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“Membership Distinction,” Common Ground Magazine

A New Jersey bill signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy on Sept. 30 explains which community associations have mandatory – as opposed to voluntary – membership for homeowners when it comes to assessment payments and other aspects of association governance, writes WRNJ. The new statute (S908/A2480) clarifies the 2017 Radburn Law, which defines members […]

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Robert Rabinowitz Weighs in on New SEC Marketing Guidelines

The SEC recently updated its rules on advertising and solicitation to – finally – reflect how contemporary advisors connect and communicate with their potential and existing clients. Becker Shareholder Robert Rabinowitz – who focuses his practice on providing legal and regulatory guidance to broker/dealers and investment advisers – offers insight into the new single rule, […]

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IN THE MEDIA: Katie Edwards-Walpole

Over the course of her career as a government official and practicing attorney, Katie Edwards-Walpole has not shied away from addressing many issues facing Floridians. Below is a collection of her insights into issues regarding beach access, medical marijuana, juvenile offenders in adult court, and more. BEACH ACCESS “Beachfront Property Owners Deserve Rights. That’s Why […]

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“Coronavirus No Excuse for Day-Late Rent by Business Facing Eviction, Appeals Court Rules,” Daily Business Review

By Lidia Dinkova A Deerfield Beach boat upholstery and cover business is still fighting eviction after an appellate court shot down its claim that the coronavirus pandemic played a role in a day-late rent payment. The Cove & Deerfield Beach LLC, controlled by New York’s Bruscas family, filed the commercial eviction lawsuit in January against […]

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“It Took a Pandemic and a Committee, but Broward Litigators Have Become More Polite,” Daily Business Review

By Michael A. Mora Broward litigators seem to have become … nicer… in recent months. That’s the good news from Chief Judge Jack Tuter, who has gone to great lengths to restore civility among litigators before the Broward Circuit Court. And interesting factor: The disruption resulting from the coronavirus pandemic might have helped with the […]

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“By the Numbers: Lobbyists Bring in Cash,” News Service Florida

As reported by News Service Florida, “During the first quarter of the year, companies, local governments and other clients paid an estimated $37.4 million to lobbying firms for legislative work, according to state numbers.” Becker reported compensation between $500,000 to $999,999, placing the firm in the second highest category by compensation out of thousands of […]

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“Attorneys Joining Governor on Trade Mission to Israel,” Daily Business Review

Attorneys will be part of a group of 90 political, business and academic leaders traveling Saturday to Israel with Gov. Ron DeSantis to spread a message of friendship and economic development. Becker shareholder Ellyn Bogdanoff, a state lawmaker for eight years, is looking for opportunities “to bring unique business to Florida that can flourish here and […]

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“Jamie Cole, Gary Rosen Combine for DBR’s Attorneys of the Year Award,” Daily Business Review

Jamie Cole and Gary Rosen are leaders at different law firms in Fort Lauderdale who became friends working on the Broward Business Council on Homelessness and other community efforts that placed them in the same orbits. The attorneys were recognized Thursday night as the Daily Business Review’s Attorneys of the Year for another combined effort — shepherding the creation […]

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“Armed and Dangerous,” CAI Common Ground

The increasing number of “active-shooter” incidents across the U.S. and abroad is creating troubling questions for community association boards. Is it time to think of the unthinkable? By Mike Ramsey Reprinted with permission from the May/June 2019 issue of Common Ground TM magazine, the flagship publication of Community Associations Institute (CAI). IT WAS NOT […]

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“Opportunity Zones Seen as Bonus Rather Than Driving Force on Deals,” Daily Business Review

Real estate in opportunity zones across South Florida has been springing up for sale offering development potential to investors along with a tax break. The special designation pushed up asking prices for some sites, said a broker listing some of the properties. An attorney who isn’t working on any of the deals said his clients […]

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