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Michael Alan Becker

Banking Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

4.9   7 reviews

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Banking
    I represent financial instirutions in all areas including loan documentation, compliance and workout and collection.

    35 years, 500 cases

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    I have been handling Chapter 7 cases since I started practicing and have experience working for a bankruptcy trustee. My practice here tends to be primarilty related to business people who have had their business enter a period of distress which then effects their personal financial situation.

    35 years, 200 cases

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    Related to the Chapter 7 work, assisting clients in all aspects of financial distress in and out of bankruptcy and assisting certain lenders in collection efforts.

    35 years, 150 cases

  4. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    Representing debtors in reorganizaion is small to medium cases and representing creditors in any size case, specializing in Souther District of Illinois and Easterno District of Missouri

    35 years, 30 cases

  5. Corporate and incorporation
    representing business people in entity choice and planning related to starting a business and related to asset protection

    35 years, 100 cases

Licensed for 35 years
State IL
Status Active and Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1988
Updated 01/06/2023
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 01/01/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Michael

Waltrip & Schmidt
8151 Clayton Rd.
Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO


4.9 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Joe | October 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Operations Manager
Mike Becker, not only advised me on legal matters that pertained to my Bankruptcy he tried other options that may have prevent my filing. He is, at this time, look for ways to help me deal with the liquidation of properties that may fall back to me.
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Becker and associate Amanda Basch were great/helpful
Michael and Amanda were very professional and helpful. Both worked hard and well to handle my case and bring an end to the horrible situation I was in. They kept me up to date with everything concerning my case, from start to finish. I would describe Michael and Amanda as hardworking, honest, and dedicated attorneys. I did not feel like I was on my own and just handing over my money to them as I had felt with my previous attorney who did not solve anything and had just put me in a worse situation, which Michael and Amanda were able to get me out of. I had lost my license for ten years due to terrible representation from my previous attorney who advised me to put the blame on myself when dealing with a car accident and lawsuit I had no fault over. I now starting over with my license fully reinstated and I did not have to obtain an SR22 thanks to Michael and Amanda's hard work and dedication.
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Posted by David | December 5, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did not disappoint!
I had a Chapter 7 done by Michael and Amanda last year and they were fantastic to work with. Any issue or question that arouse for me was dealt with in a very punctual and efficient manner. In a very unsure time they instilled a wealth of confidence in me that I'm not so sure I would've gotten by a different set of attorneys. I will definitely be utilizing their services in the future, should the need arise.
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Posted by Nicholas | December 13, 2014
This is your guy... period.
While I have never personally hired Mr. Becker, we have had scores of mutual clients over the years, and I can tell you hands down that this man is an excellent attorney. Very knowledgeable, very practical, very personable, and highly recommended. I have met with numerous clients of his, and each one knows exactly the options they face and have a clear path laid ahead of them making some of the tough decisions easier. Knowledge is half the battle, and I've seen first hand how he educates his clientele. I would highly recommend speaking with Mr Becker to see for yourself.
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Posted by Dennis | November 20, 2013
Mr. Becker knows his law. He listened to my situation and told me my options. We made a plan and it worked to a T. If you listen to his recommendations as to the what, when, and whys you will succeed. I highly recommend his Council.
Posted by Ken | March 13, 2013
Great Job, very understanding of my particular needs and goals
Mr. Becker handled my Bankruptcy case which I was forced to file due to a divorce: one income cannot support the bills incurred by two. He informed me of my legal options and the reasoning behind his recommendations. He answered all my questions and gave me clear and specific directions on what I needed to do. His office returned all my inquires within 24-48 hours: even when it was a weekend. Mr. Becker was also very empathic to my specific situation - I wanted the best outcome with not a lot of time to put into the process myself.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2015
Candid and helpful. Solid advice.
Met for a consultation. He was very informative. He's been in the field for decades and has a lot of knowledge. We left feeling clarity and had a plan of action and a person to help us carry it out.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-300 per hour


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)


  • Saint Louis University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987


  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • 1987 - Present

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Michael
Banking Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mike since law school and he has my utmost trust. If I have a banking concern he is the first I would call. He is intelligent, talented and has a way with people. He is a consummate attorney and I endorse him without reservation."
Banking Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Michael is a highly skilled attorney with an outstanding reputation in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Mike for several years and have known him professionally for almost 25 years. He is a consummate professional who excels in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, and banking. I highly recommend and endorse him."
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Saint Louis Banking Lawyer Michael Alan Becker
Michael Alan Becker
Banking Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 35 years