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National Multiple Sclerosis Society Annual Event Honors Alan S. Becker

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Annual Event Honors Alan S. Becker

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, January 6, 2014 – Becker & Poliakoff is proud to announce that Alan S. Becker, the firm’s founding shareholder, has been selected as the recipient of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society’s 2014 MS Hope Award.

The MS Hope Award, the most prestigious designation given by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, is presented annually to an individual who has played a significant role in improving the quality of life for those living with multiple sclerosis and bringing hope and help to those facing physical and emotional challenges.

Mr. Becker will be recognized for his support of the work of the National MS Society for the past two decades. The Award will be presented at the 31st Annual MS Gala Luncheon on January 22, 2014 at the Broward County Convention Center beginning at 10 am. The luncheon is expected to attract over 1,200 of South Florida’s elite and philanthropic residents.

“MS is a cause dear to Alan Becker,” stated Karen Dresbach, Chapter President of the National MS Society, South Florida Chapter. “It is heartwarming for the National MS Society to honor this wonderful community leader who continues to serve in the forefront of economic development both here and abroad.”

In addition to founding Becker & Poliakoff, Mr. Becker previously served as Managing Shareholder, directing the firm’s management, operations, business development, recruitment and strategic planning. He continues to play an active role in the firm including working closely with the firm’s litigation, government law and lobbying, construction and international practice areas.

Mr. Becker is a member of the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors and Executive Committee. In 2012, he was awarded the Governor’s Business Ambassador medallion by Governor Rick Scott for his contributions to economic development in Florida. He also previously served as the Chair of the Beacon Council (2011-12), Miami Dade County’s economic development agency. Mr. Becker is the Honorary Consul General for the Czech Republic for Florida (1992-present).

For further information about the MS Gala Luncheon, please contact Monica Whiting at the National MS Society, South Florida Chapter at 954-731-4224; 1-800 FIGHT MS; or visit

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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  to access the firm’s issue forums providing perspectives on timely legal and business issues.