Renee Becker HOPE regional board(Photo) 

Ms.  Becker’s  practice  focuses  on  mergers  and  acquisitions,  securities,  public  and  private  equity offerings  and  general  corporate  representation  of  clients.   Ms.  Becker  performs  services  for  a  full range  of  clients,  from  closely  held  concerns  to  exchangelisted  companies,  as  well  as  investment banks,  institutional  investors  and  financial  advisors.   In  addition,  Ms.  Becker  advises  clients  and their  boards  of  directors  with  respect  to  corporate  governance  and  corporate  strategy.


Ms.  Becker  has  specific  expertise  in  the  financial  institutions  sector  where  she  advises  a  number  of  the  largest  financial  institutions  in  California  in  a  wide  range  of  corporate  governance  matters,  capitalraising  transactions,  and  mergers  &  acquisitions  transactions.   Her  practice  includes  regular  interaction  with  federal  and  state  banking  regulatory  agencies,  including  the  OCC,  Federal  Reserve,  FDIC,  OTS,  and  the  California  Department  of  Financial  Institutions.   Ms.  Becker’s  public  company  representation  includes  matters  relating  to  federal  securities  laws  under  the  Securities  Act  of  1933,  the  Securities  Exchange  Act  of  1934,  and  the  SarbanesOxley  Act  of  2002,  as  well  as  state  securities  laws.   Ms.  Becker  regularly  represents  public  company  acquirers  in  fairness  hearings  before  the  California  Department  of  Corporations.
 
Ms.  Becker  has  assisted  in  the  formation  of  five  de  novo  banks  in  Los  Angeles,  including  advising  bank  applicants  through  the  regulatory  application  process,  preparation  of  initial  public  offering  materials,  satisfaction  of  all  regulatory  conditions  to  opening,  post
opening  corporate  governance  and  regulatory  matters,  and  subsequent  capitalraising  transactions.  
 
In  addition  to  her  representation  of  financial  institutions,  Ms.  Becker  also  represents  real  estate  investment  trusts  in  public  offerings  and  corporate  securities  matters.   Ms.  Becker  currently  represents  one  of  the  few  land
based  REITs  in  the  nation,  having  advised  the  company  through  its  successful  navigation  of  federal  and  state  securities  laws  in  its  initial  public  offering  and  having  continued  to  serve  as  primary  counsel  with  respect  to  all  corporate  governance  and  federal  securities  regulatory  matters.  
 
Ms.  Becker  is  actively  involved  in  civic  organizations  within  the  Los  Angeles  area.   She  serves  on  the  Board  of  Directors  of  the  Black  Women  Lawyers  of  Los  Angeles  and  as  a  mentor  for  middle  school
aged  girls  through  Mentoring  Our  Students  Through  Experience  (MOSTE),  a  nonprofit  organization.   Ms.  Becker  is  also  actively  involved  in  the  Holocaust  reparations  project  through  Bet  Tzedek,  a  nonprofit  legal  services  organization.  Ms.  Becker  recently  served  as  General  Counsel  of  the  Los  Angeles  Conservation  Corps,  a  Los  Angelesbased  nonprofit  that  provides  atrisk  youths  and  young  adults  with  opportunities  for  success  through  job  training  and  education  with  an  emphasis  on  conservation projects.  

Operation HOPE welcomes Renee Becker to its Southeast Regional Board of Directors.

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