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Becker Attorneys in Florida, New Jersey, and New York Recognized as 2023-2024 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Becker is thrilled to announce that several attorneys in the firm’s Florida, New Jersey, and New York offices have been named as 2023-2024 Super Lawyers, an honor that recognizes the top 5% of the total lawyers in any given state. Becker attorneys recognized as Rising Stars represent the top 2.5% of attorneys under 40 years […]

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Steven B. Lesser Receives 2024 Justice Harry Lee Anstead Award for Florida Bar Board Certified Lawyer of the Year

Fort Lauderdale, Florida –June 20, 2024 – Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast, is pleased to announce that Steven B. Lesser, chair of the firm’s national Construction Law and Litigation practice, was presented with the prestigious Justice Harry Lee Anstead Award on June […]

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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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Claramargaret Groover Featured in Practical Law The Journal

We are proud to announce that Claramargaret Groover is featured in the latest issue of Practical Law The Journal, an award-winning magazine that covers the latest transactional and compliance topics and key developments in litigation practice and procedure. In her interview Claramargaret shares career advice, her personal influences and reflects on her professional journey. Claramargaret’s […]

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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 Named a Top 25 Construction Law Firm by Construction Executive Magazine 2024

Becker’s Construction Law & Litigation practice once again pushed the firm to the upper ranks of Construction Executive Magazine’s annual Top 50 Construction Law Firms, placing at 25. This national rating system measures and weighs the following: 2023 revenues from the firm’s construction practice; the number of attorneys in the firm’s construction practice; the percentage […]

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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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Becker Successfully Defends Condominium Association in Paterson, New Jersey, Against Nearby Development Proposal

Becker is pleased to announce the successful denial of a Planning Board application on behalf of our client, a 300+ unit condominium association in Paterson, New Jersey. Led by Shareholder Martin Cabalar, Becker presented a compelling case opposing the development of an adjacent property during the City of Paterson Planning Board hearing. The proposed project, […]

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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 Celebrates Women’s History Month: Meet Kaylin Martinelli

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. Kaylin Martinelli is an attorney in our Orlando office. She focuses her practice on Construction Law & Litigation, with an emphasis on construction defect litigation. Q: Explain your […]

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Becker Secures Six-Figure Arbitration Victory Against National Homebuilder Toll Brothers, Inc. for Construction Defects

Becker’s New Jersey Litigation Team, led by James Mahon and Catelyn Stark, with support from Vincenzo Mogavero and Martin Cabalar, secured a six-figure victory against national homebuilder Toll Brothers, Inc. for construction defects. The clients experienced construction defects in their new home located in the Reserve at Franklin Lakes, in Bergen County. Problems included pervasive […]

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Becker Spotlight: Martin Cabalar on Developer Transition, Construction Defects, & New Jersey’s Structural Integrity and Reserve Funding Law

Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers as a ‘Rising Star,’ if you spend a few minutes with Martin Cabalar, you’ll realize it’s true. Cabalar, a shareholder in Becker’s New Jersey office, is part of the firm’s community association and construction litigation practice groups. He wears several hats, from serving as General Counsel for community associations […]

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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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Becker’s Steven B. Lesser Quoted in ‘Daily Business Review’ Article about Construction Defect Litigation

Steven B. Lesser, Chair of Becker’s national Construction Law & Litigation practice group was recently quoted in an article about the increasing trend of construction litigation in South Florida, following a wave of demand for new buildings in recent years. The Daily Business Review article reveals many housing and residential projects were rushed, particularly in […]

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“Townhome, Condominium and New Construction Home Issues in Florida: Helping Homeowners Navigate the Legal Process” – Central Florida Times

Purchasing a new townhome, condominium or single-family home in Central Florida is an exciting milestone, but construction defects can quickly turn that dream into a nightmare. At Becker, our construction attorneys specialize in representing homeowners and homeowner’s associations facing construction defects, offering expert legal guidance and advocacy. In this article, we will discuss residential construction […]

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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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Becker & Poliakoff Earns Coveted National First-Tier Rankings in the 2024 Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Guide

We are pleased to announce that Becker & Poliakoff ranked as a national first-tier law firm for Construction Law and Banking and Finance Litigation in the 2024 edition of the Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” guide. Becker was also nationally ranked in five other practice areas: Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, and […]

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Senior Attorney David Milton Earns Prestigious Board Certification in Construction Law, Strengthening Becker’s Renowned Legal Team

Becker is proud to announce that senior attorney David Milton has achieved board certification in Construction Law, making him the 19th member of our construction practice to earn this prestigious distinction. Board certification entails rigorous testing and signifies the highest standards of skill, specialized knowledge, proficiency, professionalism, and ethics in a particular area of law. […]

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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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2022 Hurricane Nicole Permit Extension Opportunity Extended Further

Property owners, developers, construction industry professionals, and other permit- and authorization-holders may have even more opportunities for further extensions due to Hurricane Nicole in 2022. The following provides an overview of the permit extensions available under law, including what gives rise to the extensions, the types of permits and authorizations that are covered, and how […]

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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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“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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