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2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 33 Becker Attorneys

The 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the oldest and most revered peer review publications, honors 33 Becker attorneys across the Firm’s practices. Two Becker attorneys, Joseph Adams and Sanjay Kurian, were also recognized as Lawyer of the Year, a distinction that comes with the highest overall peer feedback for their […]

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Chambers USA Recognizes Becker’s Construction and Litigation Practices; Seven Attorneys in 2022 Edition

Becker is thrilled to announce that the firm and its attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA, a prestigious annual guide of leading law firms and attorneys. Chambers’ sources describe the firm as a “formidable adversary” with a “strong presence across the state of Florida.” This year, Becker once again received […]

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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 Closes on Sale of Historic Building Pro Bono for Gilda’s Club South Florida

Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists, and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast, announced that it represented Gilda’s Club South Florida pro bono during the sale of its historic headquarters to new owners 119 Rose Drive FTL. The $1.7M transaction closed at the end of July. Gilda’s Club South Florida […]

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Jon Polenberg Co-Authors Commercial Arbitration Chapter for LexisNexis’ Business Litigation In Florida

LexisNexis declares Business Litigation in Florida to be the “must-have” manual to clarify complex commercial issues and trial strategies for business practitioners and litigators in Florida. Becker litigator Jon Polenberg served as co-author for the definitive chapter on Commercial Arbitration, originally published in the 8th edition and subsequently revised for the 9th, 10th, and 11th […]

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Chambers USA Recognizes Becker’s Construction Practice & Six Attorneys in 2021 Edition

Becker is thrilled to announce that the firm and its attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA, a prestigious annual guide of leading law firms and attorneys. Becker once again received top recognition in Band 1 of the Florida Construction category, with sources describing the firm as a “formidable adversary” with […]

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Webinar: Commercial Real Estate – What Lies Beneath the COVID-19 Financial Landscape?

As the year draws to an end, it’s important to reflect on how COVID-19 and the resulting economy has and will continue to affect commercial real estate. Watch the replay of the second webinar in this series where speakers will explore some of the potential stressors on commercial real estate and how financial institutions are […]

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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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Becker Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Super Lawyers

June 4, 2020 – Becker is pleased to announce that fifteen of its attorneys have been named as 2020 Super Lawyers, an honor that recognizes the top 5% of the total lawyers in any given state. The following attorneys have been listed in the 2020 edition of Super Lawyers: Florida Super Lawyer Recipients Joseph E. […]

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Webinar: What Lies Beneath the COVID-19 Financial Landscape? A Look at the Current Financial and Legal Issues Created by the Pandemic

The instability of the global financial markets has businesses in flux as they reassess their risk management approaches following the COVID-19 crisis. This webinar explores the state of the financial environment from an economics standpoint with an eye toward what is forthcoming. We encourage leaders of small to mid-cap businesses, developers, private equity, and institutional […]

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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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COVID-19 | Considerations for Lenders

We understand the global pandemic is affecting lenders in myriad ways, including both in their own businesses as well as their borrowers. Over the past several weeks, we have received countless inquiries from clients regarding the impact COVID-19 has had on their outstanding loans and borrowers. As such, we thought it would be helpful to […]

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“Section Poised to Call for a Statewide Business Court” – The Florida Bar News and Journal

After more than a year of meetings and intense study, a Business Law Section task force is poised to unveil a proposal for a statewide business court. Business Courts Task Force Co-Chair Jon Polenberg said the panel is expected to approve a “rules-based approach” at the Winter Meeting in Orlando next month. “We’re going to […]

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“Debtor Must Release Privileged Carlton Fields Attorney-Client Communications, Judge Rules,” Daily Business Review

Becker shareholder Jon Polenberg represents creditor-trustee, Daniel J. Stermer in a suit filed in Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida alleging that ATIF’s 2015 asset transfer to Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, one of the largest title insurance groups in the U.S., was fraudulent. Mr. Polenberg argued that ATIF attempted to avoid […]

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“Fla. Defamation Suit Shield Doesn’t Extend To Books, Movies” – Law360

Jon Polenberg, Yasin Daneshfar, and Andrew Polenberg represented Francisco Javier Ospina Baraya, the grandson of a former Colombian president, in a defamation suit that went up against publishing powerhouses Penguin Random House and Little, Brown and Company, among others. The ruling, in favor of the client, sets a precedent for defamation law in Florida. The appeals […]

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“Direct Versus Derivative in Shareholder Litigation: Is It an Ad Hoc Inquiry?” – Today’s General Counsel

Whenever a shareholder brings a claim involving the company’s officers and directors, the court must decide whether the shareholder is suing for harm suffered individually, and the claim is direct – or if the alleged harm is suffered by the company, and the claim is derivative. Distinguishing between direct and derivative claims, however, has become […]

