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“Mike Grissom taking his talents from Enterprise Florida to Becker law firm,” Florida Politics

Fort Lauderdale-based law firm Becker, which has a robust lobbying presence in Tallahassee, will announce Tuesday that Mike Grissom is joining its capital city office. Grissom comes to the firm from Enterprise Florida, where he served as executive vice president and, briefly, as interim president and CEO following Pete Antonacci’s appointment as Broward County Supervisor […]

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“Lean job market for Dems on K Street,” The Hill

Democratic congressional staffers aren’t flocking to K Street in the numbers expected after the midterms. Lobbying shops, law firms and government relations practices are recruiting former chiefs of staff and senior aides to Democratic lawmakers, but for most staffers the market has not lived up to expectations. Senior Government Relations Director Bert Gómez discusses this […]

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“Investors Dash Into Miami Opportunity Zones,” The Real Deal

Investors and developers in Miami-Dade County have been pouring money into Opportunity Zones. From April through September, property sales in those areas tallied $942 million, a 25 percent increase from the same time in 2017, according to The Real Deal’s analysis of records. Becker Real Estate Shareholder Phil Rosen discusses this topic saying, “Investors are […]

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“Becker & Poliakoff Launches Opportunity Zone Practice,” Law360

Becker & Poliakoff PA has launched a multidisciplinary opportunity zone practice to help clients navigate investing in the new low-income zones established by the 2017 tax reform law, the firm announced. The firm put together attorneys from their government policy, real estate, construction, public-private partnership, corporate and estate planning groups to provide comprehensive guidance for […]

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Omar Franco and Bert Gomez Discuss Growing Diversity on K Street in “The Hill”

The newly minted 116th Congress boasts growing diversity amongst its ranks. Government relations groups have begun following suit with an uptick in their own numbers of minority members on Capitol Hill. Members of Becker’s longstanding diverse Federal Lobbying Team, Omar Franco and Bert Gomez –Latinos themselves, believe this emerging trend on K Street will continue […]

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Hugo Alvarez Serves as the Bridge Between Developer and Bank for $51 Million Construction Loan

Miami-based apartment developer Estate Investments recently obtained a $51.35 million construction loan to proceed with Soleste Alameda, a two-building, 306-unit residential development. Of the $51.35 million, $46.7 million will be financed by Arkansas-based Centennial Bank. Becker shareholders Hugo Alvarez, Michael Boutzoukas, and David Blattner represented Centennial in the deal. Hugo, who acted as the bridge […]

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Science Offers Scrutiny

Ellyn S. Bogdanoff, Shareholder in Becker’s Government Law & Lobbying Group and former Senator, has supported efforts to allow for post-conviction DNA testing in Florida. In a Tampa Bay Times article discussing how today’s DNA technology can be used to scrutinize old cases, Ms. Bogdanoff commented, “When we allow government to prosecute people and put […]

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