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John R Becker

Estate planning Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

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JOHN R. BECKER is a partner in the firm. John’s practice is a general practice within the estate planning and estate administration area. This includes estate planning for clients of moderate means, to sophisticated estate planning for high net worth clients. His practice includes all aspects of estate planning and trust administration, including post-death tax planning. In addition, John represents buyers and sellers in art transactions.

John often speaks at programs for professionals and has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Arizona State University College of Law since 1993. He has been published in several legal and tax journals.

John received a B.A. degree from University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 1980. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree, Magna Cum Laude, in 1987 from Arizona State University College of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. John received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1988, while working as a Graduate Editor of the Tax Law Review. He earned his C.P.A. from the State of Nebraska in 1980 (Silver Certificate Award). John is a Certified Tax Law Specialist and a Certified Estate and Trust Law Specialist with the State Bar of Arizona.

John is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; a Member of Arizona State Bar Association; former Director and President (2006-2007) of the Central Arizona Estate Planning Council; and is listed in the Best Lawyers of America, Trusts & Estates, and Super Lawyers.

As an avid supporter of the arts, John enjoys collecting books (all interests, including artist monographs and architecture), paintings and antiques. John is also a loyal Nebraska football enthusiast, and the proud owner of three beloved Norwich terriers Becket, Kensington, and Mick.  (“Winston” November 1999 – November 2015; “Thatcher” November 2000 – January 2017.)

Licensed for 35 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 12/21/2022

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Becker and House, PLLC
7025 East Greenway Parkway Suite 800
Scottsdale, AZ, 85254


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Posted by anonymous | December 24, 2014
Outstanding Lawyer
We have known John Becker since 2012. During this time he drafted a comprehensive trust to include a generational plan, wills and healthcare proxies in a very timely manner for a reasonable fee. He has also rendered services for other members of our extended family. He is extremely competent, knowledgeable, meticulous and detailed oriented. Furthermore, he performs with integrity and the best interest of his clients in mind which extends to his professional, friendly and client oriented staff. We highly recommend John Becker.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2009
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I've used John Becker for estate advice. He handled my concerns very well and he was usually fairly responsive.


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  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1988
  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1980


  • Central Arizona Estate Planning Council
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Central Arizona Estate Planning Council
  • President
  • 2006 - 2007


  • Lawyer of the Year - Trusts and Estates, Scottsdale
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Lawyer of the Year - Trusts and Estates, Scottsdale
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Lawyer of the Year - Trusts and Estates, Scottsdale
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Scottsdale, AZ
  • Super Lawyers
  • N/A
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  • Chandler Independent News,
  • Arizona Estate Planning Considerations
  • 2000
  • Giving Counsel, Arizona Community Foundation
  • Risky Business: Avoid Negotiating Sales of Appreciated Assets Before Making Charitable Gifts
  • 1999
  • The Journal of Real Estate Taxation
  • The Federal Income Tax Consequences of Foreclosures and Repossessions
  • 1991
  • Taxation for Lawyers
  • Tax Consequences of the Financing and Purchase of a Residence After TAMRA
  • 1989
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Scottsdale Estate planning Lawyer John R Becker
John R Becker
Estate planning Attorney
Scottsdale, AZ
Licensed for 35 years