Georgetown University Law Center
Duke University School of Law
Durham, North Carolina
J.D., with honors
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.A., with highest distinction
All Michigan state courts
Estate Planning Attorney
Rebecca is a partner with the Estate Planning Team. She counsels high-net-worth individuals and families in all personal legal matters, including sophisticated tax and estate planning, philanthropy, real estate and business succession.
With a wealth of experience in tax controversy, she guides clients through various challenges pertaining to income tax, estate tax, and gift tax audits. She has also provided invaluable support in navigating complex valuation matters, securing private letter rulings, and overseeing tax appeals.
Rebecca has unique expertise in the field of art law, specializing in a diverse range of areas such as art transactions, including purchase, sale, consignment, and collection management. Her expertise also extends to crucial aspects like insurance, appraisal, charitable donations, attribution, cultural heritage property, and customs compliance.
In addition, Rebecca has comprehensive knowledge in the establishment and ongoing legal counsel for foundations and public charities, including a deep understanding of intricate charitable structures.
Rebecca is licensed to practice in New York and California, in addition to Michigan. She has significant experience with multi-jurisdictional estate planning and strategies to minimize state estate and gift tax.
Honors and Recognitions
Best Lawyers in America®, Tax Law, 2013 – 2023
DBusiness Top Lawyers, 2014 – 2015
Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2017
Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2008 – 2010
State Bar of Michigan
California Bar Association
New York Bar Association
Financial & Estate Planning Council of Detroit
Duke University Alumni Association
Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Junior Council, Board of Directors, Robert H. Tannahill Society
HAVEN, Board of Directors