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2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 25 Becker Attorneys

The 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® honors 25 Becker attorneys across the Firm’s practices. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer review publications in the legal profession. Becker congratulates its attorneys on their recognition as among the best and brightest lawyers in the United States. Perry M. Adair, […]

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“Becker Uncovers Collusion Between Florida OIR & Citizens Insurance,” FLCAJ Magazine

Written By Steve Hallo Citizens Property Insurance allegedly overcharged Florida condominium association policyholders for years, according to the Fort Lauderdale, FL., law firm Becker. The firm also accuses the Florida Office of Insurance Regulations (OIR) of partaking in secret communications with the insurer, which resulted in a consent order being issued without a trial or […]

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“Not Every Communication With Your Attorney Is Privileged,” Daily Business Review

The attorney-client privilege is one of the oldest privileges in the law. The privilege started out as a common law right but has since been codified in the Florida Evidence Code. As a general matter, the privilege protects private conversations between attorneys and their clients. But just because a conversation involves an attorney does not […]

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“Common Interest Is Broader Than You May Think,” Daily Business Review

Generally speaking, private conversations between an attorney and client are privileged and their contents cannot be discovered. The same is true with respect to an attorney’s work product and his mental thoughts and impressions. These privileges are so engrained in the law that Florida has codified them at Florida Statute Section 90.502 (attorney-client privilege) and […]

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Webinar: Don’t Skip the Fine Print: Understanding Vendor Contract Provisions

Has a prospective vendor presented your association with a standard one-size-fits all contract? Before signing on the dotted line, watch the replay of a discussion dedicated to successfully navigating the boilerplate provisions of a commercial contract. We discuss the importance of key contract clauses, why you should think twice before signing a vendor’s typical agreement, […]

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“Don’t Let the Expert’s Communications Become Discoverable,” Today’s General Counsel

For attorneys practicing in Florida state and federal courts, a typical litigation consists of two discovery phases: fact discovery and expert discovery. Most litigators are familiar with fact discovery and what must and must not be disclosed under the applicable rules of procedure. For example, communications between a client and the client’s attorney can be […]

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19 Becker Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America® in 2021 Edition

The 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® honors nineteen Becker attorneys spanning nine practice areas. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer review publications in the legal profession. Becker congratulates its attorneys on their recognition as among the best and brightest lawyers in the United States. The nineteen attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® (2021 Edition), […]

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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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