Fort Lauderdale, Florida – September 10, 2019 – Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast, is pleased to announce that Community Association Shareholder Donna DiMaggio Berger has been appointed to the board of the American Lung Association in Florida.
Ms. Berger has been involved for several years in the assistance and promotion of community associations creating smoke free building policies which limit residents and staff’s exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke.
“For tenants and employees of community associations, secondhand smoke exposure poses serious health threats. I am proud to join the board of the American Lung Association in Florida and help them in their quest to make community associations smoke free. This will protect everyone from exposure, save money on repairs, and reduce fire risk for buildings,” said Ms. Berger.
As Founder and Executive Director of Becker’s Community Association Leadership Lobby (CALL), Ms. Berger has led various community association advocacy initiatives, working with legislators and other public policymakers on behalf of those who live, serve, and work in common interest ownership communities.
She has testified before the Florida Legislature regarding community association law and frequently appears on radio talk shows and in print media discussing these issues, including a monthly column in the Miami Herald.
Ms. Berger is a member of the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL), a prestigious national organization that acknowledges community association attorneys who have distinguished themselves through contributions to the evolution or practice of community association law and who have committed themselves to high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of community association law. She is also one of only 190 attorneys statewide who is a Board Certified Specialist in Condominium and Planned Development Law.
Ms. Berger has been honored as a member of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, named a Woman Extraordinaire by South Florida Business Leader and honored at the 4th Annual 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County benefiting the Boys and Girls Club. She has also been recognized by Broward Lawyers Care for her commitment to pro bono service and served as the Pro Bono Legal Advisor for The Broward Coalition from 2008-2011, a not-for-profit organization which represents the interests of approximately 200 Broward County community associations. In addition, she has given seminars and speeches around Florida detailing community association legislative lobbying efforts.
Becker, with headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast. More information is available at www.beckerlawyers.com