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Laura Gold Becker has been practicing law in Connecticut since earning her Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law in 1986. Ms. Becker graduated with distinction from Cornell University in 1982, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies.
In addition to concentrating her practice in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors' rights, commercial collections and foreclosures; commercial construction; commercial litigation, and mediation, Ms. Becker currently serves as a foreclosure Committee on behalf of the Hartford Superior Court, and is a panel arbitrator/mediator for the American Dispute Resolution Center.
Prior to becoming a Member of Becker Law Offices, LLC, Ms. Becker was Of-Counsel at Baer Marks & Upham, LLC and a Partner at Winick & Rich, P.C., two New York law firms for which she served as the Connecticut office managing attorney, while maintaining her practice in the areas set forth above.
In the early years of her practice, Ms. Becker also worked for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy Trustee. During those years, and for several years thereafter, she represented not only the Trustee, but also Chapter 7, 11 and 13 debtors, creditors' committees and secured and unsecured creditors. Today, however, she limits her bankruptcy practice to representing secured and unsecured creditors, and trustees.
Originally from New York, Ms. Becker has lived in Connecticut for more than 30 years. During that time, she has served the community in a variety of ways, including by delivering Meals on Wheels, reading to elementary and preschool children as a literacy volunteer, and volunteering for Gifts of Love, which provides food, clothing, and other living essentials to the working poor. She is currently a volunteer at Dog Star Rescue, helping to place homeless dogs in their forever homes. Ms. Becker is also currently President and a member of the Board of Directors of the North Central Area Agency on Aging, which provides for services to needy elderly and disabled persons and their caregivers.
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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.
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