Rebecca W. Geyer

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Carmel, Indiana

Rebecca W. Geyer & Associates, PC
Rebecca W. Geyer
Rebecca W. Geyer & Associates, PC

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Elder Law, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in Indiana since: 1999

Education: Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013

Rebecca W. Geyer & Associates, PC

11550 North Meridian Street
Suite 200
Carmel, IN 46032 Visit website

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           Rebecca W. Geyer is the founder of Rebecca W. Geyer & Associates, PC where her practice concentrates in estate planning, estate and trust administration, elder law, tax planning, and business services. A board certified Indiana trust and estate specialist* and a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Rebecca is also an adjunct professor of elder law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

             Rebecca completed her undergraduate degree at Indiana University, majoring in Political Science. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor in 1998 at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. An avid volunteer in both the legal community and the Indianapolis community at large, Rebecca often speaks and writes on estate planning and elder law topics, and annually provides pro bono legal services to individuals through her work with the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Albert and Sara Reuben Senior Resource and Community Center, and the Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County.

             As a frequent lecturer and seminar presenter, Rebecca has authored numerous seminars with ICLEF, ALI-CLE, ISBA, and IBA. Her recent presentations include “Estate Planning for Medicaid Benefits,” “Tips for Unwinding Irrevocable Trusts,” “Trust Decanting,” “Maximizing Social Security Benefits,” “Estate Planning with Retirement Plans,” “Alternatives to Guardianship,” and “Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples in Light of Obergefell and Dobbs.”

         Rebecca is Immediate Past Chair of the Indiana Chapter of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, served as 2023 President of the Indianapolis Bar Association, is Past President of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, former Chair of the Estate Planning and Administration Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association, former Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Indiana State Bar Association, and a Past President of the Indiana Section of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). She served on the Board of Governors of the Indiana State Bar Association from 2016-2018. In 2023, Rebecca was recognized as one of the 250 most influential business leaders in Indiana by the Indianapolis Business Journal. Since 2014, Rebecca has been named to the prestigious list of Super Lawyers® for estate planning, and has been designated as one of the top 50 attorneys in Indiana and one of the top 25 women lawyers in Indiana since 2016 by Law & Politics Magazine and Indianapolis Monthly. Since 2022, Super Lawyers® has recognized Rebecca as a top 10 attorney in Indiana. In 2018, Rebecca was recognized by the Indianapolis Bar Association for service to the profession, and was awarded the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Dr. John Morton Finney Award for Excellence in Legal Education in 2013.  Rebecca also volunteers in the community where she serves as President of the Congregation Beth-El Zedeck Foundation, Treasurer of the Indianapolis Section of the National Council of Jewish Women, and a member of the Public Policy Committee for CICOA.

             Rebecca’s professional memberships also include the Sagamore Inn of Court, Estate Planning and Administration Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Probate, Trust and Real Property Section and the Elder Law Section of the Indiana State Bar Association, the Indiana Probate Review Committee, Estate Planning Council of Indiana, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Rebecca was recognized as a distinguished fellow by the Indianapolis Bar Foundation in 2010.

             *Certified by the Indiana Trust and Estate Specialty Board

Practice areas

Estate Planning & Probate, Elder Law, Business/Corporate

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Contracts, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Limited Liability Companies, Living Wills, Partnership, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Trusts, Wills

  • 50% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 40% Elder Law
  • 10% Business/Corporate

First Admitted: 1999, Indiana

Professional Webpage: http://rgeyerlaw.com/about-us/rebecca-geyer/

Educational Background:
  • Indiana University, Major: Political Science 
Honors/Awards:
  • Named to the list of Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Estate planning by Law & Politics Magazine and Indianapolis Monthly, 2010-2013
  • Ranked #3 attorney in Indiana by Super Lawyers Magazine, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2023
  • Indiana NAELA Elder Law Attorney of the Year, 2016
  • 40 Under 40, Indianapolis Business Journal, 2014
  • Super Lawyer, 2014-2019 Recognized as one of Top 25 Women Lawyers in Indiana and as one of Top 50 Lawyers in Indiana by Super Lawyers since 2017
  • Dr. John Morton Finney Excellence in Legal Education, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2013
  • Distinguished fellow by the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, 2010
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Estate Planning for Boomers (October 2007)
  • Top Ten Tips for Understanding and Caring for Your Aging Parents (September 2007)
  • Debunking the Myths of Estate Planning and Elder Law (June 2007)
  • Probate: Beyond the Basics (May 2007)
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish for Paralegals (January 2007)
  • Adjunct professor, Elder law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • Estate Planning Under Our Guardianship Statutes
  • State Death Taxes
  • Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish for Paralegals (June 2009)
  • Fundamental Probate Procedures and Practice (May 2009)
  • Probate: Beyond the Basics (June 2008)
  • Advanced Estate Planning (May 2008)
  • Estate Planning Basics for New Parents (November 2007)
  • Debunking the Myths of Portfolio Management, Elder Law and Estate Planning (October 2007)
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Indiana Board Certified Trust and Estate Lawyer, 2007
  • Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estates Counsel
  • Re-Certified as  a Trust and Estate Specialist by the Indiana Trust and Estate Specialty Board, 2021
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Bar Leadership Series Committee, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2008
  • Shepherd's Center of Hamilton County, 2024
  • Volunteer - Shepherd's Center of Hamilton County, 2023
  • Volunteer Low Asset Will Project, Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Board Member, Abby Hunt Bryce Hospice, 2015
  • Volunteer Ask A Lawyer, Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana University Alumni Association, Member
  • Board Member, Carmel Clay Historical Society
  • Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, President, 2015
  • National Council of Jewish Women, Volunteer and Past President
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Recognized as one of the 250 most influential business leaders in Indiana by the Indianapolis Business Journal., 2023
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • President, Indianapolis  Bar Association, 2023
  • Sagamore Inn of Court - Barrister, 2024
  • Indiana State Chair - American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, 2023
  • American Bar Association - Real Property, Probate & Trust Section, Senior Law Section
  • Member of the Board of Governors of the Indiana State Bar Association, 2016
  • Bar Leadership Series Commite (2009)
  • Indiana State Bar Association - Elder Law Section, Probate, Trust and Real Property Section
  • Secretary, Elder Law Section of Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indiana Probate Review Committee
  • Bar Leadership Series IV, 2006
  • Indianapolis Bar Association - Estate Planning and Administration Section, Taxation Section, Family Law Section, Women in the Law Division
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation, President, 2018
  • Hamilton County Bar Association, Estate Planning Council of Indiana
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys - Indiana Section, President

Office location for Rebecca W. Geyer

11550 North Meridian Street
Suite 200
Carmel, IN 46032

Phone: 317-973-4555

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