Scott A. Becker, Esq.
Career and Practice Areas
Mr. Becker is a practicing attorney licensed in Minnesota since 1994. He has worked for a leading pension consulting company and a large Minneapolis law firm before starting his own practice in 1999.
Scott’s practice consists of several areas of transactional work. First, he works with third party administrators and employers/businesses on staying in compliance with federal and state regulations for employee benefit plans. This involves working with ERISA on retirement plans and welfare plans, drafting and updating plan documents, designing formulae to make contributions be used efficiently for the intended participants, and implementing and maintaining plans in compliance with current federal and state tax laws; all these tasks are part of the process.
He also advises companies on general corporate procedure and drafts agreements on a wide variety of transactions for his clients. Such agreements might include:
- Buy-Sell Agreements
- Vendor Agreements
- Stock Transfer Agreements
- Employment Agreements
- Severance Agreements
In addition, he has worked on many mergers and acquisitions for his clients, with several being in the multi-million dollar range.
While not the central focus of his practice, Scott has also worked on estate planning matters for his clients. Estate planning involves the basics of Will and Trust drafting, as well as advanced tax planning, including maximizing the use of current tax laws to transfer property to heirs and descendants.
Finally, Scott has taught seminars nationwide since 1995 on a variety of topics in the benefits field, including:
- Section 125
- Health Savings Accounts
He has taught for CFT organizations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Texas.