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“The Constant Call for Transparency — What is Proper Transparency?,” AssociationHelpNow

Serving on the board of any community association is not for the faint of heart. One of the trickiest challenges is to support a transparent decision-making process while simultaneously maintaining strict confidentiality. “Successful boards, in my opinion, don’t keep anything a secret unless they have to,” Becker Senior Attorney David L. Dockery tells Association Help […]

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“Best Mentors: Yolanda Cash Jackson Has Inverse Ratio for Talking, Listening,” Daily Business Review

Yolanda Cash Jackson Title: Shareholder Firm: Becker & Poliakoff Name a secret ingredient or two for effective mentoring? My two secret ingredients are compassion and empathy. A good mentor will never forget what is was to be in the shoes of a mentee, and a good mentor should always offer advice for the mentee as if they were […]

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Gary Rosen Once Again Named One of Florida’s 500 Most Influential Business Leaders

Becker Managing Shareholder Gary Rosen has once again been recognized as one of Florida’s 500 most influential executives. The Florida 500 is the culmination of a year-long research initiative by the editors of Florida Trend to identify the state’s most notable business leaders across economic sectors. Gary has been listed every year since the introduction […]

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“What’s New in Rules and Restrictions,” Community Association Management Insider

Shareholder Jennifer Horan weighs in on amending community association governing documents to include restrictions on the use of surveillance cameras. “The Ring doorbell has been a huge issue because the span [of the captured images] is so far that they can really see everything. Especially in connected homes, where you may share a driveway, people […]

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“Contractors Prepare to Face COVID-19 Challenges for the Long Haul,” Construction Dive

Construction Dive takes a look at how construction companies are adapting and coming to terms with the longtime implications of COVID-19. Construction Law & Litigation Shareholder Steve Lesser discusses how the pandemic has led contractors to read thoroughly through force majeure clauses in their contracts. “The cost of construction is now changing because of all […]

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“Do US Universities Need Further Education in P3?,” Proximo Magazine

U.S. university public-private partnerships, known as P3s, have surged in popularity in the last decade. However budgetary pressures from the 2008 recession eroded state funding for U.S. public universities. Becker Shareholder Lee Weintraub, a leader in the field of P3s, shared, “The Great Recession caused funding for public universities to take a dive and they […]

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“Pandemic-Proof Employee Wellness,” Corporate Wellness Magazine

Human Resource departments have long wished for better participation in their wellness programs. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, there is an even greater need nowadays to keep employees’ mental and emotional health at the forefront. That is why many companies are turning to technology as a way to help their employees succeed in […]

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“Red-State Cities Get Cool Reception from GOP on Relief Aid,” The Hill

Red states and cities across the country are trying to convince congressional Republicans that they should receive funding in the next coronavirus relief package as the 2020 election looms. Last week, House Democrats passed a rescue bill that included $915 billion for states and localities in their $3 trillion rescue bill. Since the pandemic took […]

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“Someone is Sick: Now What?,” Community Association Management Insider

What do you do when one of your community association members is diagnosed with the coronavirus (COVID-19)? Becker Shareholder Jennifer Horan reminds board members to exercise caution when considering privacy rights of residents, while also being transparent. “I tell my boards in condo associations that they don’t necessarily have the duty to inform the owners […]

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“Building a Project During the Pandemic? Here’s What You Should Know,” South Florida Business Journal

Construction projects have slowed in South Florida as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. As workers are deciding to stay home, supply chain problems arise and developers are hitting the pause button, Becker hosted a virtual webinar “Construction, Contractors, and COVID-19” to discuss these concerns. Led by Becker Shareholder Lee Weintraub, the panel included Janice Oliva, controller […]

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