FT. LAUDERDALE, January 28, 2014 – Kenneth S. Direktor, chairman of the Becker & Poliakoff Community Association Law Practice Group, has been granted membership in the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). Mr. Direktor is one of fewer than 150 attorneys nationwide to be admitted to the prestigious organization. Members in the College are among the most respected community association attorneys in the country.
CCAL was established in 1993 by the Community Associations Institute (CAI), with membership consisting of attorneys who have distinguished themselves through contributions to the evolution and practice of community association law. CCAL members are also recognized for committing themselves to high standards of professional and ethical conduct.
Mr. Direktor leads a team of more than 40 Becker & Poliakoff attorneys who represent community associations throughout Florida and in New Jersey and the greater Metropolitan New York City area. He personally represents condominium, homeowners and cooperative associations and country clubs from Miami to Vero Beach in Florida.
An Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Law, where he teaches community association law, Mr. Direktor is a regular speaker on the topics of collection of assessments, effective covenant enforcement, insurance, hurricane recovery, fiscal management, document drafting and other issues for community associations for the Community Associations Institute, for Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Seminars and various civic associations. He has lectured for CAI’s National Law Seminar in Tucson, the Advanced Judicial Studies Seminar and University of Miami School of Law Annual Cluster Housing Institute.
Mr. Direktor is one of five Becker & Poliakoff attorneys who have been granted CCAL membership. The others include Ellen Hirsch de Haan (Tampa), Joseph E. Adams (Naples/Ft. Myers), J. David Ramsey (NJ/NY) and Gary A. Poliakoff (Ft. Lauderdale).
CCAL provides a forum for the exchange of information among experienced legal professionals working for the advancement of community association governance. Its goals include promoting high standards of professional and ethical responsibility, improving and advancing community association law and practice, and facilitating the development of educational materials and programming pertaining to legal issues.
CAI is a national membership organization dedicated to helping homeowner and condominium associations meet the expectations of their residents. The organization accomplishes this mission by providing information, tools and resources to homeowner volunteer leaders and community managers who govern and manage common-interest communities. By helping its members learn, excel and achieve, CAI strengthens the governance and management of community associations throughout the country, making them better places to live.
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 www.beckerlawyers.com to access the firm’s issue forums providing perspectives on timely legal and business issues.