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Becker Grows Florida Community Association Practice with New Bradenton Office; Adds Mary R. Hawk and Bryony G. Swift

July 25, 2023 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists, and other professionals in Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., announces that Mary R. Hawk and Bryony G. Swift have joined as shareholders in the firm’s Florida community association practice. They will both be based in Becker’s […]

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Steven B. Lesser Appointed as American Bar Association’s Special Advisor of the Standing Committee on Specialization

Becker is pleased to announce that Steven B. Lesser, Chair of the firm’s national Construction Law & Litigation practice group, has been appointed as Special Advisor to the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Specialization, which approves accreditation of lawyers nationally. Steven has a deep history with board certification. He is Board Certified in Construction Law, […]

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Becker Expands Footprint in Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia with Grand Opening of Mount Laurel Office

July 1, 2023 – Mount Laurel, NJ –  Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists, and other professionals in offices throughout the East Coast is pleased to announce that the firm’s third New Jersey office, based in Mount Laurel, has officially opened. The new office, led by Jonathan H. Katz, will assist clients with community […]

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Becker’s Anthony Bedell Appointed to the Board of Visitors of the Virginia Commonwealth University

On behalf of Governor Glenn Youngkin, Becker is pleased to announce that Anthony Bedell, a Senior Corporate and Government Relations Director in Becker’s Federal Lobbying Practice, was appointed to the Board of Visitors of the Virginia Commonwealth University. Anthony will serve a four-year term beginning July 1, 2023, and ending June 30, 2027. Bedell is […]

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Becker Attorneys in Florida, New Jersey, and New York Recognized as 2022-2023 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Becker is thrilled to announce that several attorneys in the firm’s Florida, New Jersey, and New York offices have been named as 2022-2023 Super Lawyers, an honor that recognizes the top 5% of the total lawyers in any given state. Additionally, Becker attorneys recognized as Rising Stars represent the top 2.5% of attorneys under 40 […]

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Becker Named Top-Performing Lobbying Firm by Bloomberg Government for Fourth Year

In 2022, lobbying spending in Washington reached a new high of $4 billion and Becker is proud to announce that once again the firm has been named to Bloomberg Government’s list of Top-Performing Lobbying Firms. Out of the registered lobbying firms that filed Lobbying Disclosure Act reports with the Senate during 2022, Bloomberg Government reviewed […]

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Chambers USA Recognizes Becker’s Construction and Litigation Practices; Six Attorneys in 2023 Edition

Becker is thrilled to announce that the firm and its attorneys have been recognized in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA, a prestigious annual guide of leading law firms and attorneys. Chambers’ sources describe the firm as having a “diverse knowledge base” and a “strong presence across the state.” This year, Becker once again received […]

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Becker Opens Third New Jersey Office and Grows Community Association Practice: Jonathan H. Katz and Loren Rosenberg Lightman Join the Firm’s Community Association Practice

May 8, 2023 – Morristown, NJ — Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists, and other professionals throughout the U.S., announces that Jonathan H. Katz and Loren Rosenberg Lightman have joined as shareholders in the firm’s New Jersey community association practice. They will be based in the firm’s new Mount Laurel and Red […]

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Golden Star Acquisition Corporation Announces Pricing of $60 Million Initial Public Offering

Golden Star Acquisition Corporation, a Cayman Island exempt company (NASDAQ: GODN), announced today that it priced its initial public offering of 6,000,000 units at $10.00 per unit. The Company’s units are expected to be listed on NASDAQ Stock Market LLC Global Market (“NASDAQ”) and trade under the ticker symbol “GODNU” beginning Tuesday, May 2, 2023. […]

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Becker Advises Persico S.p.A in Its Acquisition of Precision Mold Services

April 26, 2023 – New York, NY – Becker & Poliakoff Corporate and International Practice Group teams assisted Persico S.p.A in their acquisition of CHH, Inc. (d/b/a Precision Mold Services), a leading U.S. rotomoulding service provider based in Minnesota.  The transaction closed on April 20, 2023. The Becker team was led by corporate shareholder and […]

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Florida Supreme Court Justice John D. Couriel Speaks at Becker Legacy Speaker Series

April 19, 2023 – Miami, FL — Becker & Poliakoff, in partnership with the University of Miami School of Law, recently welcomed Florida Supreme Court Justice John D. Couriel as the keynote speaker of the Alan S. Becker and Gary A. Poliakoff Preeminent Leaders in Law Speaker Series. The educational forum, established in honor of the […]

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Becker & Poliakoff Celebrates 50th Anniversary: 50 Years of Outstanding Client Service and Dedication to Communities

April 18, 2023 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.  The firm is proud of its beginnings and contribution to the creation of laws governing shared ownership housing in Florida. With 11 offices throughout Florida and additional locations in New York, New […]

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Priscilla Bonsu Appointed as Vice Chair of the International Private Equity & Venture Capital Committee of the ABA International Law Section

