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Joel Richard Beck

Financial markets and services Attorney at Lawrenceville, GA

5.0   35 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joel

Learn Joel’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Financial markets and services
    30%
    Joel helps financial advisors protect their number 1 investment, their careers. A former regulator with NASD (now FINRA), Joel provides counsel on matters from routine examinations to complicated disciplinary cases, among other matters in this field.

    24 years

  2. Wills and living wills
    20%
    Joel provides estate planning services for individuals including wills, trusts, advance health care directives (Georgia's living will) and powers of attorney, as well as other planning tools.

    17 years

  3. Estate planning
    15%
    Joel provides estate planning services for individuals including wills, trusts, advance health care directives (Georgia's living will) and powers of attorney, as well as other planning tools.

  4. Probate
    15%
    Joel and his team handle uncontested probate work in Gwinnett County and surrounding areas, representing persons named as executors in wills, or persons seeking to be appointed as administrators of intestate estates.

    3 years

  5. Business
    5%
    Joel counsels small businesses on legal matters relating to start-up, contracts, leases and other agreements, including restrictive covenants, employment matters, and other day to day and special legal needs.

    17 years

  6. Corporate and incorporation
    5%
    Joel helps clients go into business and stay there, handling a variety of incorporation or organization of for profit and non-profit business entities. Joel also helps business clients with the maintenance of corporate or LLC records, annual filings, and also prepares simple or complex owners or shareholders agreements, including those with buy/sell provisions.

    17 years

  7. Power of attorney
    5%
    Joel provides estate planning services for individuals including wills, trusts, advance health care directives (Georgia's living will) and powers of attorney, as well as other planning tools.

  8. Trusts
    5%
    Joel provides estate planning services for individuals including wills, trusts, advance health care directives (Georgia's living will) and powers of attorney, as well as other planning tools.

Personalized Advice.  Proven Results.  

At The Beck Law Firm, LLC, founded by Joel Beck, we recognize that clients need real-world solutions to their legal issues, and not legal mumbo-jumbo or answers that sound or look good, but don't really work in the real world.  Your solution needs to be personalized to your specific situation, with a focus on obtaining the realistic solutions you need.

We provide practical legal solutions and advice to clients to help them acomplish their goals and objectives in the real world.  By narrowly tailoring our practice areas and not being a legal jack-of-all-trades, Joel Beck stays abreast of recent legal developments to provide his clients with the best possible service and value for their dollar. 

Prior to opening The Beck Law Firm, LLC, Joel worked as a Regional Counsel for NASD (n/k/a FINRA) in the Enforcement Department, where he litigated cases against broker-dealers and stockbrokers.  Joel was designated as a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP) by the NASD Institute and the Wharton School of Business; he does not maintain the designation as current as he has chosen to focus his continuing education time in other areas.  Previously, Joel worked as a police officer.

Joel is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Gwinnett County Bar Association and the Christian Legal Society.  

 

