Laurie Becker practices in the areas of corporate law, creditor rights and bankruptcy, commercial lending, public finance, and economic development.
Ms. Becker 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.
Ms. Becker 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).
Ms. Becker 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 Reviewand 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.
Active in her community, Ms. Becker 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.
· 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)
"Next Steps" Leadership Program Recognized
Chapin Middle School has named "Next Steps" as its Volunteer Group of the Year. Nexsen Pruet attorney Laurie Becker and Bank of America Senior Vice President, Marcia Benson, founded the leadership program in 2010 as a way to instill leadership and professionalism in middle school girls.
(Video) Nexsen Pruet Helps the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign
Nexsen Pruet attorneys and staffers volunteered their time to serve as bell ringers for The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign.
Middle School Girls Complete Leadership Program
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that a new group of middle schoolers have completed the Spring class of "Next Steps." Nexsen Pruet attorney, Laurie Becker, and Bank of America Vice President, Marcia Benson created the program.
Becker & Willis Profiled Following "Leadership In Law" Event
South Carolina Lawyers Weekly profiles Nexsen Pruet attorneys Laurie Becker and Marguerite Willis.
Becker & Willis to Receive "Leadership in Law" Awards
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that attorneys Laurie Becker and Marguerite Willis have been named 2011 "Leadership in Law" award winners by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly.
Nexsen Pruet Earns Designation as 'Midlands Green Business'
Nexsen Pruet has earned designation as a Midlands Green Business, joining other Columbia-area organizations that are committed to environmentally responsible practices in the workplace.
Nexsen Pruet: Only Law Firm Listed for North and South Carolina in "Trade Allies" Directory
The new edition of Southern Business & Development magazine features the "1st Annual Trade Allies Directory." Nexsen Pruet is the only law firm listed in both North and South Carolina.
Nexsen Pruet Elects Four New Members
Nexsen Pruet announced today that Laurie Becker, Jim Blair, Jamie Hedgepath and Dennis Lynch have been elected Members (partners) of the firm.
Nexsen Pruet Creates Distressed Property and Workout Practice Group
The new group will provide clients with resources, skills and experience to help navigate issues that emerge during periods of economic and financial uncertainty.
2010 South Carolina Bar Convention
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