Florida Bar Grants Business Litigation Law Board-Certification to Three Additional Becker & Poliakoff Attorneys

Florida Bar Grants Business Litigation Law Board-Certification to Three Additional Becker & Poliakoff Attorneys

Attorneys Kevin Markow, Gary Schaaf and Leslie Sheekley Receive Florida Bar’s Highest Level of Recognition for Expertise in Business Litigation Law

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FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, August 6, 2012 – Becker & Poliakoff today announced that the Florida Bar has awarded certification in the area of Business Litigation Law to three additional firm attorneys.

Becker & Poliakoff today announced that the Florida Bar has awarded certification in the area of Business Litigation Law to three additional firm attorneys.Firm attorneys who are the latest to be recognized for their special knowledge, skills and proficiency in Business Litigation Law in the state of Florida are:

Kevin Markow/Ft. Lauderdale – Mr. Markow is a shareholder whose practice focuses on complex commercial and business litigation. Mr. Markow has extensive experience litigating in State and Federal Courts throughout Florida and other jurisdictions and routinely handles cases in the areas of corporate and shareholder disputes, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, real estate, land use, government litigation, securities, fraud, and casualty/insurance claims.

Gary Schaaf/Clearwater – The shareholder in charge of the litigation team in the firm’s Tampa Bay Regional Office, Mr. Schaaf concentrates his practice on litigating complex business and real property disputes. He has extensive experience in contract litigation, banking litigation, probate and trust litigation, condominium and homeowner association litigation, mortgage foreclosure litigation, injunction actions, and representation of creditors in bankruptcy.

Leslie Sheekley/Ft. Walton Beach – Ms. Sheekley is the only Board Certified Business Litigation attorney in the Ft. Walton-Okaloosa area. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of commercial and business torts, contract negotiation and litigation, and representation of community associations in collections, operations, covenant enforcement actions and litigation. She has extensive trial experience in many areas of the law, including insurance defense, contract and business litigation, and injunction actions.

The Becker & Poliakoff Business Litigation Law Group represents clients in litigation matters throughout the United States. With roughly half of the firm’s attorneys engaged in litigation full time, the firm has extensive experience in federal and state courts, and in arbitrations, concerning a wide range of legal disputes, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.

Gary Rosen, the Firm’s Managing Shareholder and a Board Certified Business Litigator, commended the three newly certified attorneys commenting, “Board Certification is the pinnacle of excellence in the practice of law. The steady increase of our roster of Board Certified attorneys in Business Litigation and other areas, including Construction, International and Real Estate, is a testament to our firm’s commitment to serving clients with the foremost experts in their respective fields of law.”

Board certification is the Florida Bar’s highest level of recognition of an attorney’s competence and experience in one or more of the 24 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Only attorneys who have earned the Florida Bar’s “board-certification” distinction are allowed to describe themselves as legal specialists or experts in a specific field of practice.

More information on Florida Bar standards and attorney certifications can be found online at The Florida Bar Association Web site at www.floridabar.org/certification or by contacting The Florida Bar’s Legal Specialization & Education Department at (850) 561-5842.

About Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.
Becker & Poliakoff is a diverse commercial law firm with more than 145 attorneys and lobbyists in a total of 15 domestic and international offices. Celebrating its fortieth (40th) year of serving clients, the firm has seven primary areas of practice: Real Estate, Construction Law & Litigation, Community Association, Customs & International Trade, Business Litigation, Corporate & Securities, and Government Law & Lobbying.