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“How I Made Partner: Becker & Poliakoff’s Jie Chengying Xiu,” Law.com

Jie Chengying Xiu, 43, Becker & Poliakoff Office: New York. Practice area: Capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate. Law school and year of graduation: Seton Hall Law School, 2004. How long have you been at the firm? Four years. Were you an associate at another firm before joining your present firm? I was counsel at […]

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“FINRA Set To Revise Code of Arbitration Procedure To Preclude Non-Attorneys From Representing Parties in Arbitration Cases,” New York Law Journal

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), which regulates brokerage firms and their associated persons in the United States, also sponsors the largest forum for securities dispute resolution in the country. A majority of brokerage firms today require their customers to enter into an agreement which, among other things, requires that customers who have a dispute […]

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Robert Rabinowitz Recognized as Among Monmouth County’s Top Lawyers

Congratulations to Robert I. Rabinowitz, who has been selected as one of Monmouth County’s Top Lawyers of 2019. For the second consecutive year, Robert is listed as among the top of his field in Securities Law. The annual listing is comprised of the region’s most prominent attorneys who are selected through peer review across more […]

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“NJ Broker Found Guilty of Insider Trading,” ThinkAdvisor

Shareholder Robert Rabinowitz spoke to ThinkAdvisor regarding The Securities and Exchange Commission winning a jury trial in U.S. District Court, Atlanta against Raymond Pirello Jr. He was found guilty on all five SEC claims, last serving as a FINRA-registered broker for Garden State Securities in Red Bank, New Jersey. When asked if the firm Garden […]

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13 Becker Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America®

The 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® honors thirteen Becker attorneys spanning nine practice areas. Additionally, Lee A. Weintraub is recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Construction Litigation, an honor only bestowed upon one attorney for each specialty practice and location. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer […]

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$95 Million Financing for Acquisition of Leading Public Health Service Organization

Becker is pleased to announce that it represented its long-time public healthcare client, DLH Corporation, in the closing of a $95 million credit facility for the acquisition of privately-held firm, Social & Scientific Systems (SSS). The newly acquired firm was purchased for $70 million in cash with a $25 million working capital revolving credit line […]

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Super Lawyers Recognizes Sixteen Becker Attorneys in 2019 Edition

June 3, 2019 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Becker is pleased to announce that sixteen of its attorneys have been named as 2019 Super Lawyers, an honor that recognizes the top 5% of the total lawyers in any given state. The following attorneys have been listed in the 2019 edition of Super Lawyers: Florida Super […]

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FINRA Issues Interpretation on Net Capital and Backstop Agreements

Although the utilization by FINRA broker-dealer members firms of “backstop” agreements is fairly common, and have been issued for years, the regulatory underpinnings for their use and the effect on net capital has never been clear.  Counsel, investment bankers, compliance officers, and FINOPS have struggled to cite a true regulatory basis for their viability to […]

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Becker’s New Hires Across Offices and Practice Areas

Firm Expands with New Shareholders and Senior Level Director of Government Relations May 7, 2019 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast, has hired five new Shareholders, a Senior Director of Government Relations, and three Associates located in several […]

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