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Carl Becker

Carl J. Becker

Attorney
Registered Domestic Relations Mediator

Newton Becker Bouwkamp Pendoski
3755 East 82nd Street, Suite 220
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Telephone: 317-598-4529, Fax: 317-598-4530
cbecker@nbbplaw.com

Major Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Mediation & Arbitration
  • Manufactured Housing & Recreational Vehicles
  • Business Law
  • Litigation

Education

  • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, High Honors, 1988)
  • University of Illinois School of Law, Champaign-Urbana (Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1991)

Professional Involvement

  • Admitted to practice in Indiana (1991) and North Carolina (1997)
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana (1991) and the United
    States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (1991)

  • Member, Family Law Section, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law Section, Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member, Hamilton County Bar Association

Seminar Presentations

Our attorneys frequently speak to groups of mental health professionals to provide timely and relevant legal in-service training. Among those with whom we work are: Buchanan Pastoral Counseling Center; Center for Family Life Ministries; CenterPoint Counseling; Children’s Bureau, Inc.; Christian Theological Seminary; Community Psychological Consultants; Family Counseling Associates; Family Service of Central Indiana, Inc.; Family Tree Counseling Associates; Groff & Associates; Imagine Hope Counseling Group; Indianapolis Institute for Families, Inc.; Integrative Health Resources; Meridian Psychological Associates; Wellspring Center; Woodview Psychology Group; and Youth Connections.