Location

The Beck Law Firm, LLC
2090 Sugarloaf Parkway
Suite 135
Lawrenceville, GA, 30045

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Rudy | December 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Preparation of our Will
We were very satisfied with the service we received. The firm was very prompt in providing us the information we needed and provided some good ideas. We had moved away from the Lawrenceville area and most of the paperwork was done by email. Joel and his staff were very efficient and that made it easier to get all the paperwork and decisions made in two meetings. The efficient process was important as the work was done at the beginning of the COVID pandemic and there were no vaccines available at that time and travel and face to face meetings were considered fairly risky.
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Posted by Eddie | October 28, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
OUTSTANDING ATTORNEY
JOEL IS ONE OF THE MOST HONEST ATTORNEYS YOU WILL FIND. HE KNOWS IS STUFF, KNOWS HOW IT AFFECTS YOU AND WILL SELFLESSLY GIVE THE BEST AVENUE FOR YOUR SITUATION. HIRE HIM IN A NANO-SECOND
Posted by John | August 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!
Joel and his team were outstanding partners in representing me in my case. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to work with his firm and would highly recommend them for your legal needs. They obtained the desired outcome and did so very efficiently. If you’re a financial services professional you can count on Joel to get the job done!
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Posted by Diana | May 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Wills/living wills
He made an appointment, did not need to change it. Excellent and thorough service. Extremely effective communication - very personable, easy to talk to. Timely, knowledgeable responses. Perfect transaction. Will definitely use him again if we need to.
Posted by Tim | March 19, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Recommend to contact Joel!
I recommend the Joel beck law firm to assist with legal advice regarding financial regulations(FINRA, etc). Joel was very personable, professional and low pressure. I didn't know what to expect or even where to start my questions on this topic. Joel led me through details of the different roads to approach my issue. It gave me a real sense of relief by having the big picture! He was very responsive and contacted me 2 times on the same day that I put in the web request.
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Posted by pericles | March 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Attorney Joel Beck, was a pleasureto work with. He is trustworthy and would be a good person to speak with about your situation. His firm was responsive to my needs and provided good service. He is very knowledge and thorough, I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Christen | January 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMEND
I recently when through a brutal divorce and had to change all of my estate information to benefit only my children. Joel was amazing!! He patiently walked me through each document and was readily available for all my questions. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Trustworthy Attorney
Was able to contact and consult with quickly and was able to answer all my questions and concerns with honest and reliable information. Eased my concerns Thanks
Posted by Rahul | September 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks for your help
Joel is a very professional and experienced in securities matters with FINRA. It was my first time ever to seek some legal advice regarding my enquiry and I was very skeptical initially to approach lawyers, not knowing what to expect in legal talks! Joel did a great job on breaking down on details that I need to know and helped with prepping up my responses in a very professional manner. He and his entire staff is very responsive when it comes to the callbacks or regular updates in general. Definitely recommend Joel beck law firm to anyone seeking legal advice with financial matters.
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Posted by Ector | September 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and nice person
Joel was great. I called several lawyers while looking for help with a FINRA case. They all seemed like I was bothering them except for Joel. He was very knowledgable and seems like a stand-up guy. Would highly recommend him. Thanks Joel!
Posted by Vince | August 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joel Becks Gets My Highest Recommendation
Joel Beck gets the highest recommendation that one can give. His representation of my case with FINRA resulted in the best possible outcome after 19 months. There are many attorneys out there, but Joel is more than just another attorney. Joel’s guidance on how to move forward with my career during one of our first calls, gave me the focus to get back on my feet. Joel truly cares about his clients, and is a seasoned securities attorney who will provide you with the best representation possible. I will be forever grateful to Joel Beck. Without hesitation, I continue to refer Joel to those in need of legal advice in the financial services industry.
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2019
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The Beck Law Firm was extremely helpful with our legal planning. We highly recommend them for estate planning. He was very helpful in answering all of our questions and providing guidance in areas that weren't clear to us.
Posted by Bob | May 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You for your help
My wife and I asked Joel to help us write our wills. He walked us through the purpose and processes that wills involve. We are well pleased with the support for our decision making and the preparation of the documents. We recommend Joel to anyone who needs such assistance in preparing wills, health directives and power of attorney documents.
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Posted by Julie | March 26, 2019
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Excellent Elderly Attorney
We were referred to Joel Beck to look over my moms will and power of attorney. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. We had him redo the POA under his advisement. The cost was very reasonable and his advice gave us a piece of mind. He was very quick in giving us what we needed. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joel Gets The Job Done
Joel got done exactly what he set out to do. He did not guarantee anything, he was honest and straight forward. When we got the result we wanted with a short return I was very satisfied. He is responsive and does quality work. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
This was my first time needing to hire an attorney and I was certainly glad that I choose the Beck Law Firm. Joel was very knowledgeable about the law and all of the specifics associated with my inquiry/case. Joel and his entire staff provided exceptional client service and were extremely responsive to any calls or emails that I placed. Joel handled all aspects of my case which the utmost professionalism and I would certainly recommend his firm to anyone dealing with a FINRA matter.
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
FINRA CRD U-4 Expungement
Joel is very knowledgeable and experienced in securities law and with FINRA. He is professional and responsive in returning calls and emails and will give your case his full attention. My case only took about a month total, and he achieved the best result possible. I cannot thank him enough for helping me get the disclosure off of my record so I can finally advance my career!
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2018
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Definition of 5-Star
Fantastic to work with. Very knowledgeable, seemless and efficient. Couldn’t have been happier with my interactions with Joel. True professional who I will use again and again.
Posted by Juliana and Martin | August 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Beck and estate planning
Mr. Beck was very professional and knowledgeable during all our communications. He was quickly able to answer our questions to our entire satisfaction. His emails and messages were always exceptionally detailed and precise, and he was quick to answer our phone calls. We highly recommend.
Posted by Rick | August 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Corporate / Personal Documents
Ive had the pleasure of working with Joel for two different cases. My business partner and I worked with Joel for the writing up of our Shareholder Agreement. He provided exceptional guidance and recommendations for many "bullet points" of these documents. My wife and I also worked with Joel for preparing our wills and POA's. Again, providing exceptional information and guidance to allow us to make difficult decisions in many facets of these documents. I (we) would (and do) gladly recommend Joel for any business, corporate, or personal legal services.
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Cost

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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner / Attorney
  • The Beck Law Firm, LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Adjunct Instructor (teaching Business Law)
  • Tennessee Temple University
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Regional Counsel
  • NASD, Department of Enforcement
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Paralegal / Examiner
  • NASD
  • 1997 - 2001
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Education

  • John Marshall Law School (Georgia)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Georgia Southern University
  • BBA
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Georgia v. M.W.
  • Case Dismissed
  • Dept. of Enforcement v. Charles
  • Sanctions in favor of Respondent
  • Dept. of Enforcement v. Claggett, 2005000631501
  • Finding for Enforcement
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Associations

