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FINRA Issues Interpretation on Net Capital and Backstop Agreements

Although the utilization by FINRA broker-dealer members firms of “backstop” agreements is fairly common, and have been issued for years, the regulatory underpinnings for their use and the effect on net capital has never been clear.  Counsel, investment bankers, compliance officers, and FINOPS have struggled to cite a true regulatory basis for their viability to […]

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“The Subrogation Situation,” FCAP

With increasing frequency, insurance companies that provide unit owner insurance are suing community associations to recover payments made to the unit owner that are related to water leaks in the unit. The problem with these lawsuits is two-fold. First, the insurance companies are waiting years to bring them, although still within the statute of limitations […]

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“You could unknowingly be engaging in the unlicensed practice of law,” Tampa Bay Business Journal

While real estate professionals and property managers are among those who most often ask me for advice as to what might constitute the unlicensed practice of law, a recent Florida Supreme Court decision shows that “UPL” can occur in many different contexts, and that all commercial service providers need to educate themselves as to what […]

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“Are Signed Election Ballots Valid?” 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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“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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