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“Owner’s Pot-Bellied Pig Leads To Unusual Discrimination Lawsuit,” Community Association Management Insider

An Ohio HOA recently learned the hard way that discrimination lawsuits arising out of pet restrictions aren’t limited to disability-related claims. That’s one lesson from the association’s attempts to remove a pig from its premises; the other is that poorly worded restrictions can backfire. A Pig in a Poke “I’ve seen disputes with atypical pets, […]

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Gary Rosen Discusses Becker’s Return to Work, Vaccination Protocols

Like all businesses, Becker is navigating the uncharted waters of returning to work post-pandemic. While providing premium client service remains a top priority, maintaining a safe and supportive environment in which to serve is paramount for firm leadership. Managing Shareholder Gary Rosen offered the Daily Business Review a look into the firm’s hybrid workweek and […]

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“Older Attorneys Face Unique Hurdles In Late-Career Lateral Moves,” Law360

Older attorneys face unique issues when making late-career lateral moves or finding new jobs after decades at the same law firms, according to industry recruiters. Many law firms still have mandatory retirement ages and succession plans for when senior partners are expected to transition their business to their younger colleagues. And while some firms welcome […]

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“What Pandemic-Era Changes Are ‘Here to Stay’ for Law Firms?” Law.com

As Americans wait for the COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed throughout the country, many business leaders are evaluating what the new working world will look like. Law firms, historically resistant to change and slow to adopt new operational models, had to evolve to guarantee uninterrupted service to clients facing their own challenges in 2020. The […]

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“Home Heartache,” WSVN 7 News Miami

Buying a home is a complex undertaking that, in order to reach a smooth conclusion, requires the good faith efforts of all parties involved. When that trust is compromised, the process of recovering monies invested or enforcing protective contract clauses can become volatile and overwhelming for homebuyers. Veteran real estate attorney David Blattner discusses the […]

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“Cash Cows: Businesses Save Millions Through Tax Break Meant to Help Florida Farmers,” Orlando Sentinel

Florida real estate developers, large corporations, and other non-farming entities have long used the state’s “greenbelt” law to take advantage of significant tax discounts. The law provides for lower tax assessments on property classified as agricultural, which Becker land use attorney Katie Edwards-Walpole says is a good thing because it incentivizes property owners to continue […]

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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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