Attorneys at Law - Raleigh, NC
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Rudy L. Ogburn

Phone: 919-861-5501
Email: rlo@youngmoorelaw.com
Administrative Assistant: Pamela Powers
Paralegals: Jessica Beth Dry, NCCP and Rhonda Hall
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Background

Rudy focuses his practice on estate planning, wills, trusts, wealth transfer, estate administration, asset protection, charitable gifts, business planning, and premarital agreements. Rudy develops estate plans to meet the individual needs of each client and their heirs. He is skilled in designing plans that reduce taxes and often include planning for charitable gifts and family business succession. Rudy’s experience as a trust officer gives him unique insight into concerns associated with the use of trusts. He works with clients to address planning strategies for family members with special needs. Rudy also consults with clients on asset protection issues.

Rudy and the estates team that he leads place great emphasis on providing caring service to individuals who have lost loved ones. Rudy provides counsel to executors and trustees with the difficult tasks involved in estate and trust administration such as the interpretation of wills and trust agreements, will disputes, valuations, management of estate assets, probate court filings, preparation of tax returns and taking full advantage of the tax laws to reduce the impact of estate and income taxes on estates and trusts.

Rudy is currently serving as State Chair of the North Carolina Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.  Prior to joining Young Moore and Henderson in 1989, Rudy was a regional trust manager for First-Citizens Bank. He is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law. Rudy has an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Practice Areas

Education & Bar Admissions

  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 1982
  • B.A., Wake Forest University, 1979

Admitted in

  • North Carolina, 1982

Awards & Achievements

  • North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law, 1996
  • North Carolina Bar Association Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section: Chair, 1997-98; Vice Chair, 1996-97; Council Member, 1993-96; Legislative Committee Chair, 1991-93
  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization Estate Planning and Probate Law Committee: Chair, 2004-05; Committee Member 2002-07
  • Elected Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), March 2000; North Carolina State Chair 2011-
  • Wake County Estate Planning Council: President, 2006-07; Member of the Board, 2002-2008
  • Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers® 2006-2014
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2007 in the field of Trusts and Estates
  • Listed in Business North Carolina Legal Elite™ in Tax/Estate Planning, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

Professional & Civic Activity

  • Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Chair of the North Carolina Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2011-
  • Chair of the Legislative Developments Subcommittee of ACTEC’s Employee Benefits in Estate Planning Committee, 2014-
  • Member of the Employee Benefits in Estate Planning Committee of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2010-
  • North Carolina Bar Association Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Wake County Estate Planning Council
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina: Chairman of the Board, 2008-2010; Member of the Board of Directors, 2006-2012
  • Raleigh Jaycees: President, 1992-1993; Membership Vice President, 1991-1992; Chair of the Brookhill Steeplechase, 1993-1994
  • North Carolina Jaycees: Legal Counsel, 1993-1994
  • North Carolina Special Olympics: Member, Executive Committee of the 1998 Brookhill Gala and 1999 Brookhill Gala benefiting Special Olympics