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Brian S. Becker

Partner

(860) 233-3615 (direct dial)

 

Brian S. Becker has been practicing law in Connecticut since earning his Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law in 1987. Mr. Becker graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Economics and History. Presently, his principal areas of practice include business bankruptcy, commercial litigation, contract negotiations, and transactional matters in corporate and financial areas.

 

Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Becker practiced in the areas of business bankruptcy, and commercial and corporate law. He has represented: (i) secured creditors, unsecured creditors' committees and corporate debtors (both privately held and public) in workouts and bankruptcy proceedings; (ii) lending institutions and borrowers in asset-based loan transactions; and (iii) sellers and buyers in sales and acquisitions of businesses.

 

In 1995 Mr. Becker joined the Law Department at The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. He began his career at The Hartford handling mergers and acquisitions and overseeing the legal aspects of the international operations of the life company. Over the years, Mr. Becker rose through the organization and, in 2002, became Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Director of Corporate Law and Corporate Secretary of The Hartford's parent company. In that capacity, he supervised and assisted in: (i) negotiating and documenting all types of transactions, domestic and international, including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures; (ii) preparing and filing proxy statements, Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K, and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; (iii) creating and implementing corporate policies to comply with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002; (iv) keeping corporate records and board minutes; (v) negotiating license, consulting and other agreements; and (vi) handling other corporate matters as they arose.

 

A lifelong Hartford area resident, Mr. Becker has served in various volunteer capacities over the years including driving for Meals on Wheels, coaching in Youth Sports Leagues, and reading as a literacy volunteer. He also served as a member of the West Hartford Housing Code Board of Appeals from 1989-1993 and as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Connecticut Bar Association Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section's Bankruptcy Bulletin (1992 - 1995). Mr. Becker served as State Representative for the 19th Assembly District, composed of parts of Avon, Farmington and West Hartford, from 2011-2017.

 

Currently, Mr. Becker serves as a board member and executive committee member of the Jewish Community Relations Council. Additionally, he is an Honorary Director of Foodshare, Inc., the area's regional food bank, having served on its Board of Directors for nine years, including time as an officer on its Executive Committee and as Chair of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.


Practice Areas:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
  • Business Law and Transactions
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Law

 

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut – all courts
  • United States District Court
    for the District of Connecticut
  • United States District Court
    for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court
    for the Eastern District of New York

Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association
    • Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Executive Committee, 1991 - 1995

 

Education

  • Boston University, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, BA