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Jon Polenberg Co-Chairs Business Courts Task Force

Jon Polenberg, shareholder in our Business Litigation group, is co-chair of a new Florida Bar Business Law Section task force. Named “The Business Law Task Force” and co-chaired with retired 11th Circuit Judge Gill Freeman, the task force is taking a hard look at Florida business courts to see if the time is right for […]

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What Are The Grounds For Bringing A Bid Protest?

There are a multitude of reasons for bringing a bid protest. It is important to bear in mind that bid protests are highly factually driven and each matter must be looked at on a case by case basis. For example, grounds that may be “material” under one set of set of solicitation documents may not […]

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Mark Stempler—”The Financial Review” Interview

On April 26, 2017, Becker & Poliakoff shareholder Mark Stempler appeared on Money Radio’s “The Financial Review” with host Sinclair Noe, and discussed President Trump’s recent Executive Order  “Buy American/Hire American.” The Act, which has been in place since 1933—though not always enforced, applies to services contracts, goods and supplies that the federal government acquires for public use, and states that the […]

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Becker & Poliakoff Noted for Water Park Bid Protest Win

William Cea, leading a team of Becker & Poliakoff attorneys, recently secured a federal court ruling in favor of their client, Premier Parks, resulting in an open competition to bid on a future water park planned for 65 acres in Fort Lauderdale (Premier Parks v. City of Fort Lauderdale). Premier Parks sued the City after it […]

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William Cea Wins Summary Judgment in Federal Bid Protest Case

Becker & Poliakoff attorneys, led by shareholder William Cea, ​have secured a significant court ruling in favor of their client, Premier Parks, ending this case and providing for open competition to bid on a future water park ​planned for 65 acres in Fort Lauderdale (Premier Parks v. City of Fort Lauderdale). Premier Parks, the parent company of Rapids […]

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Purchasing in the Sunshine: How Florida’s Open Government Laws Apply to Public Procurement

This public policy is to ensure the Florida Constitution and Florida Statutes provide for open government. The public an opportunity to observe the decision making process. As it applies to public procurement, Florida law affords members of the public as well as the proposers the opportunity to attend meetings and inspect and/or copy records relative […]

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Concerns With Public Bidding For Green Buildings

Green building may be becoming the normal standard in new construction and renovations. There are tens of thousands of green certified and registered projects in the United States alone, and that number is growing quickly. See http://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-leed. State and local governments are helping fuel the movement by incorporating sustainability requirements into public construction projects. Many government […]

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