Jonathan E. Becker
Jonathan Becker is an attorney at Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C., in Media, Pennsylvania. Jonathan graduated with an A.B. in Political Science from Syracuse University, earned his J.D. from Ohio Northern University College of Law, where he was a member of the Willis Society and the Law Review, and earned Advocate of the Year honors, and received his LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School. Jonathan has been practicing law for over twenty years, most recently serving as Senior Trust Counsel to Commonwealth Trust Company in Delaware since 2012.
Jonathan’s practice focuses primarily upon the areas of estate planning, estate & trust administration, complex trust and tax issues, and entails the review, drafting, modification and implementation of overall estate plans, wills, and a wide array of trusts. His experience working in both private practice and with an institutional trustee give him a unique perspective on the resolution of issues arising in complex trust administration and fiduciary matters, and has allowed him the opportunity to work with hundreds of attorneys in crafting appropriate trust language, transactional structures and practical solutions to tax issues.
Jonathan is admitted to the Bars of the Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, the District of Columbia, Tax Court and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has been recognized as a Top Attorney in Pennsylvania in the areas of Estate Planning and Probate for the past seven years by Philadelphia Magazine, and previously as ‘Best Tax Attorney by Main Line Today. Jonathan is a past President of the Media Rotary Club, and lives in Drexel Hill, with his wife Mary Beth and daughter Audrey.
“When I was sued for a significant amount of money and assets, I retained Eckell Sparks. They developed a comprehensive litigation strategy to give me the best chance of success. They were easy to get a hold of, fair with billing, and kept me regularly informed and up to date on how my case was proceeding. When we were unable to achieve a fair settlement, my lawyer was confident in taking the case to trial. In the courtroom, they were strong, articulate and persuasive. After two days of trial, we achieved a very favorable verdict and made out even better than our last settlement offer.”
“I could not be happier with the experience I had with Eckell Sparks. My attorney walked me through the process of my discrimination suit step by step and held my hand the whole time. I had no prior experience with anything like this and they answered every one of my questions without all the fancy legal jargon. They were always accessible to me whenever I had concerns or thought of something that could be useful. From our first meeting to the last hearing, they were absolutely wonderful. This firm helped me through an awful experience with my previous employer and fought for me and what I deserved to the end. They talked me through every aspect in a way that was comfortable and like talking to an old friend. If I had to do the entire lawsuit over again, I would go with this firm.”
“I would feel very confident with this firm’s representation should I have any future matter, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for strong, quality representation.”
Areas of Practice
- Estate Administration
- Estate Planning
- Estate Litigation
Admitted to Practice
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Maryland Bar Association
- Virginia Bar Association
- Ohio Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Tax Court of the United States
- Supreme Court of the United States
- Syracuse University, A.B. in Political Science
- Ohio Northern University College of Law, Juris Doctorate
- Georgetown University Law School, LL.M. in Taxation