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Becker Named Top 25 Lobbying Firm in Q1 of 2024 by Florida Politics

Becker is pleased to announce our Government Law & Lobbying practice has been named a top 25 firm by Florida Politics, based on first-quarter revenue for 2024. Bernie Friedman, Chair of the firm’s Government Law & Lobbying practice led the 10-person team, which also includes former Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, Jose Fuentes, Yolanda Cash Jackson, Max Losner, Nicholas Matthews, Cody Rogers, LaToya Sheals, Bryony […]

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“Lobbying Compensation: Becker Scores $775K in Q1”- Florida Politics

Becker lobbyists Bernie Friedman, Ellyn Bogdanoff, José K. Fuentes, Yolanda Cash Jackson, Max Losner, Nicholas G. Matthews, Cody Rogers, and LaToya Sheals represented about 90 clients in Q1 and brought in an estimated $775,000 last quarter. Florida Politics estimated the lobbying pay based on the middle number of the per-client ranges firms list on their compensation reports. Contracts are reported […]

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“Katie Edwards-Walpole Joins Becker,” Florida Politics

By Drew Wilson Law and lobbying firm Becker announced Monday that Katie Edwards-Walpole is joining the firm. The former state Representative will serve as a Senior Attorney in Becker’s Government Law and Lobbying group in West Palm Beach, where she will focus on agricultural, water, environmental and land use issues. “We are so happy to […]

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Yolanda Cash Jackson Named to The INFLUENCE 100 By Florida Politics Magazine

Becker is proud to celebrate Shareholder Yolanda Cash Jackson’s inclusion in the 2020 edition of INFLUENCE 100, a list of the 100 most influential people in Florida politics. Yolanda is an experienced Government Law attorney who has established a strong reputation in the community for her leadership and commitment to civic, charitable and professional organizations. She […]

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“Derek Silver Joins Becker’s Lobbying Team,” Florida Politics

Full-service law firm Becker announced Friday that Derek Silver is joining the firm a Government Relations Consultant in the firm’s State and Local Lobbying Practice. Silver spent the 2018 Legislative Session working on education policy in the Florida House and served as the Jewish Coalition Coordinator for Gov. Ron DeSantis’s gubernatorial campaign. After DeSantis’ victory, Silver was named to the transition team and […]

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“Personnel Note: Alejandro Alamo, Former Aide to Jeanette Núñez, Joins Becker” – Florida Politics

Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices across the East Coast, today announced that Alejandro Alamo has joined the firm as a Government Relations Consultant in its Government Law and Lobbying practice. He was a Legislative Assistant to then-state Rep. Jeanette M. Núñez, now the state’s Lieutenant Governor. “I’m thrilled to be joining Becker […]

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“Ellyn Bogdanoff Named to Human Trafficking Panel’s DSO,” Florida Politics

Ellyn Bogdanoff, a former state lawmaker, has been named to the board of directors of the direct-support organization (DSO) for the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking. Senate President Bill Galvano appointed her last week, according to a news advisory from the Becker firm, where she is a shareholder. Her term of office runs through July 1, 2021. DSOs are nonprofits that […]

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“Yolanda Cash Jackson to Deliver UF Law’s 2019 Commencement Address,” Florida Politics

Yolanda Cash Jackson will head to Gainesville next week to deliver the commencement address for the next batch of JDs coming out of The University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law. The Becker & Poliakoff shareholder is herself an alumna of UF Law and her ties to her alma mater run deep — […]

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“Florida Must Take the Lead When It Comes to Sea Level Rise” – Florida Politics

There’s a joke about South Florida – there are two things you can see from space. The first is the Great Wall of China and the second is the divide between Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Neither is really true, and more and more each day our region and our state are becoming increasingly unified. South […]

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“Mike Grissom taking his talents from Enterprise Florida to Becker law firm,” Florida Politics

Fort Lauderdale-based law firm Becker, which has a robust lobbying presence in Tallahassee, will announce Tuesday that Mike Grissom is joining its capital city office. Grissom comes to the firm from Enterprise Florida, where he served as executive vice president and, briefly, as interim president and CEO following Pete Antonacci’s appointment as Broward County Supervisor […]

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“Brand Lobbying, A More Effective Way to Lobby” – Florida Politics

Corporate lobbying doesn’t work. That is the bombshell finding from a recent study, “The Economics of Corporate Lobbying,” from the Journal of Corporate Finance. Obviously, we disagree, but not as stridently as you’d think. The study reviewed the lobbying efforts of 1500 S&P 500 companies and suggests that money spent on lobbying neither impacts the […]

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Yolanda Cash Jackson: The Real Election Day Surprise

Given all the controversy surrounding Florida’s elections and vote recounts, it’s easy to miss the real Election Day surprise — the gains made by black women vying for state legislative seats. These down-ballot victories often get overlooked when compared to top-of-ticket races or controversial ballot initiatives that draw voter interest. Winning seats in the Florida […]

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A Stellar 2017 for Tallahassee Lobbying Team

As reported in today’s FloridaPolitics and to paraphrase Frank Sinatra, they had a very good year. Read the full article here:

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