Becker Brian G

Brian G. Becker

Brian Becker is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Business & Finance Department. Brian handles a variety of business transactions in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities, blockchain technology, private equity, and general corporate matters.

What do you focus on?

I currently focus on assisting our clients in three main areas:

Commercial and Corporate Transactions

My experience with commercial and corporate transactions ranges from business formation and commercial contract matters to complex mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. In particular, I have experience assisting clients with cross-border reorganizations and business combination transactions up to one billion dollars in value.

Securities Law Compliance

My securities practice is focused on assisting public company clients with reporting obligations to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and on assisting private company clients with various forms of private equity financings. I have closely followed developments in securities laws particularly related to digital coin offerings and equity-based crowdfunding.

Blockchain Technology

I focus my blockchain technology practice on how companies can raise capital through securities law-compliant token sales and how blockchain technology will be used in the future to increase the efficiency of commercial and corporate transactions. I believe that blockchain technology, cryptoassets, and smart contracts will have a significant impact on how companies raise money, transact business, and interact with equityholders in the future.

What do you see on the horizon?

Trends toward decentralization, transparency and automation continue to accelerate and challenge traditional models of transacting business and governing organizations.

Initial Coin Offerings Getting Increased Scrutiny by SEC

Rochester Business Journal | January 12, 2018

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Rochester public company transactions associate Brian Becker wrote this column examining SEC issues surrounding ICOs (initial coin offerings).

Hospital execs remain wary of bitcoin as the currency goes mainstream

Modern Healthcare | December 16, 2017

Rochester public company transactions associate Brian Becker is quoted in this article about how the cryptocurrency bitcoin is becoming mainstream and how it may affect the health care industry.

Nextperts: Why new crowdfunding rules matter

Democrat & Chronicle | July 25, 2016

Rochester public company transactions partner Deborah McLean and associate Brian Becker co-authored this column about the new Regulation Crowdfunding rules.

Navigating the new rules of securities-based crowdfunding

Rochester Business Journal | January 15, 2016

Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester associate Brian Becker authored this column discussing how clients can best leverage the new rules of securities-based crowdfunding.


Brian G. Becker



Phone: 585-263-1028

Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude

Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, M.B.A., Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises

College of the Holy Cross, B.A., Psychology, Pre-Medical Concentration

New York

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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