Becker is thrilled to announce that Priscilla Bonsu has been appointed as Vice Chair of the International Private Equity & Venture Capital Committee of the ABA International Law Section for the coming ABA year, commencing on August 8, 2023, and ending on August 6, 2024. The ABA International Law Section is the leader in the […]

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Vincenzo M. Mogavero and Martin C. Cabalar Successful in Obtaining a Pre-Answer Dismissal with Prejudice on Behalf of Florida Client

Vincenzo M. Mogavero and Martin C. Cabalar were successful in obtaining a pre-answer dismissal with prejudice of the claims asserted against their Florida client because of the lack of personal jurisdiction in New Jersey. They obtained a decision from the New Jersey Appellate Division affirming the trial court’s decision in all respects. The unpublished decision […]

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Becker Represents Metal Sky Star Acquisition Corporation in Future Dao Definitive Merger Agreement

Future Dao Group Holding Limited (“Future Dao”), a blockchain company with a focus on bitcoin mining, and Metal Sky Star Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq: MSSA) (“MSSA”), a blank check company formed for the purpose of acquiring one or more businesses or entities, announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement (the “Merger Agreement”). […]

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Becker & Miami Law Welcome Florida Supreme Court Justice John D. Couriel to the Alan S. Becker and Gary A. Poliakoff Preeminent Leaders in Law Speaker Series

April 4, 2023 – Miami, FL — Becker & Poliakoff, in partnership with the University of Miami School of Law, is pleased to announce that Florida Supreme Court Justice John D. Couriel will be the next keynote speaker of the Alan S. Becker and Gary A. Poliakoff Preeminent Leaders in Law Speaker Series on Tuesday, […]

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David L. Dockery Promoted to Shareholder

April 3, 2023 – Morristown, NJ — Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists, and other professionals throughout the US, announced today that David L. Dockery has been promoted to Shareholder in Becker’s Morristown, New Jersey office. David Ramsey, Chair of Becker’s New Jersey Community Association Practice Group said, “We are pleased to […]

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Omar Franco Voted to the Hispanic Lobbyists Association’s Board of Directors

Becker is thrilled to announce that Omar Franco will be returning to serve on the Hispanic Lobbyists Association’s (HLA) Board of Directors! The HLA is dedicated to advancing and empowering Hispanic/Latino government relations and public affairs professionals by fostering mentorship and professional development opportunities. HLA’s members are advocates whose expertise and knowledge make for a […]

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Becker Expands Community Association and Real Estate Practices With Jose Luis Baloyra in Miami

February 1, 2023 – Miami, FL — Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists, and other professionals throughout the U.S., announces that Jose Luis Baloyra has joined the firm as a shareholder in the firm’s community association and real estate practices and is resident in the firm’s Miami office. Mr. Baloyra provides counsel […]

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Becker Welcomes Corporate Shareholder Gabriel Monzon-Cortarelli in New York

January 10, 2023 – New York, NY — Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists, and other professionals throughout the United States, announces that Gabriel Monzon-Cortarelli has joined as a shareholder in the firm’s corporate practice and Chair of the International Practice Group, Europe and Latin America. Mr. Monzon-Cortarelli was most recently a partner at Orrick, Herrington & […]

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Mark J. Stempler Appointed Office Managing Shareholder of Becker’s West Palm Beach Office

January 3, 2023 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists, and other professionals throughout the US, announced today that Mark J. Stempler has assumed the role of Office Managing Shareholder of Becker’s West Palm Beach office. He follows William J. Cea, who recently retired from the firm after […]

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LaToya Sheals Elected to the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists

Becker is thrilled to announce that LaToya Sheals was elected to the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists! The Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists (FAPL) is a broad-based organization committed to establishing and maintaining high standards for professional advocates. FAPL members adhere to explicit standards of conduct in dealing with public […]

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Max Losner Elected Chairman of the Miami-Dade Planning Advisory Board

Becker is thrilled to announce that Max Losner, who was unanimously elected Chairman of the Miami-Dade Planning Advisory Board. The Planning Advisory Board is the County’s designated Local Planning Agency, and it is the main advisory board to the BCC on matters related to planning and annexations/incorporations. Max’s experience in the Florida House led him to […]

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Becker Attorneys Close Merger of DLH Holdings Corp. and Grove Resource Solutions, Inc.

Becker is proud to announce the successful acquisition between its client, DLH Holdings Corp., a publicly traded government services provider, and Grove Resource Solutions, LLC. The purchase price of the acquisition was $185 million and was funded with $178 million in cash and $7 million in common stock.  The cash portion of the purchase price […]

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Clarence Williams Named a 2022 Top Lobbyist

Becker is thrilled to announce that Clarence Williams has been named a Top 2022 Lobbyist by the National Institute for Lobbying and Ethics (NILE)! We are so proud of our colleague and delighted to see his efforts recognized. The NILE Annual Top Lobbyist list is comprised of 100 lobbyists, PAC managers, and grassroots professionals nominated […]

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