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Take It To The Board: Lessons in Leadership – A Discussion with Becker’s Managing Partner, Gary Rosen

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here! Get set for an insightful exchange as host Donna DiMaggio Berger dives into the world of effective leadership with guest, Gary C. Rosen, Managing Shareholder and the commanding force behind Becker & Poliakoff. Donna and Gary discuss what leadership truly means, and the qualities one must possess to […]

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Take It To The Board: Medical Marijuana and ESA Trends – Checking in Again with FHA Expert JoAnn Nesta Burnett

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here! Are you confused about whether your board can stop residents from smoking marijuana in your community even if they claim it is for medical purposes? Join Donna DiMaggio Berger and guest JoAnn Nesta Burnett, Shareholder at Becker, as they unravel the intricacies of marijuana use within community […]

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Take It To The Board: Legal Resilience – Fostering A Growth Mindset for Lawyers Amidst Mental Health Realities with Professor Marcia Narine Weldon, Director of Transactional Skills Program and Lecturer at the University of Miami School of Law

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here! Does being an attorney make you unhappy? Could the legal profession be the root cause of your stress? Join host Donna DiMaggio Berger and guest Professor Marcia Narine Weldon as they pull back the curtain on the high-pressure legal industry, exploring its impact on mental health and offering […]

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Take It To The Board: We’re Having a Heat Wave – The Physical and Mental Impacts from Extreme Heat and What Your Community Should Do with Dr. Jason Mansour, Medical Director at Broward Health Medical Center’s Emergency Department

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here! Brace yourself for a deep dive into the hot issues surrounding extreme summer heat with host, Donna DiMaggio Berger, and guest Dr. Jason Mansour, Medical Director at Broward Health Medical Center’s Emergency Department. Together, they discuss the physical and mental impact of extreme heat events. This […]

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Take It To The Board: Examining the Challenges Community Association Attorneys Face and the Corporate Responsibility Community Associations Shoulder with Marcia Narine Weldon, Law Professor

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here! This week, in Part I of a two-part series, Donna DiMaggio Berger and guest Marcia Narine Weldon, Harvard Law School graduate and University of Miami School of Law professor, explore the intricate intersection of corporate responsibility, consumer rights, and the increasing influence of ESG (Environmental, Social, and […]

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Take It To The Board: Is Truth Stranger Than Fiction Particularly When It Comes to the Community Association Lifestyle? with Marvin Nodiff, Former Community Association Attorney and Author

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here! Join us this week as host Donna DiMaggio Berger sits down for a fascinating conversation with Marvin Nodiff, a retired community association attorney and prolific fiction writer. Together, they dive into the world of Marvin’s eight novels based on the trials and tribulations of a dynamic young St. […]

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Take It To The Board: Surviving the Storm: A Journey Through Hurricane Ian and Beyond with Joseph E. Adams, Becker & Poliakoff

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here! What would you do if you found yourself in the eye of a devastating hurricane? This week, our guest and Becker Shareholder, Joseph E. Adams, sits down with Donna DiMaggio Berger and relives this very question when he rode out Hurricane Ian in his home on Fort […]

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Take It To The Board: Why Local Government Matters Most with Vice Mayor Sarai “Ray” Martin of Lauderhill

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here! In today’s episode, Donna DiMaggio Berger sits down with Vice Mayor Ray Martin of Lauderhill to discuss why it is important to keep most regulation at the local level – particularly in large, diverse states –rather than using a “one size fits all” solution at the state level. […]

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Take It To The Board: Guns, God, and Gab – A Constitutional Analysis with Jay Roberts, Esq.

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here! In today’s episode, Becker Shareholder Jay Roberts, who represents community associations and developers with respect to all aspects of creating and operating planned community developments throughout Northwest Florida, sits down with Donna DiMaggio Berger to discuss two thought-provoking questions: Should commonly accepted rules regarding signs, flags, and […]

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Take It To The Board: Donna DiMaggio Berger Celebrates 50th Episode with Business Attorney and Husband, Michael Berger

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here! This week, Take It To The Board is proud to release its 50th episode! This podcast was started with the goal of giving its listeners a glimpse into the inner workings of a community association including the good, the bad, and the ugly. Now, it is […]

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Take It To The Board: Navigating the Negative Impacts of Sea Level Rise with Professor Harold R. Wanless and Dr. Esber Andiroglu

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here! Professor Harold “Hal” R. Wanless, Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Miami and Dr. Esber Andiroglu, Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering with a secondary appointment at the School of Architecture at the […]

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Take It To The Board: Pickleball Mania and How it is Affecting Your Community with CA Messana

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here! More and more condominiums and HOAs are converting tennis and shuffleboard courts into pickleball courts but is everyone happy about the “pickleball mania” that has seized the nation? Join us this week as host, Donna DiMaggio Berger sits down with guest, CA Messana, a member of Team […]

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Take It To The Board: Copyright Consequences You Need to Know with Dave Davis and Scott Templeton of Motion Picture Licensing Corporation

