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28 Becker Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers

Becker proudly congratulates our attorneys selected as Super Lawyers. As of 2018, we boast 28 lawyers who have received this prestigious designation. Please click on their names to read more about each of these attorneys. Super Lawyer Recipients: Joseph E. Adams*, Real Estate (Office Managing Shareholder, Fort Myers/Naples) Hugo V. Alvarez, Insurance Coverage Disputes, Real Estate […]

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Know What You Are Getting into Before Your Board Agrees to an Indemnification Clause

Many boards focus on only a few provisions of the contracts they sign. What service or materials are they getting? What are they paying? When will the contract commence? Far too many other crucial provisions are overlooked as boilerplate. Indemnification clauses are often seen as part of the standard boilerplate provisions in most contracts and […]

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Becker Hosts FAPL’s Candidate Interviews

On June 11-12, Becker hosted 16 candidates for the Florida House and Senate and four candidates for statewide office in our Ft. Lauderdale office. The candidates were participating in the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyist’s (FAPL) Candidate Interviews program. FAPL hosts Candidate Interviews every two years during midterm elections for open cabinet, House, and Senate […]

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Help Me Howard

Jeremy Sahn featured in a Help Me Howard segment on WSVN-TV Channel 7. Jeremy discusses his ongoing pro bono representation of an indigent elderly couple in Miami who fell victim to property title fraud.

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Can or Should Community Associations Impose Firearm Regulations through Governing Documents

The recent senseless slaughter of school children in Parkland, Florida has fueled and reignited the long-simmering debate about gun control in our society. Community associations are not immune to violent tragedies, including gun deaths. We are all familiar with the case involving Trayvon Martin, a teenager who was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch […]

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Term Limits in Bylaws Trump Statute

Q: I am writing regarding your recent series of articles on the new condominium legislation. You have stated that the new law imposes term limits of eight years. Our current bylaws impose a six year term limit, no more than three consecutive terms of two years each. Which controls? (A.F. via e-mail) A: In my […]

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Fear Not the Dreaded Legal Fees: Part Two

Very often boards of condominiums and other community associations hesitate to engage in litigation against unit owners who fail to pay common expense assessments due to fear of  the legal expense. In addressing this concern, I often advise boards that likely if you do nothing, you will receive nothing. In New Jersey legal fees are recoverable  against non-paying […]

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Heidi Friedman Appointed Director, Estate Planning Council

Heidi F. Friedman, chair of our Elder Law, Trust & Estate Planning, Probate group, has been appointed as a Director of the Estate Planning Council of Broward County. The Council’s mission is to foster a deeper understanding of estate planning among its membership, which includes, among other fields, attorneys, CPAs, chartered life underwriters, trust officers […]

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