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2020: Becker Celebrates Its Strong Culture, Resilient Community, & Collaborative Clients

Every business has done its best to weather the many challenges of 2020 – from safeguarding the physical health and mental well-being of both its clients and employees to ensuring compliance with governmental restrictions and establishing protocols for remote working environments. As the world prepares to welcome a new year, Becker Managing Shareholder Gary Rosen […]

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What Is A Deposition & What Can I Expect?

Whether it is your first or fiftieth legal dispute, facing a deposition can be a daunting prospect for any individual or company representative. Becker attorney John Stratton focuses his practice on business litigation, real estate disputes, and infrastructure/land use conflicts, and removes the mystery from this integral part of legal proceedings. Below is a brief outline […]

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Time’s Up: Florida’s Ban on Evicting Delinquent Tenants Has Lapsed

Upon the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-52 on March 9, 2020, and declared a state of emergency for the entire State of Florida. In addition, Gov. DeSantis entered Executive Order 20-94 on April 2, 2019. Per the Order, the Governor barred evictions and halted the capacity […]

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“It Took a Pandemic and a Committee, but Broward Litigators Have Become More Polite,” Daily Business Review

By Michael A. Mora Broward litigators seem to have become … nicer… in recent months. That’s the good news from Chief Judge Jack Tuter, who has gone to great lengths to restore civility among litigators before the Broward Circuit Court. And interesting factor: The disruption resulting from the coronavirus pandemic might have helped with the […]

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“Court-Ordered Nonbinding Arbitration: A Way to Move Your Case Forward During COVID,” Daily Business Review

With the onslaught of COVID-19 in the State of Florida, civil trial attorneys find themselves in a dilemma as to how to move their cases forward. The ability to get a civil case set for a jury trial has been limited as a result of restrictions imposed by Executive Orders of the Governor and Administrative […]

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“Don’t Let the Expert’s Communications Become Discoverable,” Today’s General Counsel

For attorneys practicing in Florida state and federal courts, a typical litigation consists of two discovery phases: fact discovery and expert discovery. Most litigators are familiar with fact discovery and what must and must not be disclosed under the applicable rules of procedure. For example, communications between a client and the client’s attorney can be […]

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Gary Rosen Once Again Named One of Florida’s 500 Most Influential Business Leaders

Becker Managing Shareholder Gary Rosen has once again been recognized as one of Florida’s 500 most influential executives. The Florida 500 is the culmination of a year-long research initiative by the editors of Florida Trend to identify the state’s most notable business leaders across economic sectors. Gary has been listed every year since the introduction […]

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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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