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Becker & Poliakoff Expands Government Law and Lobbying Practice to Tampa with Addition of Karen Skyers

Becker & Poliakoff Expands Government Law and Lobbying Practice to Tampa with Addition of Karen Skyers

TAMPA, Fla. – January 22, 2016 – Becker & Poliakoff announced today that it is expanding its Government Law and Lobbying Practice Group with the addition of Karen Skyers to its Tampa, Fla., Regional Office.

Tapping high-level expertise developed from her years inside state government as a legislative aide to Florida Senator Arthenia Joyner, Skyers will focus her practice on representing clients in front of the state legislature and the executive branch of government, and local governments throughout the region.               .

“We are happy to welcome Karen to our government law and lobbying practice,” said Gary C. Rosen, managing shareholder of the firm. “There is a growing demand for the high-quality service we are known to provide. We are confident that Karen will prove an asset to our team as we continue to deliver excellent representation and counsel to our clients in the Tampa Bay region.”

Prior to joining Becker & Poliakoff, Skyers represented clients’ interests before the Florida Legislature as an independent contractor and lobbyist for Southern Strategy Group. Skyers, who is bilingual in Spanish, received a law degree from Florida A&M University College of Law where she was secretary of the Black Law Student Association and a leader in the Hispanic Law Student Association.

About Becker & Poliakoff

Becker & Poliakoff is a multi-practice, multi-state commercial law firm providing strategic counsel to its clients – a diverse array of public, private and nonprofit organizations, and individuals. Established in 1973, the law firm currently includes more than 130 attorneys, lobbyists, and other professionals in 17 offices in Florida, New Jersey, New York and Washington, D.C. Our key practice areas include: Business Litigation; Real Estate; Community Association; Construction Law and Litigation; Government Law and Lobbying; and Corporate. Many of the firm’s attorneys are credentialed through industry and legal organizations, including more than 25 who are board certified as experts in their respective areas of law. For more about the firm, visit to access the firm’s issue forums providing perspectives on timely legal and business issues.