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New Jersey Community Association Group Sets Sail

On June 28th, the Morristown Community Association Practice Group, along with four additional sponsors, set sail aboard a Manhattan Elite yacht for a cruise around NYC with 60 manager guests. In addition to a summer night filled with great scenery, food and conversation, our guests received giveaways and prizes intended to honor and thank each […]

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Corporate Practice Group’s New Offering Provides Legal Defense for Broker Dealers and Registered Reps

Robert I. Rabinowitz Shareholder Corporate Practice Group Becker’s Broker/Dealer Gap Customer Arbitration Plan (“GCAP”) is a new practice area offering from the Corporate group. Spearheaded by Robert Rabinowitz, GCAP provides legal defense for Broker/Dealers and their Registered Representatives for customer arbitrations. The Plan is designed to supplement the Broker/Dealer’s E&O policy. Click here to learn […]

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HOA Governing Documents Explained

Q: I recently purchased a home in a development that is under a homeowners’ association. When I purchased, I received “the documents” for our community. I am confused how these documents relate to each other and what the different documents are supposed to mean. Can you clarify the differences between the documents for me? I […]

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Deadline looms for older Florida High-Rises to Install Engineered Life Safety Systems!

Florida’s 2019 60-day Legislative Session will begin on March 5, 2019 and is expected to end on May 3, 2019. The Florida Fire Protection Code, Section 31.3.5.12 of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 requires existing (pre-1992) “high-rise” buildings which are not otherwise exempt to be protected either by an automatic sprinklers system or […]

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How Will the Next Generation of Condominium Owners Change Florida’s Shared Ownership Communities?

Despite statistics proving that the age of condominium owners in the Sunshine State is trending younger and younger these days, the stereotypical notion of a condominium dweller being retired and overly concerned with the lives of his or her neighbors still prevails. With a healthy economy and new condominium construction offering more amenities than ever, […]

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2018 Hurricane Recovery & Disaster Preparedness Guide – Now Available Online

Disaster planning is a fundamental fact of life for all Floridians. Community association boards and managers are responsible for preparing their communities as hurricane season approaches. Our Hurricane Recovery Team is ready to partner with you to help you weather the storm by providing important tips and information to protect your community. Visit Hurricane-Recovery.com   […]

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Seven Becker Attorneys Recognized as Florida Legal Elite

Becker is proud to announce that seven of our shareholders were recently recognized in the 2018 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™.  Alan Becker, Steve Lesser and Ken Direktor from our Ft. Lauderdale office, Marilyn Perez-Martinez and Hugo Alvarez from the Miami office, Gary Schaaf from our Tampa office, and Joseph E. Adams from […]

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Architectural Committees Cannot Vote by E-mail

Q:        I read your recent column stating that e-mail is no longer allowed as a way for HOA board members to vote. Our architectural review committee meets once a month to review and approve applications, but there are often “emergency” situations that arise where owners want approval between the monthly meetings. In these limited situations, […]

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