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Becker Launches Interdisciplinary Sea Level Rise Advisory Team to Serve Florida’s Coastal Residents

As one of the first law firms in Florida to address the legal issues stemming from sea level rise, Becker is excited to announce its interdisciplinary Sea Level Rise Advisory Team which includes experienced and knowledgeable lawyers ready to assist our clients in preparing for the future. Our multifaceted team is comprised of specialists at […]

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Becker Counted Among the Top 25 Corporate Philanthropists of South Florida

Delivering platinum service to our clients and community is at the very heart of Becker, and we are thrilled to be counted among the top 25 corporate philanthropists of South Florida as recognized by the South Florida Business Journal. Becker attorneys and professionals are heavily involved in charitable and community causes including: University of Miami Alan […]

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Becker Shareholder Jennifer Bales Drake Receives 2021 Leadership Award

Becker is proud to announce that shareholder Jennifer Bales Drake has been named a 2021 Leadership Award recipient by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Foundation (GFLAF). Jennifer serves on the GFLAF’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Leadership Committee; is a member of Broward Women’s Alliance; sits on the Advisory Board of the Fort Lauderdale […]

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SPOTLIGHT: Jennifer Bales Drake, Real Estate Law & P3

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Becker showcases the inspiration, philosophies, and expertise of the women attorneys and lobbyists who help elevate our firm and client service. Jennifer Drake is a highly accomplished real estate attorney and a Vice Chair of Becker’s Public, Private Partnerships (P3) practice group. Her practice focuses on commercial transactions for […]

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Association Title Services is Now Becker Title

Please join us as we celebrate the official launch of Becker Title! About Becker Title: Becker Title is the in-house title company of Becker & Poliakoff, a Florida-based law firm focusing on residential real estate closings, title, and escrow services. While we have modernized the look and feel of our logo and website to better […]

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Webinar: Force Majeure in the Age of COVID-19

Hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters are commonly found in force majeure clauses, however, global pandemics are often left out. Join us for a live, in-depth discussion on this topic Thursday, April 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Becker attorneys will examine force majeure from a broad perspective, discussing how the clause affects players […]

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Webinar: Small Business Disaster Resources and COVID-19

Becker and the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presented an interactive live webinar on Small Business Disaster Resources and COVID-19. View the Webinar here. Moderated by Jennifer Bales Drake, Shareholder and Vice Chair of Public, Private Partnerships (P3) practice group, Becker. With Panelists: Victoria Guerrero, U.S. Small Business Administration. Mike DiNapoli, Florida Department of Economic […]

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25 Becker Attorneys Board Certified in Condominium and Planned Development Law

  Becker’s Community Association practice group has been an industry leader since we opened our doors in 1973. Today, we’re proud to announce that we have the largest, dedicated team of Board Certified attorneys in Condominium and Planned Development Law in the state of Florida. Board certification demands rigorous testing and is in recognition of […]

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Eight Becker Attorneys Newly Board Certified in Condominium & Planned Development Law

June 3, 2019 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – We are pleased to announce that eight Becker attorneys are newly minted as Florida Bar Board Certified in Condominium & Planned Development Law. The specialty encompasses the practice of law that involves representing community associations and their members, property owners, sellers, purchasers, developers, lenders, governmental agencies, and […]

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Becker Launches “Florida Opportunity Zone” Website and Multidisciplinary Practice Group

Realizing the immense potential for communities and investors throughout Florida, Becker has launched a multidisciplinary Opportunity Zone Practice. The Becker team provides a full spectrum of cross-practice services to assist public entities, developers and investors in understanding what is involved in the investment process and how to implement strategies for participation in the program. 8,761 […]

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Jennifer Bales Drake Joins Board of Directors of “Business for the Arts of Broward”

Jennifer Bales Drake, Shareholder and Vice Chair of Becker’s Public, Private Partnerships Group, has joined the Board of Directors of “Business for the Arts of Broward.” The non-profit organization is committed to engaging businesses and business leaders to advocate and educate about the importance of arts and culture in Broward County. In addition, she holds […]

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Government of Puerto Rico Selects Becker as Lead Counsel on First Ever Higher Education Public-Private Partnership Project

Will Reinvigorate Student Life at University of Puerto Rico’s Mayagüez Campus FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – August 09, 2018 – Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast, today announced that it has been retained by the Government of Puerto Rico to oversee a multi-million dollar […]

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How the Carrie Meek Foundation and Becker & Poliakoff Partnered To Make Amazon Opa-Locka Land Lease Happen

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 29, 2017 — The Carrie Meek International Park Groundbreaking was held today. Representatives from The Meek Foundation, Foundry Commercial, Clarion Partners and Amazon and the lawyers from Becker & Poliakoff attended.   Lucia Davis Raiford (left) pictured with Jennifer Bales Drake of Becker & Poliakoff at the groundbreaking of the Carrie Meek […]

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Jennifer Bales Drake Talks Amazon Distribution Center Deal and More

Before moderating a panel at BISNOW’s “The Future of Fort Lauderdale” event, shareholder Jennifer Bales Drake spoke with BoardroomPR about her role in bringing Amazon’s new distribution center to South Florida. Ms. Drake also talked about her successful public-private partnership projects and her key takeaways from the BISNOW event, including her concerns about the explosive […]

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Jennifer Bales Drake, Shareholder with Becker & Poliakoff to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Public Private Partnerships: What the Future Holds for 2017

New York, NY, December 08, 2016 –(PR.com)– The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jennifer Bales Drake, Shareholder with Becker & Poliakoff will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Public-Private Partnerships: What the Future Holds for 2017.” This event is scheduled for December 12, […]

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Attorneys Guide $400M P3 Venture Bringing New Dorms to LSU

Although Lee Weintraub graduated from the University of Florida, the Florida Gators were not the only college football team the attorney cheered for. He was also a fan of the Louisiana State University Tigers. The Fort Lauderdale shareholder with Becker & Poliakoff recently helped LSU — home to his second favorite team — close a $400 million […]

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Public-Private Partnerships: Tips for In- House Counsel

Public-private partnerships (P3s) have been gaining increased favor in the U.S. as a way for the public sector to harness the expertise and efficiencies of the private sector in meeting the infrastructure and social needs of local and state governments. Although P3s have been used for many years for the building of “toll” roads and […]

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