- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Securities & Venture Capital
- Succession Planning
- Individuals & Families
- Corporate Business & Transactions
- Commercial Finance
- Municipal & State Government
|University ||Duke University, B.S., summa cum laude|
|Law School||Harvard University Law School, J.D., cum laude|
|Admitted||1977, Massachusetts; 1978, Connecticut|
|Memberships ||Connecticut Bar Association (Business Law Section; Executive Committee); American Bar Association (Business Law Section; Small Business Committee). |
|Born||New York, NY, March 17, 1951|
Henry Beck has broad experience in the fields of business and finance law. His practice concentrates on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, equity finance (venture capital, private placements, commercial-equity hybrids, and securities offerings), securities law compliance, business governance and equity holder affairs, intellectual property, e-business, business succession and estate planning, and general business and contract law.
Henry's practice often involves internationally focused transactions for midmarket clients with a global reach. He actively represents the firm on the ALFA International Law Practice Group and has moderated several ALFA International programs on merger and acquisition and distribution agreement topics. Henry regularly partners with his peers at other ALFA firms around the world to provide seamless and timely legal expertise that clients also find to be economical and efficient.
His legal ability and ethical standards have earned him an AV rating from the peer-reviewed legal directory, Martindale-Hubbell. Chambers USA has recognized Henry as a Notable Practitioner. He is also routinely selected both regionally and nationally to The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.
With prior experience as a hands-on business entrepreneur and CEO of a closely held business, Henry understands the practical as well as the legal aspects of running a business and the need for a rapid response time. He applies this business management perspective to the legal counsel he provides to clients in a wide range of businesses and industries.
A science major before law school, Henry maintains a keen interest in science and technology, both as an avocation and through is clientele. He is a former trustee, executive committee member and corporate secretary of the Science Center of Connecticut.
Henry serves as town counsel for the town of Columbia, Connecticut. He is a member of the Connecticut World Affairs Council. He formerly served as an appointee to the Secretary of State's Business Advisory Committee and as a member of the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce as the chair of its Small Business Counsel. Henry is the immediate past Chair of the Business Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and an active member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, where he sits on its Middle Market and Small Business Committee. He has served on the faculty of the ABA National Institute on Closely Held Businesses. Henry has published a number of scholarly articles which can be examined using one of the links below.
Henry's leadership has been recognized by his alma mater. He has received the Charles A. Duke Award for his dedicated service on the Executive Committee of the General Alumni Association of Duke University.
H & S Assists in International Intellectual Property Acquisition
Firm Assists Tech Company Raise Capital Utilizing Angel Investors
Firm Attorney Negotiates Agreements on Behalf of High Profile Clients for Performance Products for Athletes
Henry Beck Teams with ALFA International Indian Counterpart to Provide Counsel Regarding a Joint Venture
Firm Represents International Clients in Conjunction with ALFA International
Firm Counsels International Retailer in Contractual Matters
H & S and ALFA International Provide Counsel to an Internationally Expanding Computer Company
Firm Assists Manufacturer and its Subsidiaries in Refinancing
H & S Assists Regional Restaurant with Lease and Build to Suit Transaction
H & S Handles Risk Management Needs for Manufacturing Companies
H & S Assists In Acquisition And Introduction Of International Line
H & S Assists In International Expansion Endeavors
H & S Assists Client Close The True Sale Of $50 Million In Accounts Receivables To A Large Commercial Bank
H & S Provides Transactional Support to a Sporting and Athletic Goods Manufacturer Acquisitions
H & S Provides Transactional Support to a Sporting and Athletic Goods Manufacturer in Australian Acquisition Matter
SEC Takes JOBS Act Action
Henry Beck, Jr., 07/22/2013
Client Alert: Connecticut Bioscience Research Fund
H & S Client Alert, 06/28/2013
Where the Wild Things Are Taming Distribution Nightmares in M&A
CT Bar Journal, Vol:64 Special Issue (1990)
Small Business Alert: Congress Adopts JOBS Act
By: Henry Beck, Jr., 03/27/2012
Client Alert: Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010
H & S Client Alert, 12/27/2010
Amendments to the Connecticut Business Corporation Act
Corporate Briefing and CT Lawyer, Vol:8 (1997) no.1, 01/02/2005
Connecticut Business Law 1994: A Tour of a New Edifice, the Connecticut Business Corporation Act and a Brief Survey of the Business Law Landscape
CT Bar Journal, Vol:69 no.6, 07/16/1994
Connecticut Corporate Law in the Direction of the Year 2000
CT Bar Journal, Vol:64 Special Issue (1990), 07/16/1990
Connecticut Bar Association - Business Law Section (Executive Committee)
American Bar Association - Business Law Section (Small Business Committee)
Science Center of Connecticut (Trustee, Executive Committee Member and Corporate Secretary)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Connecticut Bioscience Research Fund
Henry M. Beck, August 21, 2013
By Public Act 13-239 (the “Act”), Connecticut’s legislature created a $200 million fund to spur bioscience research and development in the State. The Act will provide financial assistance to start-up companies and people who are making new discoveries in research and development...
SEC Takes JOBS Act Action
Henry M. Beck, August 21, 2013
On July 10, 2013, the SEC adopted a final rule passing amendments dictated by the JOBS Act. Such amendments lift the ban on general solicitation and general advertising for certain securities offerings under Rule 506 of Regulation D and Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933. The SEC also adopted...
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