Originally from Sandy Springs, principal attorney Brian Becker attended a small private school in Buckhead before graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Spanish and History. Fluent in Spanish, he studied abroad in Barcelona focusing on Spanish philosophy, literature, and the Catalan language. He received his Juris Doctor from Georgia State University where he served as a mediator in the Fulton County Magistrate Court's Landlord-Tenant Program. After law school, Brian continued his education by enrolling in Oglethorpe University's Personal Financial Planner program. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant, having passed the July 2011 CFP® examination. He continues to serve as a mediator for Fulton County.
After working as an associate at a boutique estate planning firm in Buford, Georgia, Brian opened The Becker Law Firm to provide personalized care and individualized service to his clients. The Becker Law Firm's focus is wills, trusts and estates, succession planning, business entity formation, business transactions, and mediation in metro Atlanta. Having long been involved with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation's Wills on Wheels program, Brian furthered his desire to help his clients and provide them a high level of service. This has become the cornerstone of The Becker Law Firm's philosophy.
When Brian is not working he enjoys playing golf and riding his bike near the Chattahoochee River. Active in the Jewish community, he currently serves on the 2012-2013 Steering Committee for the Atlanta Chapter of the American Jewish Committee, which promotes global diplomacy and bridge-building. He also serves on the Planning Committee for the 2013 Balser Symposium for Professional Advisors, an annual meeting of financial advisors, CPAs, attorneys, and other financial planners to discuss current trends in financial planning, charitable giving, and estate planning.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Licensed since 2009
Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always)
Brian is both an attorney and a financial advisor, which is a great benefit. I can tell someone how to set up a trust and some of the pros & cons of a trust -- Brian can also tell that person if it's a good idea to do it or not, from both a legal perspective and a financial planning perspective. I consulted with Brian on a complicated trust, and he was very helpful in helping me streamline the entire thing to make the entire estate easier for my clients to administer.
Christie Baer Family Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2009||06/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Unincorporated Business Associations||CALI Award for Excellence||2009|
|Principal Attorney||The Becker Law Firm, LLC||2011 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Certified Financial Planners Board, Inc.||CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™||2014 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Hearsay, The BLF Newsletter||A New Year, A New Plan||2015|
|Hearsay, The BLF Newsletter||Same-Sex Married Couples Must Avoid Intestacy||2015|
|Hearsay, The BLF Newsletter||Make Business Your Business!||2015|
|Hearsay, The BLF Newsletter||Add Tax to That Gift!||2015|
|Hearsay, The BLF Newsletter||Health Care Papers: What You Need When Admitted to a Hospital||2015|
|Hearsay, The BLF Newsletter||How Should I Set Up a New Business: Limited Liability Company or Sole Proprietorship?||2014|
|Hearsay, The BLF Newsletter||HIPAA: The Pitfalls of Privacy Protection||2014|
|Hearsay, The BLF Newsletter||Testamentary Capacity: Is It Ever Too Late To Plan Your Estate?||2014|
|Hearsay, The BLF Newsletter||Simplifying Probate: A Self-Proving Affidavit||2014|
|Hearsay, The BLF Newsletter||Initial Talks: Be Proactive About Planning Your Estate||2014|
|Hearsay, The BLF Newsletter||Super Bowl Shuffle||2013|
|Oglethorpe University||Personal Financial Planning||Certificate||2011|
|Georgia State University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||History and Spanish||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|Golden Referrals||The Becker Law Firm's "A Guide to Trusts"||2013|
|Cobb Chamber of Commerce||The Becker Law Firm's "A Quick Reference Guide to Estate Planning"||2013|