mortem tax planning and fiduciary liability.
Matt regularly lectures on the benefits of estate planning, estate administration, charitable legacy planning and oil and gas planning to other professionals in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
Certificate of Law and Public Policy, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
B.S. in Biology, cum laude, Wheeling Jesuit University
Metz Lewis Brodman Must O’Keefe LLC
Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP
Herndon, Morton, Herndon & Yaeger
Pennsylvania Rising Star, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine (2019)
Lawyers Guide to Life Insurance, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, June 2018
Guide to Preparing the Fiduciary Income Tax Return, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, February 2018
Probate: Pennsylvania State Q&A, with Steven H. Seel, Practical Law by Thomson Reuters, January 2018
Understanding Ancillary Probate in Pennsylvania, with Steven H. Seel, Practical Law by Thomson Reuters, January 2018
Speeches & Presentations
“Lawyers Guide to Life Insurance,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, June 2018
“Preparing the Fiduciary Income Tax Return,” Annual Estate & Elder Law Symposium, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, February 2018
“Practical Planning Following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” March 2018
“Planned Giving: You Don’t Have to be an Expert, Just Know One,” Panelist, Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership 2017 Summit, October 2017
“2018 Planning Landscape,” with Larry S. Blair and Steven H. Seel, February 2018
“Entering and Exiting Estate Planning Strategies,” 18th Annual Estate & Elder Law Symposium, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, February 2017