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SPOTLIGHT: Yeline Goin, Community Association Law

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.  Yeline Goin is a Board Certified Specialist in Condominium and Planned Development Law and regularly counsels condominium, cooperative, and homeowners’ associations on a variety of matters. She is […]

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Community Update – December 2020

Since early on in the pandemic, boards and management professionals have shouldered the immense responsibility of ensuring the safety of their residents. Now, with the imminent rollout of the vaccine, they will face a whole new set of challenges which we delve into in this issue of CUP. For those who wish to discuss this […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Presents New Challenges for Boards and Their Management Professionals

The unprecedented challenges of this year have been difficult for us all. These challenges are magnified for volunteer board members having to make hard decisions which impact not only themselves, but their family, friends, and neighbors. As we turn to a new year, exciting news of advancements and wider distribution of COVID-19 vaccines appear on […]

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Community Update – January 2020

The start of the new year means election season for community associations across the state. To help alleviate some of the burden board’s may be feeling this time of year, we focus this month on answering some of the frequently asked questions we receive from communities about election dos and don’ts. Is a voting certificate […]

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Is It Time to Amend Your Documents?

As the saying goes, change is the only constant in life. This fact applies equally to boards of directors of community associations who are tasked with operating their communities consistently with existing governing documents, even if those documents no longer fit the needs of the community or no longer comply with existing laws. Interestingly, we […]

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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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Community Update – May 2019

Association board members are tasked with acting in the best interest of their communities while also upholding the parameters set forth in their association’s governing documents. These documents are the cornerstone of association operations and often dictate everything from member rule enforcement to protocol for removing a delinquent officer. This month’s featured article, “Premises Liability […]

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Community Update – December 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we look back at a selection of our most popular Community Update articles. From changes in law to navigating and implementing rules for your association, here are the top five most read articles from this year. For those concerned with regulating smoking in the common areas of your association, Smoking […]

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Community Update – November 2018

Recent updates to the laws and regulations governing association operations are making an impact. In this issue we aim to provide you with the necessary tools and information to move your association forward into the New Year. As of July 1, 2018, condominium associations must now maintain records of their meeting minutes forever. Our first […]

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2018 Legislative Session Final Report

The 2018 Legislative Session ended with only two community association bills passing and being approved by the Governor. The following is a summary of the two bills: HB 617, Relating to Covenants and Restrictions, by Rep. Edwards. The bill primarily involves the Marketable Record Title Act (MRTA). The intent is to simplify the process for […]

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A Stellar 2017 for Tallahassee Lobbying Team

As reported in today’s FloridaPolitics and to paraphrase Frank Sinatra, they had a very good year. Read the full article here: http://floridapolitics.com/archives/256624-becker-poliakoff-brings-530k-q4-2-75m-2017

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HOA/CONDO/CO-OP Board Member Certification Course – Everything you Wanted to Know About Being a Board Member…But were Afraid to Ask!

October 3, 2017 Start: 11:00 AM End: 2:00 PM HOA/CONDO/CO-OP Board Member Certification Course Everything you Wanted to Know About Being a Board Member…But were Afraid to Ask! Provider #0000811, Course #9626099, 3 HR/ELE Presented by:  Yeline Goin, Esq., Elizabeth Lanham-Patrie, Esq. and Harry Carls, Esq. If you plan on serving on your association’s board, you […]

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Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral 2017 Candidates Hobnob Community

July 26, 2017 Start: 5:30 PM End: 7:30 PM The firm is proud to once again sponsor the Cape Coral City Council’s Candidates’ Hob Nob. Join the candidates for mayor and city council and members of our Government Law & Lobbying group to meet and speak one-on-one with everyone running for office in Cape Coral. […]

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Community Association Bills Presented to the Governor; Estoppel Bill Approved by Governor—CALL Alert for June 15, 2017

Yesterday, the Governor approved SB 398, Relating to Estoppel Certificates. The effective date of the new law is July 1, 2017. If you would like to hear more about the estoppel bill, please watch the video or click here to read a summary on our blog. Also yesterday, HB 653, Relating to Community Associations, by Rep. […]

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Status of Community Association Bills and CALL to Action on HB 653, Relating to Community Associations (Condominiums, Cooperatives, and Homeowners’ Associations) – CALL Alert for June 8, 2017

As of this writing, we are still waiting for the two main community association bills, HB 653 and HB 1237, to be sent to Governor Rick Scott. Once a bill is sent to him, he will have fifteen (15) days to act. He can either sign the bill into law, veto it, or allow it […]

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Two More Weeks Left in the 2017 Legislative Session; What Bills are Most Likely to Pass?—CALL Alert for April 24, 2017

There are two weeks left in the 2017 Legislative Session—assuming it ends on time. Of the many different community association bills that were filed at the beginning of session, the following four (4) sets of bills are the ones that appear to be most likely to pass. Condominium Bills by Sen. Garcia and Rep. Diaz […]

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Community Association Leadership Lobby (CALL) announces it 2013 Legislative Guide for Condominiums, Homeowners Associations, and Coops

Tallahassee based lawyer and lobbyist Yeline Goin offers analysis and recommendations The Florida Legislature wrapped up its 2013 session in May by passing important legislation impacting condominium associations, homeowners associations and cooperative associations. Our full time lawyer-lobbyist, Yeline Goin, who lives in Tallahassee and practices in our Tallahassee office, worked closely with legislators and legislative staff […]

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