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Rebecca Wrock Named Chair Elect of SBM Animal Law Section

October 19, 2023

Varnum partner Rebecca Wrock was recently voted to the Chair Elect position of the State Bar of Michigan’s Animal Law Section.

The Animal Law Section provides education, information and analysis about issues of concern through meetings, seminars, public service programs, and publication of a newsletter. Wrock has been an active member of the section for several years, most recently serving as a member of the Section Council.

Wrock is a member of Varnum’s Estate Planning Team where her practice includes all aspects of estate planning and estate settlement including tax planning, cottage law, charitable gifts, business succession, long-term care and prenuptial agreements. She has a unique focus on crafting trusts for animal companions (pets). She frequently speaks and writes on this topic for community groups, law students and other lawyers.

Wrock is a certified Animal Friendly Attorney™, signifying verifiable work on behalf of animals, and is a member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. She serves on the boards of Attorneys for Animals and Barn Sanctuary.

In addition to the Animal Law Section, Wrock is a member of the Council for the Probate & Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan. She is also a member of the Animal Law section of the Florida Bar.

Wrock is a frequent writer and presenter on a variety of estate planning issues including Estate Planning for Athletes (ICLE 2023); Draft a Cottage Trust: How-To Kit (ICLE 2023); Drafting Pet Trusts: Top Tips in Ten Minutes (ICLE 2023) and Pet Trusts (Michigan Humane Society, 2023).

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