Nancy Rackoff to receive YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s Tribute to Women in Leadership Award

Eckert Seamans member (partner) Nancy L. Rackoff will be honored with a YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s Tribute to Women in Leadership Award in the Business & Professional Services category at a ceremony on May 25. The award honors women who demonstrate leadership in their profession and in the community. The full announcement from YWCA Greater Pittsburgh can be viewed online.

Rackoff’s commitment to community service is exemplified by her leadership roles in several area institutions, devoting her energies to organizations that share her goal of providing Pittsburgh’s underserved populations with the opportunity to have better, sustainable lives. She currently serves as chair of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation Board of Trustees, as vice chair of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, treasurer of the Forbes Fund Board of Directors, and honorary trustee of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation Board of Trustees.

At Eckert Seamans, Rackoff provides a full array of estate planning and administration services to individuals, entrepreneurs, owners of family businesses, fiduciaries, charitable foundations, and other nonprofit organizations. She also advises clients on strategies for estate planning, wealth transfer, and charitable giving — as well as the administration and taxation of estates and trusts and business succession matters. A former longtime partner in the law firm of Tener Van Kirk Wolf & Moore, Rackoff has been honored for several years running by both The Best Lawyers in America and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

Rackoff has served on the Allegheny County Professional Ethics Committee and is a member of the National Association of Estate Planners, Allegheny County Bar Association – Probate and Trust Law Section, the Pennsylvania Bar Association – Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, and the Allegheny County Estate Planning Council. She received both her undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, and her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.