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Becker Recognized in SFBJ’s 2024 “Top Law Firms” List

We are pleased to announce Becker has been ranked in the South Florida Business Journal’s “Top Law Firms in South Florida” list for 2024. The list ranks South Florida law firms by number of lawyers, partners, and total staff. Becker has been named in the top 25 ranks every year since 2017. To view the […]

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Becker’s Chief Strategy Officer, Vincenzo Mogavero, Featured as NJBiz “Leaders in Law” Honoree

Becker proudly announces that Vincenzo Mogavero, the Firm’s Chief Strategy Officer, was honored with NJBiz’s 2024 Leaders in Law Award. The Leaders in Law awards program recognizes legal professionals – including lawyers and general counsels – whose dedication to their profession and communities is exceptional. The honorees were selected by a panel of independent judges […]

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Chambers USA Recognizes Becker’s Construction and Litigation Practices; 7 Attorneys in 2024 Edition

Becker is thrilled to announce that the firm and its attorneys have been recognized in the 2024 edition of Chambers USA, a prestigious annual guide of leading law firms and attorneys. The rankings are driven by independent interviews of clients and members of the legal community at peer firms. Chambers’ sources describe the firm as […]

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Becker Scores Significant Reversal in the Appellate Division, Second Department on Behalf of The Soloviev Family

Becker’s client, plaintiff Stefan Soloviev, and his son, Hayden Soloviev, sued defendant Ross School to recover damages related to breach of contract, unjust enrichment, negligent hiring, retention, supervision, and direction, and negligent infliction of emotional distress. Mr. Soloviev’s son, Hayden, attended Ross School where teacher Christopher Maddaleone chaperoned a school trip to South America in […]

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Government Issues Scam Alert for Corporate Transparency Act

The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, also known as FinCEN, recently issued an alert warning individuals and businesses that scammers are using the Corporate Transparency Act to fraudulently solicit information from individuals and businesses who may be subject to reporting requirements under the Corporate Transparency Act. These fraudulent scams may include: Correspondence requesting […]

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Paul Shur, Martin Cabalar Recognized as 2024 New Jersey Super Lawyers

Becker proudly announces the recognition of Paul Shur and Martin Cabalar, shareholders in our New Jersey offices, as a Super Lawyer and Rising Star, respectively. The “Super Lawyer” designation acknowledges the top 5% of lawyers in New Jersey, while a “Rising Star” represents the top 2.5% of attorneys under 40 in New Jersey. Mr. Shur, […]

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Becker’s Chief Strategy Officer, Vincenzo Mogavero, Named NJBiz Leaders in Law Honoree

Becker proudly announces that Vincenzo Mogavero, the Firm’s Chief Strategy Officer, has been named an honoree for NJBiz’s 2024 Leaders in Law Award. The Leaders in Law awards program recognizes legal professionals – including lawyers and general counsels – whose dedication to their profession and communities is exceptional. Honorees were selected by a panel of […]

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Becker’s James Mahon & Catelyn Stark Contribute Chapter to International Comparative Legal Guide

James Mahon and Catelyn Stark of Becker’s New Jersey Litigation Team contributed a chapter entitled “Employment & Labour Laws and Regulations USA 2024” to the recently published International Comparative Legal Guide (ILCG). The chapter covers common issues in employment and labor laws and regulations – terms and conditions of employment, employee representation and industrial relations, […]

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Becker Celebrates Women’s History Month: Meet Jamie Dokovna

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Becker is showcasing the inspiration, philosophies, and expertise of the women attorneys and lobbyists who help elevate our firm and client service.  Jamie Dokovna is a shareholder in our West Palm Beach, FL office. She focuses her practice on business litigation, with an emphasis on employment law and commercial […]

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Becker Named to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Companies to Work For” List

January 30, 2024 – Becker is proud to announce its inclusion in the inaugural list of The Best Companies to Work for Among U.S. Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report. The award reflects Becker’s commitment to employee well-being and job satisfaction across various critical factors. Guided by a panel of experts, U.S. News […]

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“2023 in Review” – FCAP Managers Report

New Legislation The 2023 Florida legislative session addressed a wide variety of issues impacting community associations. The longest bill impacting community associations became 2023-203, Laws of Florida. The amended statutes changed, clarified, or corrected provisions created by the laws approved in 2022, Senate Bill 4-D, which became Chapter 2022-269, Laws of Florida, commonly referred to as […]

