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“Neighbor’s Secondhand Smoke A Bother” – News-Press

Q: Can a condominium association ban smoking inside condominium unit? I have discomfort and health concerns related to my neighbor’s constant smoking. (M.C., via e-mail) A: There is no case law on this topic, and it is not addressed in the statute. The board is usually given the authority to adopt rules regarding the common […]

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CALL ALERT: New Building Form Required by Years’ End for Condo & Coop Buildings 3 Stories or Higher; Hurricane Preparation for All Communities

The Florida Division of Florida Condominiums, Cooperatives and Timeshares has just posted the form (which they have titled Building Report) which must be submitted by all Florida condominiums and cooperative associations with buildings that are three stories or higher. This information must be submitted ON OR BEFORE January 1, 2023. http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/condos-timeshares-mobile-homes/building-report/ This Building Report form […]

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Webinar: Loans and Borrowing Money – What Community Associations Need to Know

 There is a lot of confusion when it comes to obtaining a loan as a community association. This webinar is intended to clear the confusion and provide you with the necessary tools to obtain a loan. Topics Covered: What is and is not collateral for a community association loan. What type of loan documents […]

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Paul Shur, Katie Berkey Represent Parklands West Community Development District in Complex Bond Refunding

Financial Services Shareholder Paul H. Shur led the representation of Parklands West Community Development District (CDD) in closing a third-generation tax exempt refunding bond which will fund special assessments used for community improvements. Shareholder Katie Berkey, who is Board certified in City, County, and Local Government Law, assisted with the complicated financing. Compliance with Florida’s […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of August 8, 2022

Build Back Better, Rebuilt This past weekend, Senate Democrats passed their long-awaited yet slimmed down version of President Biden’s Build Back Better climate and healthcare spending bill, largely paid for by increased corporate taxes and IRS enforcement. While the reconciliation bill is not final, the news represents a win for congressional Democrats who are back […]

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“Notice of Board Meetings Must Be Posted” – News-Press

Q: It is my understanding that board meetings require paper posting of notice on the condominium property. However, our board does not always post notice saying that “they forgot.” What action can be taken to address a failure to post meeting notice as required? (M.G., via e-mail) A: Board members have a fiduciary duty to […]

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Managing Shareholder Gary C. Rosen Honored by South Florida Business Journal as Ultimate CEO

Becker is thrilled to announce Managing Shareholder Gary C. Rosen’s selection as one of South Florida Business Journal’s Ultimate CEOs. This “best of the best” honor is reserved for the 15 top executives in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, and recognizes business acumen, leadership, and community involvement. Gary is in great company and has […]

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Take It To the Board: Florida Representative Dan Daley on How We Get the Laws We Get

In this episode of Take It to the Board, host Donna DiMaggio Berger speaks with State Representative Dan Daley, the Florida House or Representatives member for the district which includes portions of Coral Springs, Sunrise, Plantation, and Tamarac. He is the Democratic ranking member of the Redistricting Subcommittee, and he also serves on the Commerce Committee; […]

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Community Update – July 2022

On July 1, 2021, changes to Florida law opened the door to allow condominium and cooperative associations a new option for addressing disputes between unit owners and the association through pre-suit mediation. Learn more about what this means in our featured article, “Options for Dispute Resolution in Condominium Associations.” Also, did you know that Becker’s Mediation […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of August 1, 2022

The Senate The Senate will stay in Washington one more week before beginning its August recess to tackle a veterans healthcare bill, new NATO admissions, and a last-minute reconciliation deal. Last week, Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) struck a surprise deal with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to announce a stripped-down reconciliation package calling for […]

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