Rebecca S. Manicone

She | Her | Hers


Washington, D.C.
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For more than 25 years, Becky Manicone’s private wealth practice has focused on creating tax-efficient, values-based legacy plans for high net worth families and business owners. From corporate executives and entrepreneurs to nontraditional couples and families with complex dynamics, Becky strives for practical solutions to the tax and non-tax problems associated with the transmission of wealth. She’s committed to cultivating multi-generational legacy plans that incorporate family values and facilitate intra-family dialogue.

In designing and implementing personal legacy and business succession plans, Becky encourages her clients to uncover the deeper motivations that initially led them to engage in the legacy planning process. She transforms intricate tasks into efficient processes, and provides clarity to complex planning techniques to create practical tax efficient solutions that convey family values, incentivize junior family members and preserve family harmony.

Her diverse planning techniques include traditional estate planning tools such as wills, revocable trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts and irrevocable life insurance trusts, as well as more complex planning techniques, such as sales to intentionally defective grantor trusts structured as dynasty trusts for the benefit of future generations, family limited partnerships, buy-sell arrangements and private family foundations.

She’s proud to be a partner in BakerHostetler’s Private Wealth Group where the legacy planning process is unique in its multi-disciplinary and interactive approach .


  • Successful families and business succession: The practice group provides a pragmatic, holistic and multi-generational approach. Clients typically receive a document-driven, episodic and transactional engagement with their law firm. BakerHostetler instead offers a proprietary four-step process to develop and manage family legacies, culminating in a family summit.
  • Family offices: Using BakerHostetler's technology backbone, the practice group provides much more than trust agreements and Wills. They offer consulting advice using benchmarking and active management (rather than a passive approach).
  • Life insurance and investment management industries: The practice group serves as an industry bellwether, offering predictions into the future and lobbying, legislative and case updates with what’s trending, field training and advice, case design and transferable business ideas. Their unique vantage point gives them an edge.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • Chambers HNW: Private Wealth Law in Washington, D.C. (2022)
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent


  • Washington, D.C. Estate Planning Council: 2014 to present
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals, National Capital Chapter (2000 to present)
    • Past President (2007 to 2008)
    • Board Member (2005 to 2008)


  • Creative Cauldron: Board Member (2016 to present)
  • Washington Women's Leadership Initiative: Board Member (2018)


  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia


  • LL.M., Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, 1998
  • J.D., Columbus School of Law, 1996; Catholic University Law Review, Member
  • B.S., Georgetown University, 1993