Practices and Industries
Estate Planning
Overview
Credentials
Perspectives

Mark MacDonald is a member of the Firm’s Trusts, Estates & Personal Planning Service Team.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of probate and estate planning matters, including estate and gift taxation, and the formation and administration of charitable trusts and foundations.

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EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Kentucky, 1979
    • Kentucky Law Journal, Staff Member, 1977-1979
    • Order of the Coif
  •  B.S., University of Kentucky, 1975

ADMISSIONS

Kentucky

HONORS

  • “AV” Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® Trusts and Estates, 2012-2021
  • Best Lawyers® Lexington Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year”, 2020-2021

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIP

  • Fayette County and Kentucky Bar Associations
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section Chairman, 1989-1990, Legislative Committee Chairman, 1988-1990; Legislative Committee Member 1984-present
  • Certified Public Accountant – Kentucky
  • Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®)
  • Leadership Lexington, 1990
  • University of Kentucky Law Midwest/Midsouth Estate Planning Institute Program Planning Committee, 1990-present
  • Central Kentucky Planned Giving Council
  • Awarded 2004 Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Lexington Leadership Foundation

PRESENTATIONS

Frequent lecturer on topics of estate and charitable gift planning.