Wesley N. Becker, a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, represents lenders, owners and developers in all phases of transactions involving the financing, sale, purchase and leasing of commercial real estate. He has extensive experience in the area of Build-to-Suit transactions having completed many single tenant development projects, including office, industrial and "big box" retail projects. Mr. Becker has also completed many land banking transactions which provided alternative forms of financing to national home builders. He is a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Finance & Financial Institutions Practices as well as a member of the Health Care; Hospitality & Leisure; and Energy Industry Teams.
In addition, Mr. Becker has completed many lease transactions (office, retail and industrial) and has worked extensively in the area of joint ventures and strategic alliances. He also counsels clients in connection with the real estate aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Becker worked in the construction industry and owned and operated a drywall construction company. In advising clients, Mr. Becker uses the lessons he learned in the construction business about critical path analysis, cash flow management, and the allocation and management of risk.
Mr. Becker graduated from the University of Chicago Law School and earned a B.S. in economics from Colorado State University.
Admissions and Professional Memberships
Mr. Becker is admitted to practice in Illinois and Texas. He is also a member of CoreNet Global.