Richard L. Becker

Richard L. Becker

Associate
Location:
Lafayette, Louisiana
Phone:
800-752-1494
800-783-7286
337-446-2407
337-446-2419
Fax:
337-235-1748
Email:

Richard L. Becker has been practicing law for over forty (40) years. During that time he has practiced in Washington D.C., California and Louisiana. Mr. Becker has been located in Lafayette, Louisiana from 1981 through present. He is currently the senior member of the law firm of Becker & Herbert, LLC, Lafayette, Louisiana. He is also a principal in American Title Company, L.L.C., a title agency representing national underwriters including Fidelity National Title Insurance Company and its affiliates and First American Title Insurance Company.

Mr. Becker's practice areas have included real estate transactions (acquisition, sale, financing development) commercial business transactions (entity formation, sales and acquisitions of businesses, shareholders agreements, strategic business management plans), commercial lease transactions (shopping center leases, office building leases, ground leases), land use and zoning and governmental law.

Mr. Becker has held the following positions during his practice years:

Vice President/ General Counsel- De Franceaux Realty Group (Washington, D.C. based national commercial real estate finance and development company)

General Counsel - AMI Capital , Inc. ( Bethesda, Maryland based national mortgage banking company)

General Counsel (Present) Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority (Lafayette, Louisiana public trust); revenue and affordable housing bond issuer; affordable housing tax credit developer and sponsor; downtown redevelopment sponsor.

Assistant City- Parish Attorney (Present) Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government, Lafayette Louisiana; Lafayette Planning Commission; Lafayette Zoning Commission; Lafayette Board of Zoning Adjustment; Department of Planning, Zoning and Development.

In addition, Mr. Becker has throughout his career contributed his time to the public interest. He has held the following positions.

Lafayette Bar Association - President/ Member

Lafayette Bar Foundation - Chairman/ Member

Louisiana State Bar House of Delegates - Member

Louisiana State Bar Association Board of Governors - Member

Louisiana State Bar Association - Committee Member and former Committee Chairman

Lafayette Volunteer Lawyer - Pro Bono Program

Areas of Practice

  • 25% Transactional
  • 25% Corporate

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1981
  • District of Columbia, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1982

Education

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1974
  • University of Southwestern , Lafayette, Louisiana
    • B.A. - 1969

Representative Clients

  • Lafayette City- Parish Consolidated Government; Lafayette Planning and Zoning Commission and Lafayette Board of Zoning Adjustment
  • Segura Development Company- real estate development
  • Teal Realty and Development Company- real estate development
  • Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority- public trust; affordable housing sponsor and developer
  • Belle Realty of Lafayette, LLC- shopping center owner
  • Anse Berluchaud Land Company, LLC- shopping center owner
  • Rudick Company, Inc. - general contractor, construction and real estate development
  • Society of the Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Lafayette, Inc.- special tax credit and affordable housing financing counsel
  • Delhomme Funeral Home Inc. - corporate organization and business strategy

References

  • John T. Arceneaux Chairman Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority
  • W. Paul Segura, Principal Segura Development Company
  • Edward Abdalla, Belle Realty of Lafayeete, LLC
  • Duane F. Delhomme, Delhomme Funeral Home, Inc.

Honors and Awards

  • Assistant City- Parish Attorney (Present) Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Lafayette Bar Association, Former Chairman
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Committee Member and former Committee Chairman
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association, Former President
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Lafayette Louisiana, Lafayette Planning Commission; Lafayette Zoning Commission; Lafayette Board of Zoning Adjustment; Department of Planning, Zoning and Development

Past Employment Positions

  • Moss Becker & Bradley Law Firm, Partner, 1981 - 1987
  • De Franceaux Realty Group, Inc, Vice President and General Counsel, 1974 - 1981
  • DRG Financial Corp & DRG Ventures
  • AMI Capital , Inc., General Counsel
  • Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority , General Counsel

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lafayette Volunteer Lawyer Program, 2000 - 2014

Ancillary Businesses

  • Principal in American Title Company, L.L.C.

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Nu