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Specialization: How the ABA Can Make You A Better Lawyer

The great Arnold Palmer was right when he said, “The road to success is always under construction.” This is especially true for lawyers. In the course of our careers, opportunities exist to become better lawyers and enhance our personal satisfaction within our profession. The best approach is to take advantage of those opportunities by becoming […]

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Becker & Poliakoff Endows Speaker Series at Miami Law; Honors Firm’s Founding Shareholders

Becker & Poliakoff, a Ft. Lauderdale headquartered law firm, recently made a generous donation to the University of Miami School of Law to form the Alan S. Becker & Gary A. Poliakoff Preeminent Leaders in Law Speaker Series. The speaker series honors the legacy of the law firm’s founding shareholders by bringing renowned national and […]

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“Avoiding Attack: The Arbitrator’s Guide to Drafting a Bulletproof Reasoned Award,” Dispute Resolution Journal

For arbitrators, drafting a reasoned award after a difficult commercial/construction proceeding can be particularly painful. Steve Lesser and Jonathan Silver’s latest Dispute Resolution Journal entry offers a detailed roadmap to creating an unassailable reasoned award. From understanding the legal standards that can greenlight a challenge to embracing the scope and limits (including personal fact-finding) of […]

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“The Threshold Question On Threshold Inspections: To Whom Does The Threshold Inspector Owe A Duty?,” ActionLine

The position of threshold inspector 1 has its origin in the March 27, 1981 collapse of the then under construction, Harbour Cay Condominium building in Cocoa Beach, Florida. On that day, the five-story flat-plate reinforced concrete building collapsed as concrete was being placed for the roof slab. 2 Eleven workers were killed and twenty-three were […]

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“Contractors Prepare to Face COVID-19 Challenges for the Long Haul,” Construction Dive

Construction Dive takes a look at how construction companies are adapting and coming to terms with the longtime implications of COVID-19. Construction Law & Litigation Shareholder Steve Lesser discusses how the pandemic has led contractors to read thoroughly through force majeure clauses in their contracts. “The cost of construction is now changing because of all […]

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19 Becker Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America® in 2021 Edition

The 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® honors nineteen Becker attorneys spanning nine practice areas. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer review publications in the legal profession. Becker congratulates its attorneys on their recognition as among the best and brightest lawyers in the United States. The nineteen attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® (2021 Edition), […]

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Webinar: The Future of Construction Projects in the Era of COVID-19

Becker Construction shareholders from across Florida hosted a webinar on how COVID-19 continues to disrupt the construction industry in Florida. They shared tips on how best to protect yourself, your workforce, and your project, discussing safety preparedness, workforce illnesses, privacy concerns, mask mandates and more. Watch the Replay MODERATOR Randy Dow Shareholder Becker PANELISTS Claramargaret […]

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Becker Attorneys Honored as Florida Trend 2020 Legal Elite

Becker is pleased to announce that four attorneys have been recognized in the 2020 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. Florida Legal Elite publishes an annual roster of attorneys held in the highest regard by their peers and includes fewer than 1.4% of active Florida Bar Members practicing in Florida. The following attorneys were […]

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Becker New Jersey Community Update for July 2020

Becker’s New Jersey Community Update newsletter features recent news and updates that we think you may find of interest. In July’s Newsletter, We cover all the latest NJ COVID-19 alerts from Department of Health standards for opening Community Association pools, to New Regulations for common interest communities in regards to elections and board meetings. These […]

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Becker’s Construction Law & Litigation Practice Recognized in 2020 Edition of The Legal 500

June 10, 2020 – Becker is pleased to announce that its Construction Law & Litigation Practice has once again been ranked as among the top in the United States. For over 30 years, The Legal 500 has highlighted the practice area teams who provide the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. The […]

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