  • Faculty Member and Presenter, Family Law from A to Z, 2 May 2017
  • Faculty Member and Presenter, Divorce Cases from Start to Finish, 9 February 2017
  • Faculty Member and Presenter, Indiana Associated for Marriage and Family Therapists, Family Law and Legal Issues for Therapists, 2 December 2016
  • Featured Speaker, Indiana Manufactured Housing Association – Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council, Zoning, Health Codes and other Legal Issues Impacting Manufactured Housing, 27 October 2016
  • Featured Speaker, SECO, The Magic of the Lease Option, 26 October 2016
  • Featured Speaker, Indiana Manufactured Housing Association – Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council, Legal Update, Installer Seminar, 2016
  • Faculty Member and Presenter, Advanced Family Law, 20 July 2016
  • Featured Speaker, Anderson Public Library, Legal Issues When Dealing With Mentally Ill Patrons, 17 March 2016
  • Faculty Member and Presenter, Advanced Custody and Support Issues, 4 March 2016
  • Faculty Member and Presenter, Divorce Litigation: New FRCP Impacts on State Rules, 27 January 2016
  • Co-Presenter, IPA, Questions and Issues Related to Psychologists and the Legal Process, Fall Conference, 6 November 2015
  • Featured Speaker, Indiana Manufactured Housing Association – Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council, A Community Lot Lease, 29 October 2015
  • Presenter, Legal Issues When Dealing With Mentally Ill Patrons, 12 October 2015
  • Faculty Member, Military Divorce from Start to Finish, Indianapolis, Indiana, 10 December 2014
  • Faculty Member, Legal Issues Facing Therapists and Their Clients, 30 October 2014
  • Featured Speaker, Indiana Manufactured Housing Association Community Conference 2014, Lease with Option to Purchase, 6 October 2014
  • Faculty Member, Advanced Family Law, National Business Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1 May 2014
  • Faculty Member, Complex Child Custody and Support Issues in Divorce, National Business Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, 03 April 2013
  • Panel Member, Power Symposium, Indiana Manufactured Housing Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, 18 October 2012
  • Presenter, Impacts of the Divorce Process on the Client’s Estate and Planning,  Financial Planners Association of Greater Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana, 21 September 2012
  • Faculty Member, Advanced Family Law, National Business Institute, 23 July 2012
  • Faculty Member, Your Family Law Practice in the 21st Century,  National Business Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2 August 2011
  • Panel Member, SAFE Act and Impact on Manufactured Housing Industry, Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreational Vehicle Indiana Council, Indianapolis, Indiana, 16 December 2010
  • Faculty Member, Current Events for Family Lawyers: Legislative and Case Law Update, National Business Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, 12 May 2010
  • Faculty Member, Divorce Law Guide from A to Z, National Business Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, 23 February 2009
  • Speaker, IMHA Super Symposium for Manufactured Home Communities, Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreational Vehicle Indiana Council, Indianapolis, Indiana, 15 October 2008
  • Faculty Member, The Art of Representing Children, National Business Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, 8 September 2008
  • Featured Speaker, Business, Legal and Ethical Considerations, Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreational Vehicle Indiana Council, Indianapolis , Indiana, 18 February 2008; 17 March 2008; and 5 September 2008
  • Featured Speaker, Business, Legal and Ethical Considerations, Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreational Vehicle Indiana Council, Louisville, Kentucky, 15 January 2008
  • Program Co-Moderator, 2nd Annual What Family Court Judges Want You to Know, National Business Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, 26 October 2007
  • Featured Speaker, Eviction/Ejectment, Warrantees and Fair Housing, Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreational Vehicle Indiana Council, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 14 November 2006
  • Program Moderator, What Family Court Judges Want You to Know, NBI Trial Practice Judicial Forum, Indianapolis, Indiana, 20 October 2006
  • Featured Speaker, Ask the Lawyer, Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreational Vehicle Indiana Council, Geneva, Indiana, 5 October 2006
  • Featured Speaker, Credit Reports, Credit Sale and Lending, Licensing and Debt Collection, Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreational Vehicle Indiana Council, Indianapolis, Indiana, 11 August 2006, and Fort Wayne, Indiana, 8 August 2006
  • Featured Speaker, Innkeepers Liens, Mechanics Liens and Abandoned Homes, Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreational Vehicle Indiana Council, Indianapolis, 25 May 2006
  • Featured Speaker, Innkeepers Liens, Mechanics Liens and Abandoned Homes, Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreational Vehicle Indiana Council, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 20 April 2006
  • Faculty Member, Helping Your Clients Through Difficult Family Law Cases in Indiana, National Business Institute, Indianapolis, 15 December 2005
  • Featured Speaker, Ask the Attorney, Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreational Vehicle Indiana Council, Thorntown, Indiana, 5 October 2004
  • Faculty Member, Marital and Domestic Torts, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, 13 August 2004
  • Featured Speaker, Domestic Law in Indiana, National Business Institute, Indianapolis, 19 May 2004
  • Featured Speaker, Bankruptcy and Collections, Grant County Chapter of Credit Unions, Marion, Indiana, 11 November 2003
  • Presenter, Business Succession, Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreational Vehicle Indiana Council, Fremont, Indiana, 25 September 2003
  • Faculty Member, Child Custody and Visitation in Indiana, National Business Institute, Indianapolis, 23 July 2003
    Featured Speaker, Employment Law and Human Resources Update, Grant County Chapter of Credit Unions, Marion, Indiana, 11 March 2003

  • Presenter, Bankruptcy and Abandoned Homes, Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreational Vehicle Indiana Council, Indianapolis, 27 February 2003.
  • Faculty Member, Family Law in Indiana, National Business Institute, Indianapolis, 15 November 2002

Community Participation

  • President, Board of Directors, Art With a Heart, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2011-2016; Immediate Past President, 2014-2017; Board Member, 2011-Present.
  • Chairperson, Board of Directors, Legacy House, Indianapolis, Indiana , 2010; Vice-chairperson, 2009;  Board Member, 2003-2010
  • Board Member, Concord Community Development Corporation, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • President, 2003-2006, and Board Member, 2003-2006, Children’s Theatre Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • President, 2004-2006, and Board Member, 2002-2006, Board of Directors, Lighthouse Cove Homeowners Association, Indianapolis, Indiana

Personal Life

  • Carl is the father of two children.
  • Immediately prior to founding the predecessor firm to Newton Becker Bouwkamp Pendoski PC, Carl established and oversaw the Legal Department of a national finance company operating in more than 40 states.