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“Adopting Short Term Rental Restrictions,” Naples Daily News

Editor’s Note:  David G. Muller is a Board Certified Attorney in Condominium and Planned Development Law with Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., which represents community associations throughout Florida, with offices in Naples, Fort Myers and 10 other Florida cities.  The Firm focuses a substantial amount of its practice on condominium and homeowners association law.  Attorney Muller […]

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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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“Dealing with Subpoena Requests for Digital Data,” Journal of Accountancy

By Becker Shareholder Steven Vogel and Deborah K. Rood, CPA A CPA firm received a subpoena for the production of its documents related to an S corporation tax return where one shareholder alleged criminal activity on the part of the other shareholder. The firm contacted its professional liability insurer, which retained an attorney to help […]

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“Developments Regarding New Term Limit Law,” Naples Daily News

Editor’s Note:  David G. Muller is a Board Certified Attorney in Condominium and Planned Development Law with Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., which represents community associations throughout Florida, with offices in Naples, Fort Myers and 10 other Florida cities.  The Firm focuses a substantial amount of its practice on condominium and homeowners association law.  Attorney Muller […]

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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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“Top 10 Reasons for Due Diligence,” Southwest Florida Business Today

Even if you are a sophisticated and seasoned commercial property owner, each transaction and each property is different and commercial experience alone does not replace the need to thoroughly perform due diligence on each property being purchased. Tyra Read outlines the questions that should be answered by your due diligence. Read the full article from […]

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“Direct Versus Derivative in Shareholder Litigation: Is It an Ad Hoc Inquiry?” Today’s General Counsel

Whenever a shareholder brings a claim involving the company’s officers and directors, the court must decide whether the shareholder is suing for harm suffered individually, and the claim is direct – or if the alleged harm is suffered by the company, and the claim is derivative. Distinguishing between direct and derivative claims, however, has become […]

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“My Dogs. My Rocks. My Emotional Support,” Abandoned Pet Rescue

Single, 50 years old and the human to two small canines, I cannot help but turn to my four-legged loved ones for just about everything on the emotional spectrum. “Zoey” and “Kiwi” are unconditionally present for me during times of happiness, sadness, or when I feel upset, anxious, or fearful. Anyone who has had the […]

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Sanjay Kurian, “Hurricane Insurance Claims for Condominium Associations,” FLCAJ Magazine

There is a lot of information on how associations can prepare for hurricanes but much less information as to what happens after the hurricane, particularly as it pertains to insurance claims. A question that managers and board members need to consider is, what is required after a hurricane to ensure compliance with your insurance policy […]

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