Laurie A. Becker: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Laurie A. Becker

Columbia,  SC  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Corporate Law
  • Banking and Finance
  • Real Estate Law
University Grove City College in Pennsylvania, B.A., 1993
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina, J.D., 1998
Admitted1998, South Carolina and North Carolina

Civic & Professional Memberships

•North Carolina State Bar
•South Carolina Bar
•South Carolina Economic Development Association
•South Carolina Lions Charitable Services (General Counsel and ex officio board member)
•Columbia Lions Club (member and past Vice President)
•Irmo Little League, Board of Directors; Executive Committee member


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 wrote the State Report on Opinion Practice in South Carolina ( published in the summer of 2015 ).

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.

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Related News

Nexsen Pruet Receives “Outstanding Middle School Business Partner” Award; Eighth Next Steps Class Graduates
April 30, 2014
Nexsen Pruet Recognizes 18 Middle School Girls; Celebrates 10th Next Steps Class
May 5, 2015

Related Insights

The South Carolina Third Party Legal Opinion Report
August 4, 2015

Next Steps

Each semester of the public school year, Laurie speaks to participants of Next Steps classes. The program provides female role models for young ladies and its success resulted in Nexsen Pruet being named “Outstanding Middle School Business Partner” by District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties.

The South Carolina Third Party Legal Opinion Report

Laurie was on the Legal Opinion Ad-Hoc Committee of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Law Section of the South Carolina Bar which published its report in the summer of 2015.


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The South Carolina Third Party Legal Opinion Report
Laurie A. Becker, August 5, 2015
Lawyers are frequently asked to deliver legal opinions in a variety of business, corporate and commercial transactions to third parties who are not the lawyer¿s client in the transaction.
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Laurie A. Becker

1230 Main Street, Suite 700
ColumbiaSC 29201


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