Laurie Becker practices in the areas of corporate law, bankruptcy and creditor's rights, commercial lending, public finance, and economic development.
She works with both lenders and borrowers in all facets of a loan transaction - from negotiation of the original loan facilities, to refinancings and workout and forbearance agreements, to complex business reorganization plans in the bankruptcy context. She often is called upon by colleagues and clients to advise on UCC issues ranging from Article 2 Sales to Article 9 Secured Transactions.
Laurie also has an active opinion practice, often representing lenders in multi-state financing transactions as local counsel. Since 2006, Ms. Becker has served as a member of the Legal Opinion Ad-Hoc Committee of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Law Section of the South Carolina Bar, which Committee is responsible for drafting the State Report on Opinion Practice in South Carolina (expected to be published in 2011).
She holds a B.A. Degree, cum laude, in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Grove City College in Pennsylvania. She received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina where she was the Associate Editor in Chief of the South Carolina Law Review and a member of the National Moot Court Team, the Order of the Barristers, the Order of the Wig and Robe, and the Order of the Coif.
•South Carolina Bar - Corporate, Banking, and Securities Law Section, Chairperson
•Irmo Little League Board of Directors and Executive Committee member
•South Carolina Bar Legal Opinion Ad Hoc Committee of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Law Section (2006-present)
Outside Nexsen Pruet
Active in her community, Laurie currently serves on the Board of Directors for Irmo Little League, serves as pro bono legal counsel for the South Carolina Lions Charitable Services organization (an organization that provides financial support for various causes, notably services for the blind and sight impaired, as well as supporting mobile health screening units and hearing aid banks for citizens who are not eligible to receive assistance from other social agencies), and she is the Director and co-founder of the Next Steps leadership program - a program geared at teaching leadership skills to middle school girls in public schools in the Midlands.
•Nexsen Pruet Receives “Outstanding Middle School Business Partner” Award; Eighth Next Steps Class Graduates
April 30, 2014