Experience for your peace of mind

Rebecca M. Becker

 Rebecca M. Becker is a Daytona Beach native who has more than 30 years of experience in estate, tax, business and family legal planning. She is a member of the Florida and National Academies of Elder Law Attorneys, the Elder Law, Tax, Real Property and Trusts & Probate sections of the Florida Bar.


Areas of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Health Care
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Probate 
  • Medicaid 
  • Real Estate
  • Guardianship
  • Business Planning
  • Asset Protection

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EDUCATION


Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida

  • Juris Doctorate 
  • Honors: President, Society of Trial Advocacy
  • Honors: President, Phi DeltaPhi Legal Fraternity
  • Honors: First Place Over-all, Writing and Speaking, Freshman Moot Court
  • Honors: Outstanding Intern Commendation, State Attorney's Office
  • Honors: Student Bar Association, Outstanding Service Award
  • Honors: Second Place, Client Counseling Competition

Florida State University, Tallahassee

  • M.A. in Philosophy 
  • Honors: Henry A. Werkmeister Graduate Assistantship
  • Honors: Member, National Philosophy Honors Society

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

  • B.A. in History 

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CURRENT AND PAST PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS 


Volusia County Bar Association, President 1999 - 2000, Board Member 1994-2001

  • Volusia/Flagler Association of Women Lawyers, President 1997 - 1998, Board 1994-1998
  • Volusia Real Property Council, Vice-President, Member, 1998 - 2001
  • Seventh Circuit Committee on Professionalism in Law
  • Seventh Circuit Fee Arbitration Committee, Chair
  • Florida and National Academies of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • Florida Bar Association, Elder Law & Real Property Sections
  • Florida Bar Association, Probate & Trust, Tax & General Practice Sections
  • Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Executive Women's Council of Daytona Beach
  • Executive Association of Daytona Beach
  • Coquina Center Biomedical Ethics Board
  • Dunn-Blount Inns of Court, Member

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CLASSES AND SEMINARS 


University Professor of Philosophy

  • Former Adjunct Professor, Legal Ethics & Responsibility, Real Estate-Property Law, Family Law, Univ. of Central Florida, Daytona Beach Campus
  • Estate Planning Made Understandable / Post-Mortem Tax Planning
  • Corporate Buy-Out Options / Deferred Compensation Arrangements That Work
  • Split Dollar and Executive Compensation Ideas / Pension Planning Made Simple
  • Professionalism in the Marketplace
  • How to Work with Other Professional Advisors 
  • Mediating with an Open Mind / Refresher Tips for Experienced Mediators
  • How to Deal with the "Dealer-Killer" / Succeeding in an Adversarial Climate
  • Everything You NEVER Wanted to Know About Taxes
  • Selling in the Tax Field "Without Intimidation"
  • What Professional Advisors Want to Know
  • Dealing with Difficult People - Non-Confrontational Strategies
  • Is it a (Wo)Man's World? Teamwork for Women
  • Thinking is Entertaining - Continuing Education Beyond Job - Training
  • Beware the "Buddha Complex" - Reality-Testing for Professional Advisors 
  • Medicaid: Welfare or Entitlement? The Underlying Philosophical Issues
  • The ABCs of Medicaid Qualification & the Fiduciary's Responsibility 
  • What You Need to Know About Guardianship Practice
  • CAVEAT: The Pitfalls of Estate Planning - Beyond "The Simple Will"
  • Health Care and Estate Planning: Let Your Will Be Done

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PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS


Metropolitan Life Insurance Companies, Counsel & Senior Advanced Underwriting Consultant

  • East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., University Foundation Attorney/Community Relations & Charitable Programs Director
  • University of South Florida at Sarasota, University Foundation Attorney/Community Relations & Charitable Programs Director