Rebekah G. Strickland is a principal of Lefkoff, Duncan, Grimes, McSwain & Hass, P.C. Becky concentrates her practice in estate planning, estate administration and tax exempt organizations.
Becky works closely with her clients to analyze their personal and financial estate planning goals and to develop a plan to achieve those goals. She then prepares wills, trust agreements and other legal documents to implement that plan through the use of sophisticated estate planning techniques.
Becky also has extensive experience in establishing nonprofit tax exempt organizations and in advising those organizations regarding a variety of tax, organizational and operational issues. A special area of expertise involves advising clients and assisting them in accomplishing their long-term charitable giving goals through the establishment and operation of a private family foundation.
Becky was admitted to practice in Georgia in 1985. She was a law clerk to the Honorable Charles Clark, then Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1985-1986). Before joining Lefkoff, Duncan, Becky practiced in the areas of estate planning and tax exempt organizations with the Atlanta firm of Kilpatrick & Cody (1986-1994), now Kilpatrick Stockton. Becky is a member of the Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. She also is a member of Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, through which she does pro bono work for various arts organizations.
Becky received her undergraduate degree (1978) in English, with high honor, from Agnes Scott College, where she was a member of Mortar Board and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her law degree (1985), magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia, where she was a Notes Editor of the Georgia Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.