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“Do Owner Petitions Require the Board to Act?” Naples Daily News

Q: My condominium is being overrun by commercial vehicles. I am trying to convince my board and fellow owners to change the documents to outlaw them. I got 15 percent of the owners to sign a petition to ban commercial vehicles. I gave the petition to the board but they won’t do anything. Aren’t they […]

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“Community Associations Affected by the 2021 Legislative Session Part X,” News-Press

This week continues our review of the 2021 legislative changes affecting Florida community associations focusing on two bills that address COVID-19 pandemic legal issues. Senate Bill 72 took effect on March 29, 2021. This law was initially reported in this column on April 25, 2021. SB 72 outlines the legal process a plaintiff must follow […]

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“Condominium Associations Should Have Written Collection Policies & Procedures,” FLCAJ Magazine

The 2021 legislative session brought some significant changes to the Condominium Act, the Cooperative Act, and the Homeowners Association Act. These changes went into effect on July 1, 2021, and many of them impacted the collections and foreclosure process for community associations. At the outset, we always recommend that community associations work with their association’s […]

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“Electric Vehicles, Coming Soon to a Parking Area Near You!,” FLCAJ Magazine

With the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E currently arriving at car dealers, and the Ford F-150 Lightning arriving next spring, as well as Toyota, Nissan, GM, Audi, and so many others car makers already producing all-electric versions of their vehicles, it seems that what used to be considered a niche for adventurous Tesla explorers may become […]

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Becker’s Legacy Speaker Series Launches with Challenge to Serve from Minnesota AG Keith Ellison

Becker & Poliakoff, in partnership with the University of Miami School of Law, recently welcomed Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison as the inaugural keynote speaker of the first Alan S. Becker and Gary A. Poliakoff Preeminent Leaders in Law Speaker Series. The educational forum, established in honor of the firm’s founding members (Becker, J.D. ’69, […]

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“Community Associations Affected by the 2021 Legislative Session Part IX,” News-Press

This week continues our review of the 2021 legislative changes affecting Florida community associations. Today we will cover Senate Bill 1966, which addresses budget procedures for condominium and cooperative associations, as well as two other bills of interest. These laws took effect July 1, 2021. Section 718.112(d)2 of the Condominium Act has been amended to […]

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“Natural Nurturer” & Becker Shareholder Katie Berkey Featured in eBella Magazine

Written by eBella Magazine Staff Writers As a young girl, Katie Berkey grew up in the background of public hearings and planning committees in rural, Redding, Connecticut. She and her sister were deeply influenced by their parents, who were very involved in local politics. They often spoke about real estate development issues related to historic […]

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“Community Associations Affected by the 2021 Legislative Session Part VIII,” News-Press

This week continues our review of the 2021 legislative changes affecting Florida community associations. Today, we will cover Senate Bill 56, which creates new requirements for association collection notices, and House Bill 463, which relates to swimming pools. Both laws took effect July 1, 2021. Senate Bill 56 amends the Florida Condominium Act (Chapter 718), […]

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Webinar: How to Enforce Your Documents

In this webinar, we will discuss options available to community associations seeking to enforce their governing documents and defenses commonly raised by homeowners opposing actions by the association. There will also be a discussion regarding the recent changes to Florida Statutes and considerations for associations when pursuing different remedies. Topics include: Changes to Florida Statutes […]

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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 […]

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