John D. Becker, CLU, AEP 

We have some very sad news to share with you. Our founder, John Becker, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021.  We have lost the bedrock of our firm, and the community has lost a tremendous human being. We have all lost a dear friend and wonderful mentor. John leaves behind a firm that only he could have built and one in which his spirit will live forever.  John created a culture that stressed the importance of serving our most valuable resource – our clients. He instilled a legacy of care and continuity in our firm that began years ago and will continue for decades into the future. We will miss him.

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John D. Becker, CLU, AEP is the Founder and a Shareholder of Becker Suffern McLanahan. John founded the firm in 1961. His clients benefit from his 50 years of professional experience. John is nationally recognized as one of the leading experts in estate planning and wealth transfer. John is a life and qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table and a Member of the New Orleans Estate Planning Council. He is also well known from his involvement in civic and community causes including serving on the boards of the Catholic Foundation, Christian Health Ministries Foundation, Metropolitan Crime Commission, Greater New Orleans Foundation and as a member of the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of New Orleans among many others. John received his B.S. in Physics in 1961 from Loyola University.