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A Message from Our Management Committee

Since its founding, Becker has demonstrated a commitment to freedom, equality, and the betterment of the communities we serve. We will continue to use our resources, influence, and voice to rectify injustice and create positive change. Becker has contributed to a number of organizations that oppose racial injustice, however we realize there is more work […]

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COVID-19 and Community Association “Emergency Powers”

Your association board closed the clubhouse, the pool, the gym and the tennis courts due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But one of your neighbors, who has been diagnosed with disease, refuses to stay home and self-quarantine. How do you keep your neighbor from mingling with other residents? In 2008, the legislature granted associations “emergency powers” […]

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“The Conflict Between a Shareholder’s Right to Inspect Financial Records and the Company’s Accountant-Client Privilege Under Florida Law,” Today’s General Counsel

It is not uncommon for a business or its executives to be presented with allegations of mismanagement or wrongdoing by a minority shareholder accompanied by requests for company financial records.  When such allegations arise, it is important for a business organization to be prepared to efficiently address the allegations while protecting its privileged communications with […]

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Becker Represents Client in Landmark Win Against Ride-Sharing Giant Uber

In a landmark decision, the Florida Supreme Court denied Uber’s request for appeal in a dispute over rides at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).   Becker represented the plaintiff, Yellow Cab of Broward County, in the case that pitted the traditional taxi service against ride-sharing giant, Uber, and Broward County. Broward County negotiates license agreements with […]

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Airline Contractor Sues Supplier Over Banned Hand Sanitizer

Law360 (October 11, 2018, 7:49 PM EDT) — Airline amenities provider Linstol USA LLC sued a hand sanitizer maker Thursday in Florida federal court for allegedly failing to tell Linstol of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration ban on the product, which Linstol says cost the company its contract with United Airlines. In a suit filed in the Middle District […]

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Becker Obtains Appellate Court Win Over Uber

Led by Business Litigation Group shareholders Mark Stempler, Daniel Wallach and Allen Levine, the firm scored a big win for its client, Yellow Cab Co., in a trade-secret ruling against ride-hailing giant Uber from the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal (Rasier-DC, LLC v. B&L Service, Inc. and Broward County, Florida). The court ruled that Uber can’t keep secret money that […]

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Florida Homestead Provisions Can Be Trap For the Unwary

This intra-family dispute on ownership of a residence in Broward County has important implications for probate and real estate lawyers and has become a favorite of those who teach Florida homestead constitutional principles. If you do not specialize in Florida constitutional homestead law, do not dabble in it, as the lawyers learned here, where the […]

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Becker & Poliakoff Obtains Appellate Victory And Reversal In Florida Homestead Rights Dispute

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, November 5, 2014 — Becker & Poliakoff today announced that it had secured a court victory in a long-running family dispute centering on the ownership of residential property that one family member had attempted to transfer to another family member despite having deeded away the property many years earlier. The case was originally […]

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Becker & Poliakoff Secures Major Appellate Victory for Real Estate Developer in ILSA Case

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Alan Penchansky The Pen Group Communications Tel: (305) 529-1944 email: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, February 26, 2010 – Becker & Poliakoff, a diversified commercial law firm with more than 130 attorneys in 13 Florida offices, New York City, New Jersey, Nassau (Bahamas) and Prague, today announced it had secured a court victory in […]

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