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Estate Planning Attorney

Rebecca is a member of the Estate Planning Practice Team. She advises clients on all aspects of estate planning and trusts, including probate avoidance, asset protection, special purpose trusts and elder law matters including Medicaid, veterans and special needs planning.

In addition to her law degree, Rebecca holds a Tax LL.M., which allows her to provide an additional level of knowledge critical to estate planning matters. She also has unique focus and experience in planning for companion animals (pet trusts) and has been recognized for her contribution to legal education in this area by the Animal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Wrock at 734/372-2914 or rkwrock@varnumlaw.com

Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

DBusiness©, Notable Women in Nonprofits, 2018

Hour Detroit© magazine, Top Attorneys: Outstanding Young Women Lawyers in Michigan, since 2017

Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Up & Coming Lawyer, 2018

Michigan Super Lawyers®, Rising Star, Estate Planning and Probate, since 2016

Professional Affiliations

Florida Bar: Animal Law Section; Elder Law Section; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; Out of State Division

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

State Bar of Michigan: Animal Law Section, Section Council, Legislative and Awards Committees; Elder Law and Disability Rights Section; Intellectual Property Law Section; Probate and Estate Planning Section, Community Property Trusts Committee

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan: Oakland Chapter; Washtenaw County Chapter

Community Involvement

Animal Legal Defense Fund

Attorneys for Animals: vice president; Board member

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements

Presentations

"Estate Planning for Millennials," ICLE 59th Annual Probate and Estate Planning Institute (2019)

"Pet Trusts and Pet Planning" (2019 series)

"Planning for Pets," ICLE 58th Annual Probate and Estate Planning Institute (2018)

"Six Feet Over, Six Feet Under: A Panel Discussion on the Rights of the Dying and Mourning" (2017)

"Protect Your Pet's Future" (2017-2019 series)

Publications

Certifications and Accreditations

Certifications and Accreditations

Animal Friendly Attorney™, 2018

Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) and State Bar of Michigan, certificate of completion in the areas of probate and estate planning

United States Department of Veterans Affairs, accredited attorney

Education

University of Alabama School of Law
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
LL.M., Taxation, cum laude, 2016

Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, Michigan
J.D., 2014

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.S., 2010

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Florida state courts
  • All Michigan state courts
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