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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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“Q&As With DBR’s 2019 On the Rise Honorees,” Daily Business Review

Business Litigation Shareholder Evan Berger is a 2019 Daily Business Review “On the Rise” honoree. The awards recognize attorneys for outstanding work early in their careers. Evan discusses what drew him to a legal career, his favorite mentor, and where he fits on a 1-10 work-life balance scale among other topics. Click here to read […]

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“Behind Closed Doors – Executive Session Explained,” AssociationHelpNow

Everyone who lives in a condominium or homeowner association knows that board meetings are no picnic. They can be confusing, loud and even get a little heated. However, some people may not know that the board also meets privately in executive session. Although this may seem secretive, it is necessary to keep the board, and […]

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“Opposition to PACs puts 2020 Democrats in a bind” – The Hill

By Alex Gangitano Democratic presidential candidates refusing to take PAC money may be forced to pinch pennies to survive in a crowded primary race where top-tier contenders like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) have the ability to raise tens of millions in small donations. The pressure to swear off all PAC money […]

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Becker Snags Construction Litigation Pro In Florida

Law360 (March 29, 2019, 4:18 PM EDT) — Florida-based firm Becker & Poliakoff PA has picked up some new firepower in its construction and litigation practices, adding a veteran litigator with more than 20 years’ experience from Boyd & Jenerette PA. Randy R. Dow comes to Becker as a shareholder in the firm’s West Palm Beach, Florida, office, […]

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Mario J. Bailey Featured in INFLUENCE Florida Magazine

Senior Government Relations Consultant Mario J. Bailey was interviewed as part of the Fourth Floor Files segment of the Spring 2019 issue of INFLUENCE Florida Magazine. Mario discusses what drives him as a lobbyist and why he doesn’t wear Gucci loafers, among other topics. Click here for the full story from INFLUENCE Florida.

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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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