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.
Patrick W. Suffern, CPA, CLU is a Principal and Shareholder of Becker Suffern McLanahan. Pat received a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University in 1981. From 1982 to 1991, he practiced in the Tax Department of KPMG Peat Marwick in New Orleans where his primary responsibilities included Employee Benefits Consulting, Estates, Trusts and Personal Financial Planning.
Brian P. Becker AIF® is a Principal and Shareholder of Becker Suffern McLanahan. His current responsibilities include Marketing and Director of Executive and Corporate Benefits. Brian is a qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table and Northshore Estate Planning Council. Brian received his MBA from the University of New Orleans in 1991 and his B.S. in Economics/Finance from Southern Methodist University in 1989. From 1991 through 1996, he was an Assistant Vice President in the Commercial Lending Group at First National Bank of Commerce.
Timothy McLanahan, CLU, ChFC, AEP is a Principal and Shareholder of Becker Suffern McLanahan. Tim has studied extensively in the general field of Estate Planning obtaining his Chartered Life Underwriter degree and Chartered Financial Consultant degree. Additionally, he has been designated as an Accredited Estate Planner.
Tim is a graduate of Tulane University receiving his Bachelors of Science degree in Management. He currently serves on the Archdiocese of New Orleans School System Financial Advisory Board, Girl Scouts of Southeast Louisiana Finance Committee, and the Academy of the Sacred Heart Finance Committee.