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“In the Crosshairs: Can — and Should — Your Clients Regulate Firearm Possession?,” Community Association Management Insider

The issue of gun violence has become increasingly common in news headlines across the country, and in turn, has become a hot button topic of debate within community associations. Shareholder Jay Roberts discusses the options community associations have in dealing with this issue with Community Association Management Inside. Jay notes that while Florida has no […]

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“Q&A Interview with Lee Weintraub,” ActionLine

Q: Lee, how long have you been the chair of the Public-Private Partnership (P3) group at Becker? A: I have practiced in the Fort Lauderdale office of Becker since 1999, where I am the Vice-Chair of the Construction Law and Litigation Practice Group and Chair of the Public/Private Partnerships Practice Group. Since 2013, the year […]

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“How I Made Partner: Becker & Poliakoff’s Jie Chengying Xiu,”

Jie Chengying Xiu, 43, Becker & Poliakoff Office: New York. Practice area: Capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate. Law school and year of graduation: Seton Hall Law School, 2004. How long have you been at the firm? Four years. Were you an associate at another firm before joining your present firm? I was counsel at […]

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Omar Franco and Bert Gómez Named to The Hill’s List of 2019 Top Lobbyists

We are pleased to announce Omar Franco and Bert Gómez’s inclusion in The Hill’s list of 2019 Top Lobbyists as “Hired Guns.” Those recognized are at the top of their game in the influence industry, representing and delivering results for some of the nation’s largest companies and associations. Omar Franco serves as Managing Director and […]

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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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