Becker & Poliakoff got started in 1973 focusing on condominium and community association law (and are still a major player there) but has grown into a firm which focuses on several areas, including lobbying. Gary C. Rosen played a major role in raising the firm’s lobbying profile after becoming CEO in 2012, helping bring in several key lobbyists to make Becker & Poliakoff among the go-to names in that field. Yolanda Cash Jackson is at the forefront of the lobbying effort, as her connections in Tallahassee are critical in helping her clients, including local municipalities, with state government appropriations. She also became the first Black chair of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the economic development partnership for the county. The firm also represented the condo association involved in 2021’s deadly Surfside collapse.