Rebecca Kuster Ragland

T 502.779.8510
F 502.581.1087
400 West Market Street
Suite 3200
Louisville, Kentucky 40202-3363

Becky concentrates her practice in the areas of estate and gift tax planning for high net worth clients, fiduciary responsibility, fiduciary tax planning, retirement planning, spousal rights and estate and trust administration, with the focus on accumulation and preservation of wealth.  She also has extensive experience in the drafting and implementation of wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, charitable trusts, limited liability companies, and installment sales to trusts. Becky represents individuals, families and business owners with regards to succession planning, business organization and complex tax matters.

Becky is a member of the Louisville Bar Association, where she served as the chair and vice chair of the Probate Section. She is also the past president of the Estate Planning Council of Louisville. In addition, she has also contributed her time to the Women Lawyers Association and the Junior League of Louisville.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell®

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Estate Planning Council of Metro Louisville, Past President
  • Louisville Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Leadership Kentucky, 2004 Graduate
  • Greater Louisville Outstanding Women, Member
  • Louisville Bar Association, Probate & Estate Planning Section, Vice-Chair 2000, Chair 2001
  • Women Lawyers Association, Vice President of Membership, 2006
  • Junior League of Louisville, VP Fundraising, Planned Giving Chair Secretary, Provisional Training Leader Co-Chair, Recruitment Chair, Finance Liaison
  • Louisville Younger Woman’s Club, Charity Campaign Treasurer, Fundraising Chair, Parliamentarian

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Louisville Collegiate School, Parent Volunteer

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Becky frequently presents to accountants, trust companies, and financial planners on estate planning and sales to defective grantor trusts.

Estate and Gift Taxation Review, University of Louisville School of Accountancy, Louis A. Grief Tax Planning Institute, December 2007

Trusts: Drafting and Administration Considerations, Louisville Bar Association Estate Planning and Administration CLE, June 2007

Understanding the Revocable Living Trust: Drafting and Administration, University of Kentucky 33rd Annual Midwest/Midsouth Estate Planning Institute, July 2006

Estate Planning and Trust Administration, Kentucky Bank Wealth Management Department, May 2006

Estate Planning Basics, Daughters of the American Revolution, Jemima Johnson Chapter, March 2006

Drafting Wills and Trusts, National Business Institute, October 2002

Estate Planning in the New Millennium, Louisville Younger Woman’s Club, April 2001

Wills and Guardianships, Louisville MOPS, September 2000

Wills, Trusts and Estates Class, Kentucky Bankers Association, September 2000

Effective Estate Planning for the Small Estate in Kentucky, National Business Institute, October 2000

Other Contact Info


Sherry Isaacs
T 502.779.8676