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“Being Recalled Does Not Prohibit Future Service On Board,” News-Press

Q: A group of owners in my condominium association are considering recalling certain members of our board of directors. However, a question has arisen as to how long a recalled person is barred from serving on the Board. (B.K., via e-mail) A:  Section 718.112(2)(j) of the Florida Condominium Act states that the unit owners are […]

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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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COMING SOON from BPBALLOT

BPBALLOT, the original electronic voting software, is now BeckerBALLOT, a joint partnership between Becker & Poliakoff and SHYFT digital. As you may know, we have been hard at work to bring a new and improved VERSION II of BPBALLOT, our proprietary e-voting software, to market by September 1st. The platform offers an easy-to-use, secure, electronic-voting […]

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“Flags Governed By Statute,” News-Press

Q: An issue has arisen in my homeowners’ association concerning what flags are permitted to be flown by homeowners. Certain owners have begun flying historic versions of the American flag stating that they are allowed to do so under the law. Can you give some guidance on this issue? (M.H., via e-mail) A: Section 720.304(2)(a) […]

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Is It Time to Amend Your Documents?

As the saying goes, change is the only constant in life. This fact, which is absolutely true, applies equally to boards of directors of community associations who are tasked with operating their communities consistently with the existing documents even if those documents no longer fit the needs of the community or no longer comply with […]

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“Transfer Approval Fees Restricted By Law,” News-Press

  Q:  My condominium association states that under Florida Statute 718.112 they can charge a fee when someone is buying a condominium of $100.00 per applicant. They call it a transfer fee, yet in reading the statute one cannot charge husband/wife and parent/dependent child as two separate people. They said that they have every right […]

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“Weathering The Storm: A Top 10 List For Condo and HOA Boards,” Miami Herald

As all Floridians know, storm season can be a very hectic time. Preparation for – as well as the aftermath of – storms is stressful. Board members of community associations are hit particularly hard by the nerve-wracking days of hurricane season because not only do they have to worry about themselves, they also have to […]

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“Former Felon Board Member Eligibility,” FCAP Managers Report

Fla. Stat. §§ 718.112, 719.106 and 720.306 each contain a limitation on an individual’s ability to serve on a community association board of directors if the person is a convicted felon. Specifically, a convicted felon is not eligible to serve on a community association board “unless such felon’s civil rights have been restored for at […]

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Kathleen O. Berkey Newly Minted as Florida Bar Board Certified in City, County, and Local Government Law

Ft. Myers, FL – We are pleased to announce that Kathleen O. Berkey is now Florida Bar Board Certified in City, County, and Local Government Law. Board certification demands rigorous testing and is in recognition of having the highest standards of skill, specialty knowledge, proficiency, professionalism, and ethics in a particular area of the law. […]

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Becker Attorneys Recognized as Florida Legal Elite

  Becker is pleased to announce that eight attorneys have been recognized in the 2019 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™.  Now in its sixteenth year, Florida Legal Elite publishes an annual roster of attorneys held in the highest regard by their peers and includes fewer than 1.3% of the active Florida Bar Members […]

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