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Tell Me, It’s Going to be Okay – The United States Continues to Ramp Up Disclosures

Government has been amping up disclosures in business showing many avenues for which the US has recently imposed greater disclosure requirements: The Securities and Exchange Commission rules mandating disclosure for cybersecurity incidents and cybersecurity risk management; The Office of Foreign Asset Control promoting ransomware victims to disclose paying threat actors to mitigate or lessen any […]

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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 […]

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Empowering Future Leaders: Becker Celebrates the Paul H. Shur Merit Scholarship by SFNET’s New York Chapter

Becker is delighted to announce that the New York Chapter of Secured Finance Network has introduced the ‘Paul H. Shur Merit Scholarship,’ an annual initiative dedicated to multiple college students who are keenly interested in the finance sector. The scholarship is established in the name of Becker Shareholder and Chair of SFNET’s Education Chapter, Paul […]

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Becker’s Gary C. Rosen and Yolanda Cash Jackson Honored Again Among Florida’s 500 Most Influential Executives

Becker is proud to announce that Managing Shareholder Gary C. Rosen and Shareholder Yolanda Cash Jackson have once again been recognized among Florida’s 500 most influential executives. The Florida 500 is the culmination of a comprehensive year-long research initiative conducted by the editors of Florida Trend, aimed at identifying the state’s most notable business leaders […]

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Becker & Poliakoff Named Among South Florida’s Top 100 Private Companies by South Florida Business Journal

Becker & Poliakoff is proud to announce its recognition as one of South Florida’s Top 100 Private Companies by the South Florida Business Journal. This accolade reflects Becker & Poliakoff’s deep ties to Florida and unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and growth. The South Florida Business Journal’s annual list of the Top 100 Private Companies […]

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Becker’s Coral Gables Office Profiled in Coral Gables Magazine

Becker’s Coral Gables office was recently profiled in Coral Gables Magazine’s ‘City Beautiful’ edition. The issue highlights the strength of Coral Gables as a hub for multinational companies and international business. Located at 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Becker’s Coral Gables office is a top-performing hub, managing a significant portion of the firm’s work with […]

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What a Difference an A Makes: Attorney-Client Privilege for In-House Counsel

In-house attorneys, who offer both business and legal advice, were looking forward to some judicial clarity on the scope of the attorney-client privilege. Instead, they’ve been left disappointed. SCOTUS decided to dismiss an appeal styled In re Grand Jury, which would have settled what standard should govern privilege in these dual purpose communications situations: Only […]

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“Bar Program Designed to Resolve Fee Disputes Quickly” – Florida Bar News

A little research, and an updated fee agreement, could spare clients and attorneys a lot of time and expense, assures veteran Ft. Lauderdale attorney Steven B. Lesser. “One of the most uncomfortable issues we deal with as lawyers is when we have a fee dispute with a client,” Lesser said. Board certified in construction law, […]

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The Counsel’s Corner: Is the Chevron Doctrine a Ghost Ship Waiting to Sink?

Is the Chevron Doctrine a Ghost Ship Waiting to Sink? The Supreme Court has granted review in a case where the petitioner has asked to overturn the Chevron doctrine. Justice Jackson has recused herself. From the 8 justices who will consider Chevron, it seems that Chief Justice Roberts as well as Justices Thomas, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh have already criticized it […]

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“Jon Polenberg Discusses High Profile Hacking Incidents ” – CBS12 News

Becker Shareholder and Business Litigation Attorney Jon Polenberg sat down with the CBS12 News Investigative Team to discuss several class action lawsuits filed against a national hospital group. HCA Healthcare is the latest hospital group to confirm sensitive details about millions of patients were up for sale on the dark web. Polenberg has served as […]

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“The Cheshire Cat and Insurance Carriers” – Today’s General Counsel

The Cheshire Cat, a character created by Lewis Carol in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, would allure by his looks, confuse or annoy those who encountered him with complex philosophical points, then disappear into thin air. After the Cheshire Cat receives a death sentence, it makes all but its head disappear, thus sparking debate about whether […]

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The Counsel’s Corner: Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co.

Are there any constitutional limits to general jurisdiction after the U.S. Supreme Court decided Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co. at the end of June 2023? There should be nothing controversial about a plaintiff suing a company in a state where the parties were when some claim accrued. But it is unusual for a plaintiff to sue […]

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