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“Uber, Lyft No-Show Sparks House Panel Talk Of New Regs,” Law360

Uber and Lyft skipped out on a hearing this week before a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee panel, which has resulted in heightened scrutiny over the ride-hailing industry’s regulatory oversight. Business Litigation Shareholder Mark Stempler, who previously represented a Broward taxicab company in a regulatory dispute with Uber, commented on the issue: “There’s no one […]

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“Associations Confront the Continuing Challenge of Short-Term Rentals,” Community Association Management Insider

Short-term rentals are this season’s hot topic. Many communities are wondering what they can do to overcome the challenge of having things like Airbnbs pop up in their neighborhood. There are ways that homeowners associations can impose regulations and restrictions on short-term rentals, without legislation having to pass. “A majority of my associations have leasing […]

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“Debtor Must Release Privileged Carlton Fields Attorney-Client Communications, Judge Rules,” Daily Business Review

Becker shareholder Jon Polenberg represents creditor-trustee, Daniel J. Stermer in a suit filed in Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida alleging that ATIF’s 2015 asset transfer to Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, one of the largest title insurance groups in the U.S., was fraudulent. Mr. Polenberg argued that ATIF attempted to avoid […]

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“Personnel Note: Alejandro Alamo — Former Aide to Jeanette Núñez — Joins Becker,” Florida Politics

Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices across the East Coast, today announced that Alejandro Alamo has joined the firm as a Government Relations Consultant in its Government Law and Lobbying practice. He was a Legislative Assistant to then-state Rep. Jeanette M. Núñez, now the state’s Lieutenant Governor. “I’m thrilled to be joining Becker […]

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“Developing Practice Group Chairs into Leaders Lawyers Actually Want to Follow,” NALP

Practice Group Leaders (PGL) are a big part of determining whether or not a firm will ultimately find success. PGLs that have certain characteristics tend to be better and more focused leaders. In a recent article published in The National Association for Law Placement, Becker’s Managing Shareholder Gary Rosen shared his insight as to what […]

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“Miami Developers: All This Socialist Talk Is Really Bugging Us,” Bisnow

Real Estate professionals in Miami are generally worried about macroeconomic forces that have more to do with policy than anything else. More specifically, all the talk of socialism has some Miami Real Estate influencers concerned. At a recent panel at Bisnow’s South Florida State of the Market event, many members of the discussion divulged that it […]

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“Is It Kosher for My Condo to Go Kosher?” The New York Times

A hotly debated topic within the world of community associations is whether or not condominiums should be accommodating towards certain religions. The New York Times recently tackled this issue in their article, “Is It Kosher for My Condo to Go Kosher?” The article questions whether or not a board can impose customs that support the […]

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“NJ Broker Found Guilty of Insider Trading,” ThinkAdvisor

Shareholder Robert Rabinowitz spoke to ThinkAdvisor regarding The Securities and Exchange Commission winning a jury trial in U.S. District Court, Atlanta against Raymond Pirello Jr. He was found guilty on all five SEC claims, last serving as a FINRA-registered broker for Garden State Securities in Red Bank, New Jersey. When asked if the firm Garden […]

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“Ellyn Bogdanoff Named to Human Trafficking Panel’s Dso,” Florida Politics

Ellyn Bogdanoff, a former state lawmaker, has been named to the board of directors of the direct-support organization (DSO) for the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking. Senate President Bill Galvano appointed her last week, according to a news advisory from the Becker firm, where she is a shareholder. Her term of office runs through July 1, 2021. DSOs are nonprofits that […]

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“Fla. Defamation Suit Shield Doesn’t Extend To Books, Movies,” Law360

Jon Polenberg, Yasin Daneshfar, and Andrew Polenberg represented Francisco Javier Ospina Baraya, the grandson of a former Colombian president, in a defamation suit that went up against publishing powerhouses Penguin Random House and Little, Brown and Company, among others. The ruling, in favor of the client, sets a precedent for defamation law in Florida. The appeals […]

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