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here! Donna DiMaggio Berger sits down with Chief Commercial Officer, Dave Davis, and Key Accounts Licensing Manager, Scott Templeton of Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) to discuss the proper licensing needed when playing or streaming copyrighted work in community association common areas. That’s right – if you have music […]

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Yolanda Cash Jackson Interviewed on Fluent in Floridian Podcast

Shareholder Yolanda Cash Jackson sits down with SalterMitchell PR President and Partner Heidi Otway to share her story of growing up in South Florida and pivoting to a lobbying career in her late-twenties. They also discussed her notable achievements, such as spearheading the effort to install a sculpture of Mary McLeod Bethune (founder of Bethune-Cookman University) […]

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Take It To The Board: We’re Not Just Droning On – A Conversation with Drone Experts Chris Tonn and Neil Johnston On Your Community’s Potential Challenges with Drones

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here! Donna DiMaggio Berger sits down with guests Chris Tonn, CEO and Founder of Pelican Drones and Co-Founder of Rocket Drones and attorney Neil Johnston of Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC, drone expert and leader of its Real Estate, Land Use and Timber Practice Group. Over the last few […]

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Take It To The Board: A Discussion on Successful Real Estate Design in the Luxury Space with TRUMP!

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here!   Donna DiMaggio Berger sits down with guest, Jules Trump, a South-African born businessman and one-third of The Trump Group. His wife of 50 years, Stephanie, and his younger brother and business partner, Eddie, comprise the other two-thirds of the team. Also known as “the Other […]

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Take It To The Board Podcast: Candid Conversations on Community Association Living

Becker’s Take It To The Board podcast, hosted by shareholder Donna DiMaggio Berger, explores the reality of life in a community association. Among many special guests, nine Becker attorneys from across the firm, have appeared and discussed their area of expertise as it relates to community living. Tune in for these candid discussions which just might […]

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Take It To The Board: The Impact of Construction Next Door on Your Community with Katie Berkey, AICP, Becker & Poliakoff

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here!   This week, Becker Shareholder Kathleen “Katie” Berkey, AICP, sits down with Donna DiMaggio Berger and explains how she helps clients deal with all sorts of issues related to their property. As Mark Twain once said, “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore,” and truer words have […]

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Take It To The Board: Combatting Growing Hate Crimes Inside Community Associations with Sarah Emmons, the Florida Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here!   This week, Donna DiMaggio Berger sits down with Sarah Emmons, the Florida Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), to discuss recent incidents of hate symbols being placed inside community associations, how antisemitism takes root and what can be done to combat it. Specifically, Sarah and […]

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Take It To The Board: Are “55 and Older” Communities Still In Demand? What Must Be Done to Preserve Your Senior Lifestyle? An Engaging Discussion with Mark Friedman, Becker & Poliakoff

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here! This week, Becker Shareholder Mark D. Friedman, who provides legal counsel to condominium, homeowner and cooperative associations, sits down with Donna DiMaggio Berger to discuss “Housing for Older Persons” communities including their legal requirements for establishment and whether these communities have the same appeal today as […]

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Take It To The Board: The Art of Negotiating the Best Telecommunication Deal for Your Community With Marcie Gershoni, President at Community Cable Consultants

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here! Marcie Gershoni, President at Community Cable Consultants, is an experienced Cable professional having worked as an account executive for Comcast and then in the Cable Consulting field.  Marcie has been involved with the telecommunications industry from both sides of the aisle as the provider […]

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Take It To The Board: Radical Self-Care Can Change the World with Shelly Tygielski, Founder of Pandemic Love

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here! Today’s guest is unlike any other. A teacher, public speaker, and author, Shelly Tygielski, is a self-care activist and community organizer helping leaders to do the “inner work” of radical self-care to create mindful communities. After spending nearly 20 years in Corporate America, working for and leading Fortune 1000 organizations, including one of the largest community association […]

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Take It To The Board: Mitigating Reputational Risk with Laura Guitar, President of Reputation & Risk Advisors

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here! Condo and HOA battles make the news fairly frequently and when they do, volunteer board members, managers and residents need a crash course on how to interact with the media on a moment’s notice. Laura Guitar, President of marketing communications firm, Reputation & Risk Advisors, […]

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Take It To The Board: An Engineer’s Perspective on Implementing Florida’s New Condo Safety Law with Tim Marshall, Founder and President of A.T. Design

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here! Tim Marshall, a Florida Registered Professional Engineer, Florida Building Inspector, and a Special Inspector, sits down with host Donna DiMaggio Berger and discusses just how busy his days have become since the passage of SB 4D, the new safety law in Florida requiring thousands of older […]

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Take It To The Board: Fighting Fraud, Combating Cons, & Protecting Peace with Michael Reiter, Michael Reiter Associates

For more episodes of Take It To The Board, click here! Did you know that shared ownership communities are prime targets for con artists and fraudsters? And that even the best association employee can be tempted to join those ranks? Former Palm Beach Police Chief Michael Reiter tells host Donna DiMaggio Berger that the most […]

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