Professionals

Profile

Alan Becker is a partner in the Business Services and Public Offerings and Securities Regulation Groups, assisting clients with many types of corporate and financial transactions, including forming business entities and structuring their ownership arrangements, raising capital from third parties, and buying, selling and combining businesses. He also assists clients with women-owned and minority-owned businesses (MBE/WBEs) certifications. A summa cum laude graduate of Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Bloomington, Alan served as a note editor of Volume 56 of the Indiana Law Journal. During his career, Alan has helped companies raise over $7.4 billion in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, has assisted in the purchase and sale of companies worth over $1.5 billion and has worked on the organizational documents of hundreds of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and other entities. Alan also assisted in drafting legislation to allow the creation of limited liability companies in Indiana and serves on the Indiana Business Law Survey Commission, advising the state legislature on laws affecting Indiana businesses and proposing legislative changes.

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Bloomington (J.D. summa cum laude, 1981)
Indiana University – Bloomington (B.S. summa cum laude, 1978)

Honors / Awards

Best Lawyers® 2020 Indianapolis Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers® 2014, 2016 and 2019 Indianapolis Securities/Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year; Best Lawyers® 2013 and 2015 Indianapolis Corporate Governance Lawyer of the Year; listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Corporate Compliance Law and Corporate Governance Law (2007-2020) and in Banking and Finance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, and Securitization and Structured Finance Law (2009, 2011-2020); Indiana Super Lawyers® 2010 (Securities & Corporate Finance); AV® Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell; National Registry of Who’s Who® (life member); United States Junior Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Chapter (vice president, 1996); Order of the Coif; Phi Beta Kappa

Representative Matters

• Represented the founders of a bio-energy company in an offering to raise seed capital
• Represented a real estate developer in the formation of an investment limited partnership and syndication of an office building
• Represented a public company in numerous offerings of common stock, preferred stock and public debt
• Represented a company in the acquisition of other businesses throughout the Midwest
• Represented the founders of a venture capital fund in the preparation of fund documents
• Represented a multiple franchisee in private offerings to raise expansion capital
• Represented the owners of a company being formed as a woman-owned business enterprise
• Represented the owners of a business in a restructuring to allow venture financing
• Represented an investment pool in raising equity financing and then investing in multiple low-income housing credit partnerships
• Represented the owner of a business in a reorganization to permit granting of profits interests to employees
• Represented a manufacturer in the preparation of supply and equity participation agreements with customers

Appearances / Publications

Alan has lectured on numerous aspects of business transaction and financing practice for the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, as well as for bar associations at seminars and conferences, and has authored various articles in legal and professional publications, on topics including:

Five Questions to Ask Before Offering an Employee an Interest in Your Company
• Investment securities under the Uniform Commercial Code
• Hot Tips in Securities Law
• Choosing Business Entities
• Limited Liability Companies
• Avoiding Problems under Federal and State Securities Laws
• Partnerships and Limited Partnerships

Appointments / Memberships

Indiana University Mauer School of Law (adjunct professor, 2012-2020); About Special Kids (president and secretary 2011-2012, board chair 2014-2016, board of directors 2008-2019); Robin’s Nest of Indy, Inc. (vice president, secretary, treasurer and board member, 2010-present); Greater Lawrence Chamber of Commerce (board of directors 2020); American Bar Association; Indiana State Bar Association; Indianapolis Bar Association; former member of Indiana Securities Division Advisory Committee, Limited Liability Company Task Force and Drafting Committee; Indiana Business Law Survey Commission (chair 2020); Indiana State Liaison to Corporate Laws Committee of the American Bar Association Business Law Section

Admissions

Indiana