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“Condo Dwellers Give up Some ‘Personal Rights’ Amid Covid-19 Pandemic | Opinion,” Sun-Sentinel

For those living in community associations during the time of COVID, the changes are radical. Not only are condo dwellers expected to abide by federal, state and municipal legislation mandating social distancing, masks and isolation protocols, they must also follow the regulations put into place by their association’s board of directors. While some of the […]

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“How Condo Associations Can Mitigate Damages from Sea-Level Rise,” Sun-Sentinel

Daunting statistics indicate that sea level will continue to rise for centuries, even if greenhouse gas emissions and global warming are sharply reduced. By 2100, sea levels are expected to rise by at least 24 inches. In Florida, the statistics are not encouraging. Miami has the most to lose in terms of financial assets of […]

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“How to stop the erosion of civility in community associations,” Sun Sentinel

Raised voices, reddened faces and angry gestures. You might think you are watching a Congressional hearing on C-SPAN, but you are at your community’s board meeting. The erosion of civility in our society has begun to manifest itself in private residential communities. This comes in many forms, from rudeness and disruptive behavior at meetings, to […]

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Broward to Pay Millions to Hollywood for Affordable Housing

Our Government Law & Lobbying team’s hard work paid off for longtime client City of Hollywood. The team negotiated with Broward County to help secure millions for the city’s affordable housing programs.  Great job by Mayors Beam Furr and Josh Levy and all the many elected officials and staff that truly made this happen. Read […]

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Jeremy Benjamin Shir and Kevin Markow Represent Community Association Clients before City Commission Chamber.

Congratulations to Jeremy Benjamin Shir and Kevin Markow for their “brilliant” work representing community association clients before the Fort Lauderdale City Commission Chamber. Their efforts helped bring major concessions from the building’s developer. Read the full article from the Sun Sentinel here:

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Jeremy Shir and Kevin Markow Get Win for Community Association Clients in Ft. Lauderdale Development Dispute

The Fort Lauderdale City Commission on smart growth postponed a vote last night on the controversial Alexan-Tarpon River tower plan. Becker’s Jeremy Shir and Kevin Markow obtained major design modifications from the developer on behalf of their three condominium association clients that the city commission will now review and vote on the project’s fate on […]

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Why the Florida Legislature Needs to Fix Condo Sprinkler-System Problem

For more than a decade older high-rise condominiums throughout Florida have been discussing, debating, and exercising their legal rights with regard to sprinkler system retrofitting requirements. In 2003, the Florida Legislature responded by allowing each community to vote to opt out of sprinklers inside their units and the right to opt out of installing an […]

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