Becker & Poliakoff


Our attorneys are thought leaders in their field who keep our clients updated on the latest developments in their areas of interest. Explore our robust library of articles, blog posts, guidebooks, media commentary, and news.


Search Perspectives

Show Filters

Area of Focus



Direct all media inquiries to


A Message From Becker’s Miami Office

There are several significant changes occurring at both the state and county levels that we want to ensure you are aware of, particularly regarding Community Association Law. Keeping abreast of these developments is crucial for staying compliant and informed when managing a condominium or homeowners’ association. Among these changes are: 1) NEW: MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FEBRUARY […]

Read More

Michael Gongora Recognized in Florida Legal Awards by the Daily Business Review

Becker is proud to announce Michael Gongora, a community association Shareholder at our Miami office, has been named as a finalist in The Daily Business Review’s 2024 Florida Legal Awards. Michael is an honoree in the diversity and inclusion category. Michael is a political trailblazer as the first openly gay Hispanic to win elected office […]

Read More

Becker’s Michael Gongora Awarded “Best Politician of the Year” by OUTSFL Readers

Becker is excited to announce Michael Gongora, a community association Shareholder, has been named “Best Politician of the Year” by readers of OUTSFL Magazine. This award reflects Michael’s dedication in the political arena and commitment to creating positive change in our local community. Michael is a very active member of Miami Dade County’s civic, charitable, […]

Read More

2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 34 Becker Attorneys

The 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the oldest and most revered peer review publications, recognizes 34 Becker attorneys across the Firm’s practices. Our own Steven B. Lesser, was also recognized as Lawyer of the Year, a distinction based on the highest overall peer feedback for their specialty and location. Lesser […]

Read More

Community Update – October 2021

In addition to this month’s featured articles, don’t miss all new episodes of our podcast, “Take it to the Board.” In the most recent episode, host Donna DiMaggio Berger is joined by Becker Employment Law Shareholder Jamie Dokovna for an informative discussion on best practices to create and protect a safe work environment. Learn what Jamie thinks […]

Read More

Becker Shareholder Michael Gongora Nominated as Latin Builders Association’s Elected Official of the Year

Becker is proud to announce that Michael Gongora has been nominated as Elected Official of the Year by the Latin Builders Association (LBA). Michael was recently elected for the third time to serve on the Miami Beach Commission (2017–2021). He is the former Chairman of the Miami Beach Latin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Becker & Poliakoff’s Michael C. Góngora Elected President of The Miami Beach Bar Association

Attorney installed as president at annual luncheon MIAMI – December 16, 2015 – Michael C. Góngora, a shareholder with the Miami office of law firm Becker & Poliakoff, has been elected president of the Miami Beach Bar Association. He was officially installed at the organization’s Annual Installation and Judicial Appreciation Luncheon on Dec. 8 at Smith & […]

Read More

Business slowdown: Traffic Jams up South Florida’s Economy

By Nicholas Nehamas May 17, 2015 Fix it! That’s the cry from South Florida business owners as backed-up roads take their toll on companies from Palm Beach County to the Keys. A Miami Herald survey distributed through local chambers of commerce found that businesspeople overwhelmingly rate traffic here as “very bad,” saying it has gotten […]

Read More

Becker & Poliakoff sponsors the 2015 Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) Annual Gala

Becker & Poliakoff is proud to have sponsored the 2015 Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) Annual Gala and Board Installation Dinner which was held at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach on January 31, 2015. This year’s Annual Gala and Board Installation Dinner benefits the Cuban American Bar Foundation’s Scholarship fund which, in turn, manages […]

Read More

Same-Sex Marriage: Embracing the New Reality

With same-sex marriages now taking place throughout Florida, many employers will soon learn how it will affect their businesses and their bottom line. According to recent statistics, approximately 24,248 gay couples are expected to marry in the next three years. Many cities and counties in Florida, including Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Tampa, West Palm Beach, […]

Read More

Becker & Poliakoff Attorney Michael Góngora Honored in Pink Flamingo Awards

Former Miami Beach Commissioner Voted Winner in “Favorite Local Hero” Category MIAMI, FL, October 1, 2014 – Becker & Poliakoff is pleased to announce that shareholder Michael Góngora was the top vote-getter in the “Favorite Local Hero” category in the 2nd annual Pink Flamingo Awards. Mr. Góngora was recognized for his work as the first and only openly […]

Read More

2014 Becker & Poliakoff Diversity Scholarship Award

This week the annual B&P Diversity Fellowship Award was presented to Lex-Jordan Ibegbu at University of Miami School of Law. Rosa de la  Camara, Michael Gongora, and David Rogel joined Dean White of the law school to present the award to Lex (see picture below). Another Fellowship will be awarded to Melissa Rodriguez at University […]

Read More