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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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“My Weekday Workout in the COVID-19 Era: Becker & Poliakoff’s Scott Marcus,” Law.com

Don’t let the pandemic slow down your workout regime.  Becker Shareholder Scott Marcus used to work out four to five times a week before the coronavirus forced his local gyms and workout studios to close. When he worked out he focused on 30-45 minutes on the Stairmaster—a machine that offers moderate to intense cardio with […]

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“The Strange Fear of Life in a Big Apartment Building at the Epicenter of the Pandemic,” Realtor.com

In Florida some emergency plans are being put in place to “prohibit nonessential visitors beyond caregivers, delivery personnel, and a limited number of immediate family members,” says Donna DiMaggio Berger, Becker Shareholder, in regard to COVID-19.     Click here to read the full article on Realtor.com.

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“With No Copyright Protection for Client, Broward Lawyers Created Own Road Map,” Daily Business Review

Without copyright protection for a client with sophisticated products showcased in places like the Smithsonian Museum, two South Florida lawyers had to rely on creative legal theories. Their efforts paid off by convincing a New York judge to shut down online counterfeits of their client’s work. It also left a road map for future intellectual […]

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“A New Coronavirus Threat: Sidelined Subcontractors,” ConstructionDive

According to panelists in the Associated General Contractors of New York State webinar last week, it’s not just the coronavirus that poses a threat to the construction industry. Another factor impacting general contractors​ is a lack of available specialty contractors, which could be devastating to the industry. Employees at some specialty firms have been exposed to […]

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“Construction Companies Lobby to Keep Working as Coronavirus Spreads, “ Wall Street Journal

As state and local governments shut down or grind to a halt with the spread of the coronavirus, the construction industry is pushing to keep projects up and running. The industry employs 7.6 million Americans, or 5% of the workforce. Some states have deemed construction workers as non-essential or have ordered building sites to close, […]

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“Continuity and Closures: How Community Associations Are Addressing COVID-19,” Community Association Institute

Ensuring continuity of operations and residents’ safety has become top of mind for community association board members, managers, and business partners as the COVID-19 outbreak begins to impact more and more of the U.S. Donna DiMaggio Berger, a shareholder with Becker in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and a fellow in CAI’s College of Community Association Lawyers […]

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