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“Floridian of the Year: Yolanda Cash Jackson” – Florida Trend Magazine

Yolanda Cash Jackson, South Florida attorney and lobbyist at Becker & Poliakoff, has been named FLORIDA TREND’s 2022 Floridian of the Year in recognition of her groundbreaking efforts to create pathways of opportunities for others and to garner support for Florida’s history-making achievement in becoming the first state to have an African-American, Mary McLeod Bethune, […]

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“Power Players: Becker & Poliakoff” – The Boca Raton Observer

Community Association Attorney Attorney Donna DiMaggio Berger is passionate about representing condominium and homeowners associations throughout Florida by helping them to efficiently and effectively operate their communities. Berger, a shareholder at Becker, helps volunteer board members and their managers tackle tough challenges, including rising insurance rates, costly maintenance and repair projects, governing document updates and […]

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Washington Weekly: Week of November 28, 2022

117th Congress’ Final Weeks: The House and Senate return to DC this week after the Thanksgiving Recess for its final stretch of the 2022 working period. Lawmakers still need to clear must-pass pieces of legislation during that time such as a government funding bill and a national defense authorization, but the impending transfer of power […]

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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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Washington Weekly: Week of November 21, 2022

Meet the 118th Congress The following provides an overview of the 118th Congress beginning January 2023, including expected leadership structures of House and Senate committees. House Republicans will take control of the Chamber and committees next year, making Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) the next likely Speaker of the House with Rep. Steven Scalise (R-LA) as […]

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“Liberty City Native Yolanda Cash Jackson becomes First Black Woman to Lead County Economic Development Agency” – Miami Herald

In a Fort Lauderdale office adorned with countless awards next to her picture with President Barack Obama, an autographed Dwyane Wade jersey and art by Black artists, attorney Yolanda Cash Jackson feels at home. Jackson, 64, is the newly appointed chairwoman of the board of directors of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the county’s public-private economic […]

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“Tax Equity Requires Reinstating the Home Office Deduction” – Law360

Over the past two and a half years, the job market has changed tremendously due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this unprecedented time, employees have experienced a new normal that included working from home, eliminating both the time and cost of commuting to the office. Unable to go to the office, employees were forced to […]

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“Condo vs. HOA Budget Procedures Explained,” News-Press

Q: How much notice to the members is required when the board is adopting the annual budget? (B.R., via e-mail) A: For a condominium association, budget meetings must be noticed at least 14 days in advance for the benefit of the members. Notice is to be posted on the condominium or association property, and also […]

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Additional Opportunity to Extend Certain Permits due to Hurricane Nicole

Section 252.363(1)(a), Florida Statutes (2022), provides that certain qualifying permits and authorizations are eligible for an extension once a state of emergency is issued by the Governor for the length of time the state of emergency is in effect, plus an additional six months. A written request for such an extension must be submitted to […]

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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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