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Rachel D. Burke


Partner, Furey, Doolan & Abell, LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.S., Northwestern; J.D., Washington & Lee

Professor Burke is a partner at the law firm of Furey, Doolan & Abell, LLP in Bethesda, Maryland, where she concentrates her practice in the...

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Professor Burke is a partner at the law firm of Furey, Doolan & Abell, LLP in Bethesda, Maryland, where she concentrates her practice in the areas of federal estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxation, as well as estate and trust administration. In her practice, Professor Burke structures and drafts wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, GST exempt and GST grandfathered trusts, life insurance trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, and grantor retained annuity trusts. Her practice also involves the creation and operation of family limited liability partnerships and limited liability companies.

She has spoken at numerous professional education events such as: the ABA's Section of Taxation annual Fall and Spring CLE meetings (fiduciary income tax subcommittee), the District of Columbia Bar's Taxation Section lunch series (estate planning committee), and the estate and trusts study groups of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Montgomery County, Maryland Bar.  

Professor Burke is a current member of the Sections Council for the Estate and Trust Section of the Maryland State Bar Association. She is a former member of the Steering Committee for the DC Bar's Taxation Section and a former chair of the Estate Planning Committee of the DC Bar's Taxation Section. She second vice-chaired the ABA's Fiduciary Income Tax Committee and was responsible for writing and presenting on important developments in fiduciary income tax.

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