TAMPA & ORLANDO, Fla. – May 24, 2016 – Karen Skyers, an attorney with the Government Law & Lobbying Practice Group at Becker & Poliakoff, has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law. The awards, which recognize alumni who have excelled in the legal profession while contributing to the community and school, were presented at a cocktail reception and dinner on Saturday, May 14, at the FAMU College of Law in Orlando.
At Becker & Poliakoff, Skyers taps high-level expertise developed from her years inside state government as a legislative aide to Florida Senator Arthenia Joyner in her representation of clients in front of the state legislature and the executive branch of government, and local governments throughout the 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, served as secretary of the Black Law Student Association and a leader in the Hispanic Law Student Association during her education at the FAMU College of Law.
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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 www.beckerlawyers.com to access the firm’s issue forums providing perspectives on timely legal and business issues.