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New Laws Don’t Always Apply

Q: I read your recent column which gave your opinion that the new condominium law on board member term limits is not retroactive. With so many changes to the law every year, how are we supposed to know which new laws apply to us and which ones don’t? (L.S. via email.) A: That is a […]

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How to Prepare Your Business for a Cyber Attack

You arrive at your office and you sit at your work station ready to tackle the day ahead. You turn on your computer and launch your email browser. You then start checking emails. One email from a familiar sender catches your attention. You open the email and the message prompts you to click on a link. […]

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Becker Advises HF Foods Group on $300 million NASDAQ SPAC Transaction

NEW YORK, NY. – September 17, 2018 – Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast, represented HF Foods Group in its business combination with a NASDAQ special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Atlantic Acquisition Corp., which was renamed as HF Foods Group Inc. after the business combination. […]

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Is New Term Limit Restriction Retroactive?

Q: Is the new director term limit law for condominium associations retroactive? M.N. via e-mail A: You are referring to a recent 2018 change to the Condominium Act which further clarified a change that was initially made in 2017. The 2017 change provided for no more than four consecutive two-year terms, and required two-thirds of […]

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Associations Can Require a Key

Q: I recently received an e-mail from my condominium association asking for a key to my unit. I have a problem with the board having a key to my unit. Am I required to provide a key? Can the association enter my unit at any time? (J.M. via e-mail) A. Florida law gives your association […]

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Gary Rosen Selected as One of Florida Trend’s 500 Most Influential Business Leaders

Managing Shareholder Gary Rosen has been selected as one of Florida’s 500 Most Influential Business Leaders by Florida Trend Magazine in its 60th Anniversary issue published in September. Gary is one of just 48 attorneys selected to this prestigious list of influential leaders across 15 industries throughout the state. The editorial staff of Florida Trend […]

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Donna DiMaggio Berger on WIOD with Brian Mudd

Condo and association law shareholder Donna DiMaggio Berger was featured on WIOD AM 610’s “The Brian Mudd Show” on Tuesday, September 11. On this historically significant day, Donna discussed what board members, managers and residents need to know about preparing their associations for and after natural disasters and some of the lessons learned in Florida […]

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Federal Lobbying Team Retained by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)

Politico on Friday reported that Becker has been hired by the Motion Picture Association of America to lobby on its behalf in Washington, D.C. We will lobby MPAA on federal issues relating to the MPAA’s mission to protect and support the film industry, including copyright policy, streaming piracy devices and applications and the economic impact […]

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