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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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Community Update – April 2021

This edition of Becker’s Community Update highlights why adding a “primary occupant” designation in your association’s governing documents may be a good idea and whether your entrance gates are opening you up to increased liability. Check out these topics and more, and don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook to get real time updates on these […]

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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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Attorney Fees with Respect to Brokerage Commissions

Q:  If I have to sue for payment of my brokerage commission, will I be paid for my attorneys’ fees? A:  In Florida, and most jurisdictions throughout the United States, the prevailing party in a lawsuit is not automatically entitled to an award of their attorneys’ fees incurred in the course of the case.

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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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13 Becker Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America®

The 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® honors thirteen Becker attorneys spanning nine practice areas. Additionally, Lee A. Weintraub is recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Construction Litigation, an honor only bestowed upon one attorney for each specialty practice and location. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer […]

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“You could unknowingly be engaging in the unlicensed practice of law,” Tampa Bay Business Journal

While real estate professionals and property managers are among those who most often ask me for advice as to what might constitute the unlicensed practice of law, a recent Florida Supreme Court decision shows that “UPL” can occur in many different contexts, and that all commercial service providers need to educate themselves as to what […]

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Gary Schaaf on Labor Shortages and Construction Contract Needs

If you’re a fan of real estate development, now is a great time to be living, working and playing in Tampa. Between the skyline-altering Water Street Tampa project, and two other multi-billion dollar projects underway at Tampa International Airport and Port Tampa Bay, construction cranes dominate the city’s horizon. But, in keeping with the law […]

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Congratulations to Steven B. Lesser and All of Becker’s Best Lawyers in America® 2019

TWELVE BECKER ATTORNEYS NAMED THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA® 2019 Steven B. Lesser Further Recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Construction Litigation The 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, announced today, includes twelve Becker attorneys covering four practice areas. Special congratulations to Steven B. Lesser, Chair of our Construction Law & Litigation […]

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Seven Becker Attorneys Recognized as Florida Legal Elite

Becker is proud to announce that seven of our shareholders were recently recognized in the 2018 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™.  Alan Becker, Steve Lesser and Ken Direktor from our Ft. Lauderdale office, Marilyn Perez-Martinez and Hugo Alvarez from the Miami office, Gary Schaaf from our Tampa office, and Joseph E. Adams from […]

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Eleven Becker & Poliakoff Attorneys Listed In The Best Lawyers In America® 2018

The 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, announced today, includes eleven attorneys covering four practice areas from the Florida and New Jersey offices of law firm Becker & Poliakoff. Of note, Founding Shareholder Alan S. Becker was recognized in 2018 as a Lawyer of the Year for his practice area. The attorneys are […]

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Gary Schaaf Talking Condo Law on ABC Action News’ “Morning Blend” Tampa Bay

Gary Schaaf, Managing Shareholder of our Tampa Bay office, and Michael Boutzoukas, Shareholder in our Tampa Real Estate practice group, recently appeared on ABC Action News’ “Morning Blend” with host Carley Boyette. Gary answered Carley’s questions about what a buyer needs to think about when looking to purchase in a condo or homeowner’s association. He also […]

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Michael Boutzoukas Talking Condo Law on ABC Action News’ “Morning Blend” Tampa Bay

Gary Schaaf, Managing Shareholder of our Tampa Bay office, and Michael Boutzoukas, Shareholder in our Tampa Real Estate practice group, recently appeared on ABC Action News’ “Morning Blend” with host Carley Boyette. Michael talked about Tampa/St. Pete’s booming residential real estate market, especially in the downtown areas. Appearing with realtor Jo Schaaf, Michael addressed the importance […]

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Becker & Poliakoff Announces 8 Recipients of 2017 Best Lawyers in America ® Honors August 17, 2016

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers® is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers© lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, […]

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Florida Bar Grants Business Litigation Law Board-Certification to Three Additional Becker & Poliakoff Attorneys

Attorneys Kevin Markow, Gary Schaaf and Leslie Sheekley Receive Florida Bar’s Highest Level of Recognition for Expertise in Business Litigation Law For Immediate Release Media Contact: Alan Penchansky The Pen Group Communications Tel: (305) 529-1944 email: alan@thepengroup.com FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, August 6, 2012 – Becker & Poliakoff today announced that the Florida Bar has awarded certification in the […]

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