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Becker Defends New Mother Accusing Former Employer of Pregnancy Bias

Becker successfully advocated for our client – a former sales executive with Nice Systems, Inc. – and helped her win the right to present her story of discrimination and retaliation before a trial. Employment litigator Jamie Dokovna represented new mom Stacey Malo, while counsel for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) presented their objective […]

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“Through Self-Determination, SFSC Alumnus Edward Lohrer Realized His Dream of Becoming an Attorney,” SFSC

When South Florida State College (SFSC) alumnus Edward Lohrer graduated from high school, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life. He had grown up in Lake Placid, Fla., and all he knew was that he wanted to see what life held for him beyond the borders of Highlands County. Although he […]

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“Hold Up: 5 Areas to Negotiate on Elevator Maintenance Contracts,” Community Association Management Insider

Properly operating elevators rank near the top of the most important — and most visible —equipment in a community association. Yet some communities sign standard service contracts without giving the terms much thought. “One of the biggest mistakes across the board with associations is not having a lawyer look over the elevator contracts,” says Jennifer […]

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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?”

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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