In 1971 the Tidewater Estate Planning Council was formed.  The group was made up of professional men who engaged in the practice of Estate Planning. The first President was Daniel Klein.  Robert Nusbaum, one of the original chapter Presidents, stated that the creation of the council was used as an opportunity to bring together the estate planning community for networking opportunities.  The attorneys at that time did not specialize in estate planning, but provided the service along with other specialties.

In 1998 the Executive Committee approved to change the name from the Tidewater Estate Planning Council to the Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council.

The first meeting place for the Tidewater Estate Planning Council was the Admiralty Motor Hotel located in Norfolk Virginia.  Meetings were held at the Admiralty until November 1991 when they were moved to the Lake Wright Hotel.  Currently our meetings are held at the Town Center City Club in Virginia Beach. The are held on the 3rd Tuesday of September, November, January, March and May.