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Rudy D. Beck, Attorney

Rudy D. Beck practices primarily in the areas of estate planning and elder law.  As a result, he typically deals with  Medicaid planning, asset protection planning, long-term care crisis planning,  probate and trust administration, guardianships, the preparation of living trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, asset protection trusts, the formation of family limited partnerships, limited liability companies and  insurance trusts, and applications for VA Aid & Attendance benefits and Medicaid Benefits. 

Mr. Beck frequently presents seminars to other attorneys and to the general public concerning VA Aid & Attendance benefits and Medicaid Benefits, the use of trusts for asset protection planning purposes and the growing importance of Elder Law as an area of legal practice. 

Mr. Beck is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).  Mr. Beck received his BA degree from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois in 1971 and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in May of 1974, and upon recommendation of the School of Law he was recognized in “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” in 1974.

After serving as a 1st  Lieutenant in the United States Army, he began his private practice in St. Charles, Missouri in December of 1974.  Through April of 1975 to April of 1977, Mr. Beck was elected and served as  City Attorney for the City of St. Charles, Missouri and at the same time, started to build his private practice.

Over the years, Mr. Beck has been actively engaged in his community by serving as a member and board member of the St. Charles Kiwanis Club and as chair of its Scholarship Committee, by serving for over 35 years as a board member, and two years as President of the Boys and Girls Club of St. Charles County, as charter board member of St. Charles Crime Stoppers, as President of the Alumni Association of the University of Missouri School of Law, as a member of the Endowment Committee for Duchesne High School, by serving on the Governmental Affairs Committee of the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce, by serving as a member of the Administrative Advisory Committee for the St. Louis Catholic Archdiocese and being involved in numerous other community service projects.  Mr. Beck was voted the Boys & Girls Club Man of the Year for 2002, and received the Champion of Older American Awards presented by SSM Healthcare System.  In 2002 he was also elected to the Board of Directors for the Missouri chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and served as its Treasurer for the 2005-2006 year and president for 2008-2009 fiscal years.  In April of 2005 Mr. Beck was selected for membership in the American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law Attorneys (AATEELA). Mr. Beck is the co-founder of two national organizations, Veterans Advocates Group of America (VAGA) and Elder Care USA and co-authored a book "Don't Go Broke in a Nursing Home" in 2011.

 

Education:


B.A Knox College, 1970
J.D. University of Missouri-Columbia, 1973

Areas of Practice:

Veterans Benefits
Estate Planning
Advanced Estate Planning
Medicaid Planning

Probate & Trust Administration
Asset Protection
Life Care Planning
Family Business Planning
Special Needs Planning

Honors, Memberships, and Publications:

  • Boys and Girls club of St. Charles County, -37 years as board member & 2 yrs. as President & Man of the year award 2002.
  • St. Charles Kiwanis Club -Member and Board Member & Chair of its Scholarship Committee.
  • St. Charles Crime Stoppers - Charter Board Member.
  • University of Missouri School of Law - President of Alumni Association.
  • Duchesne High School - Member of the Endowment Committee.
  • St. Charles Chamber of Commerce - Member & past member of the Governmental Affairs Committee.
  • St. Louis Catholic Archdiocese - Served as the chairman and member of the Administrative Advisory Committee.
  • SSM Healthcare - Received the Champion of Older American Awards.
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) in Missouri - 2002 Board of Directors, Treasurer for 2005 - 2006 and President for 2008-2009.
  • American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law Attorneys (AATEELA) - Member since 2005.
  • Veterans Advocates Group of America (VAGA) - Co-founder.
  • ElderCareUsa - Co-founder.
  • Army - Ist Lieutenant 1973.
  • City Attorney for the City of St. Charles - April 1975 thru April 1977.
  • Tri County United Way - Board Member.
  • Cardinal Glennon - Member of Endowment Committee.
  • Named to Fifty Professionals Over Fifty of St. Charles County.
  • Community Living - Professionl Advisory Board.
  • Probate & Elder - Law comittee - Member.
  • Co- Author - Don't Go Broke In a Nursing Home.