  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Georgia Rising Stars 2011
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Georgia Rising Stars 2010
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional
  • NASD Institute at the Wharton School of Business
  • 2005
  • Honors Graduate - JD, Magna Cum Laude
  • 2000
  • West Publishing Company Award for Academic Excellence
  • John Marshall Law School / West
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Gwinnett County Bar Association Newsletter
  • What you Don't Know Can Hurt You...What You Think Is Private Is Not.
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ten Things to Do (Or Not Do) To Help Avoid Regulatory Problems in 2013
  • Securities Regulation
  • 2013
  • REISA Annual Conference 2011
  • Dealing with the Current Regulatory Environment
  • 2011
  • Starling ES Parent Resource Night
  • Estate Planning Basics for Parents of Young Children
  • 2010
  • Cape Securities Annual Meeting
  • Avoiding Compliance and Regulatory Issues
  • 2010
  • Update on SEC Rule 151A
  • SEC Rule 151A
  • 2009
  • An Overview of Estate Planning and Child Protection Planning for Parents of Small Children
  • An Overview of Estate Planning and Child Protection Planning for Parents of Small Children
  • 2009
  • Understanding Investing Class
  • Basics of Estate Planning in Georgia and Overview of Charitable Giving Strategies
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (27)
Endorse Joel
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel's experience as a former securities regulator make him someone I often consult with on various securities regulation issues, as well as someone to whom I refer prospective clients with regulatory issues. Other peers have also commented on his expertise as an expert witness in securities regulation issues. I have always found Joel's insights and expertise to be excellent, and am pleased to endorse him."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Joel for several years. I have called upon him often for legal and practical advice and guidance and he is a wonderful and willing resource for helpful information and insight. I highly respect and recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel is an extremely knowledgeable and talented attorney. He values his relationships with his clients above all and is always looking for ways to improve their experience working with him - a truly "client-centered" approach. If anyone I knew was in need of a Georgia estate planning lawyer, I would recommend Joel without hesitation."
Financial markets and services Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel demonstrates a stunning depth of knowledge about his field. I can recommend him without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel is a highly competent business and estate planning attorney. He works tirelessly for his clients and I would recommend him to anyone."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel, is an excellent lawyer when it comes to defending legal issues related to securities regulations. Joel is a thorough attorney who's dedicated to his craft. He would be my go to attorney for clients needing expertise in this complex practice. I am happy to endorse him."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel is the go to attorney for anyone facing charges related to Securities regulations or fraud. His practice covers the entire U.S. as he is an expert in federal level Securities cases. In the past he worked as a regulator, so knows what the prosecution is trying to do and how to find the best defense. I know Joel cares for his clients and helping them achieve the best possible outcome."
Financial markets and services Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the great pleasure of knowing Mr. Beck. He is a compassionate family man who has worked in law enforcement and the regulation of financial professionals for many years. He now utilizes his vast experience as a securities regulation attorney at the NASD, to be a zealous advocate for financial and insurance professionals under investigation for state and federal non-compliance. I highly recommend Mr. Beck."
Financial markets and services Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Joel Beck. Joel is my go-to choice when I need an expert in financial markets and services. He has helped my clients with a number of complicated FINRA-related matters, and his expertise is unmatched in this community. I will continue to refer such matters to him, and I am confident that I will continue to receive rave reviews back. Overall an excellent attorney, and a great person to work with as well."
Business Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel Beck is an excellent attorney. I will refer clients to Joel when they need financial markets legal services and also for business or will matters. His NASD experience means he is specially qualified for financial markets matters. I trust him to provide expert advice to my referrals in those areas."
Financial markets and services Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When your financial services license is at risk, you can't 'afford" to handle the situation on your own. I'd highly recommend that you contact Joel, who has a ton of experience with representing those in your industry. He will be straight up with you and help you make a great decision for your life."
Financial markets and services Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joel and I worked together on a case involving felony criminal charges filed against a financial services professional. Joel knew exactly when and what filings needed to be made concerning the financial services professional license. Joel's extensive knowledge in this field and suggestions for dealing with the employer made it much easier for our mutual client go get through a difficult situation and keep his job. Therefore, I would highly endorse him to any financial services professional."
Unknown Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I do not hesitate to recommend Joel Beck to any of my clients who need help with financial services law. Joel has an unequaled commitment to his clients coupled with a unique passion for the law. This coupled with his extensive background in financial services makes him the only attorney I trust to handle these matters."
Financial markets and services Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would be happy to recommend Joel to any financial advisor or firm. He has a passion for helping that market that is unparalleled and he brings an incredible level of expertise regarding the specific, specialized legal needs that financial firms have."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joel is very professional, conscientious, and takes very seriously his commitment to each client. He has a strong background in the law and its practical application. Joel will work tirelessly in representing you, protecting your rights, and working toward a positive resolution in your case."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have referred several clients to Joel and they report outstanding results from Joel. I will continue referring clients to him."
Securities offerings Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Joel for many years when he was with NASD (n/k/a FINRA). Joel has a unique background in that he functioned both as an attorney and as an investigator while with FINRA. He is knowledgible and quick study. He is a hard nosed negotiator but is understanding when listening to a client's problem. I highly recommend Joel to anyone needing either a defense attorney or plaintiff's counsel."
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