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Jon Polenberg Elected to Board of Directors of Gilda’s Club South Florida

Business Litigation Shareholder Jon Polenberg has been elected to the Board of Directors of Gilda’s Club South Florida. The non-profit organization is an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, and was founded in honor of actress Gilda Radner. Gilda’s Club is dedicated to providing support, education, and hope to all people impacted by cancer and […]

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Creditors Say Florida Insurance Company Fraudulently Dumped Assets

Law360 (October 17, 2018, 8:25 PM EDT) — A trustee for creditors of ATIF Inc. filed suit Tuesday in Florida bankruptcy court alleging the bankrupt title insurance underwriter’s 2015 transfer of assets worth millions of dollars to Old Republic National Title Insurance Co. was a fraudulent attempt to avoid paying creditors. Daniel J. Stermer, the trustee for the […]

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Becker Files Complaint in Bankruptcy Court

October 16, 2018 — Fort Lauderdale, FL – Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast, announced that shareholder Jon Polenberg represents the creditor-trustee, Daniel J. Stermer, in a complaint alleging that ATIF’s 2015 asset transfer (including its proprietary software) to Old Republic National Title Insurance […]

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Jon Polenberg Co-Chairs Business Courts Task Force

Jon Polenberg, shareholder in our Business Litigation group, is co-chair of a new Florida Bar Business Law Section task force. Named “The Business Law Task Force” and co-chaired with retired 11th Circuit Judge Gill Freeman, the task force is taking a hard look at Florida business courts to see if the time is right for […]

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28 Becker Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers

Becker proudly congratulates our attorneys selected as Super Lawyers. As of 2018, we boast 28 lawyers who have received this prestigious designation. Please click on their names to read more about each of these attorneys. Super Lawyer Recipients: Joseph E. Adams*, Real Estate (Office Managing Shareholder, Fort Myers/Naples) Hugo V. Alvarez, Insurance Coverage Disputes, Real Estate […]

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Becker Prevails on Behalf of Daddy Yankee in Appellate Court

Led by Business Litigation shareholder Jon Polenberg, Florida’s Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals backed a lower court’s decision Wednesday to deny a bid for $1.7 million in attorneys’ fees from a concert promoter who won his defamation suit against Daddy Yankee, ruling that though the reggaeton superstar rejected a pretrial offer to settle, he should […]

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Jon Polenberg Board of Governors of The Florida Bar – Time to Vote

Jon Polenberg is running for Board of Governors of the Florida Bar. Voting began March 1st. To learn more about Jon’s candidacy and endorse him for a seat on the Board of Governors, visit http://jonpolenberg.com/. With over a decade of dedicated service to The Florida Bar, including as the immediate past chair of the Business Law Section, […]

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16 Becker & Poliakoff Attorneys Named 2018 Florida Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – February 6, 2018 – Becker & Poliakoff today announced that 16 of its attorneys have been named as top lawyers in the state for 2018 by Florida Super Lawyers. Here are the Becker & Poliakoff attorneys designated as Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars: Super Lawyer Recipients: Joseph E. Adams*, Real Estate […]

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Becker, Seven Attorneys Recognized by South Florida Legal Guide

Becker & Poliakoff is honored to be recognized as a “Top Law Firm” for 2018 by the South Florida Legal Guide. We also proudly congratulate the following attorneys named by the SFLG as “Top Lawyers” in its January edition: Perry M. Adair – Commercial and Business Litigation, Real Estate – Land Use and Zoning Alan S. […]

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Jon and Andrew Polenberg Bond at The Bar

Becker & Poliakoff shareholder Jon Polenberg and attorney Andrew Polenberg have teamed up to write a chapter in the latest edition of The Florida Bar’s Business Litigation in Florida. The duo wrote the prestigious book’s chapter four, Commercial Arbitration. Considered a “must-have” manual for business practitioners and litigators in Florida, this ninth edition of the book presents current authorities […]

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Jon Polenberg Prevails in Third District Court of Appeal Decision April 4, 2017

Becker & Poliakoff attorneys, led by shareholder Jon Polenberg, succeeding in having the Third District Court of Appeal of Florida reverse key aspects of a circuit court’s initial ruling against their client, the law firm Piero Salussolia PA (Piero Salussolia PA v. Nunnari et al.). The Court’s March 29, 2017, decision reinstated Salussolia’s fee dispute claims […]

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Becker & Poliakoff Acquires Litigation Firm Polenberg Cooper

(l-r) Jon Polenberg, Jude Cooper, Yasin Daneshfar, and Andrew Polenberg. Becker & Poliakoff has acquired the Fort Lauderdale litigation firm Polenberg Cooper­, a move it says it made to help accommodate its litigation workload. “Had we not brought Polenberg Cooper on board, we would have had to hire additional people to accommodate the work we have within the firm,” […]

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