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Lawrence has been a surety attorney for over 30 years. All associates who work with him at Becker & Becker Attorneys at Law of Albany do well at keeping in touch with clients. They're tenacious and go in depth to understand your case. Bankruptcy attorneys are usually difficult to get hold of, but not Lawrence. He's easily accessible.

Lawrence E. Becker


Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, New York

  • J.D. - 1979

  • Law Review: Albany Law Review, Member, 1977

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

  • B.A. - 1967

  • Major: History

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90% of practice devoted to litigation

  • New York, 1980

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1987

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1980

  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1983

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1989

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of New York, 1980

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of New York, 2000

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York, 1989

Litigation Percentage

Bar Admissions

Representative Cases

  • Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co. v. Crow & Sutton Associates, Inc., 172 Fed. Appx. 382, 2006 WL 760146; C.A.2 (N.Y.) (2nd Cir. 2006)

  • Culinary Institute of America v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co., 151 A.D.2d 638, 542 N.Y.S.2d 705, N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. (Ap. Div. 2nd Dept 1989)

  • Tri-City Elec. Co., Inc. v. People, 63 N.Y.2d 969, 473 N.E.2d 240, 483 N.Y.S.2d 990 (NYS Court of Appeals 1984)

Representative Clients

  • Travelers Casualty & Surety Company

  • Colonial Surety Company

  • Utica Mutual Insurance Company

Classes and Seminars

Lectures on surety and construction matters, Various

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 1980 - Present

  • American Bar Association, Forum Committee on the Construction Industry

  • American Bar Association, Fidelity and Surety Committee

  • American Bar Association, Torts and Insurance Practice Section

  • Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association, Member

  • New York State Bar Association, Construction Section

  • Albany County Bar Association

  • Capitol District Bankruptcy Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

McClung Peters and Simon, 1979 - 1989

Pro Bono Activities

  • Various not-for-profit boards

  • Various pro bono cases

Fraternities and Sororities

Phi Kappa Tau

  • Surety

  • Fidelity

  • Construction

  • Bankruptcy

  • Real Estate

Areas of Practice

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