Michael Becker, J.D., CDP
Elder Law Attorney
I am originally from Long Island, New York. My family moved to rural South Carolina in 2013. While I have been in the south longer than I have been up north, you can still find me cheering for my local baseball and hockey teams: New York Mets and New York Islanders.
I attended Presbyterian College for my undergraduate degree in Political Science. It is also where I met my beautiful wife, Erin. We dated for 7 years before deciding to tie the knot in October of 2017.
My wife and I are happy to begin this new chapter of our lives, at the beautiful coast of North Carolina. We fell in love with the area after many visits to Ocean Isle Beach and Wilmington. We are excited to finally be here, and are looking forward to seeing what the coast has to offer.
Looking forward to meeting and working with all of you!
I received my bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Presbyterian College and received my Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Charlotte School of Law. I am currently licensed to practice in South Carolina, North Carolina, United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, and the United States Tax Court.
Prior to joining the Elder Law & Life Care Planning Center, I worked as an attorney in Charlotte, where I gained experience in the field of Tax Resolution. I negotiated installment agreements, settlements, and the like with the IRS and the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
Within the past year, my family was hit hard with the loss of my grandfather. Leading up the time of his passing, I personally saw what a burden it can be for your family to be caught off guard by a sudden decline in health.
This is especially difficult when you have a family member has a medical condition that affects mental processes, like my late grandfather who had dementia. When you have family members with medical concerns, it makes the life planning process that much more difficult. Depending on the individual, they may not want to share this disability or know how to address the disability. This can lead to misunderstandings among family members.
Seeing my family interact with my grandfather’s dementia showed me the importance of being proactive. It cemented for me, my desire to help other families in similar positions so they will be adequately prepared and not have to experience some of the pitfalls that can occur when plans are not properly made.
I am excited to join the Elder Law & Life Care Planning Center and bringing the experiences I have gained in the Tax Resolution field to the Elder Law & Life Care Planning Center to help protect your loved ones.