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“Q&A: In Wake of APMS Investigation, Southwest Florida HOA Attorney Explains How To Avoid Fraud” – News-Press

Community associations are not immune from fraud on the part of employees, members, or contractors. In a Q&A with News-Press, Becker Shareholder Rob Caves went into detail about what community associations can do to identify and protect against fraud. Topics covered include: The kinds of fraud and financial mismanagement that are most common. The due […]

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“3 Tax Traps for Associations and Managers to Avoid” – Community Association Management Insider

Kickbacks might be easy to define, but sometimes in the day-to-day of work transactions, they can be difficult to spot. “It’s generally receiving something of value in exchange for getting a contract or a better deal and pocketing that money or gift,” says Jamie Dokovna, a shareholder in the Florida law firm Becker & Poliakoff […]

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“Cornering Kickbacks: How to Help Your Managers Avoid Them” – Community Association Management Insider

Kickbacks might be easy to define, but sometimes in the day-to-day of work transactions, they can be difficult to spot. “It’s generally receiving something of value in exchange for getting a contract or a better deal and pocketing that money or gift,” says Jamie Dokovna, a shareholder in the Florida law firm Becker & Poliakoff […]

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“VIDEO: ‘Obscene’ Santa Clause,” AssociationHelpNow

Q: Can a board demand alteration or removal of a Santa Clause ornamentation making an obscene gesture? A: In both New York and New Jersey, an Association Board could demand alteration or removal of a Santa Clause ornamentation making an obscene gesture. Best practices for any Association would be to have a reasonable Rule or […]

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“Rising Sea Levels Bring a Wave of Risk — Even in Unexpected Locales,” Community Association Management Insider

For some time now, many community association managers realized that rising sea levels can put their clients at risk. Sea walls are no panacea. “When Hurricane Irma hit Marco Island,” says David Muller, a shareholder and board-certified specialist in condominium and planned development law with the Naples, Fla., office of Becker & Poliakoff, “there were […]

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“Avoid the Potential Pitfalls of Sharing Common Areas Among Communities,” Community Association Management Insider

Conflicts can arise when numerous associations share amenities and/or common areas through a master association. David Muller offers his ideas on effective negotiation to prevent this from happening. “When a developer develops a property,” says David Muller, a shareholder and board-certified specialist in condominium and planned development law with the Naples, Fla., office of Becker […]

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“Work Opportunity Tax Credit Can Add to the Bottom Line,” Community Association Management Insider

Community association management companies and their clients may not be aware of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), which is a useful tool available to them for simultaneously growing their staff and reducing their tax bills. “The credit is very overlooked,” says Jamie Dokovna, a shareholder in the Florida law firm Becker & Poliakoff who practices […]

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“3 Critical Issues to Cover in Today’s Board Training,” Community Association Management Insider

It is crucial for associations, board members, and managers to attend comprehensive board training as part of effective risk management, especially during our current climate. According to Jamie Dokovna, a shareholder in the Florida law firm Becker & Poliakoff who practices employment law and works with associations, one role board members frequently overlook is that […]

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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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