Our attorneys are thought leaders in their field who keep our clients updated on the latest developments in their areas of interest. Explore our robust library of articles, blog posts, guidebooks, media commentary, and news.


Search Perspectives

Show Filters

Area of Focus



Direct all media inquiries to


“Why You Should Become A Board-Certified Lawyer” – The Capstone

The Florida Bar reports there over 93,000 lawyers eligible to practice law. Demand for legal services is on the rise as droves of out of state consumers and their businesses relocate to Florida. To meet this demand, law firms have aggressively been recruiting lawyers particularly in specialty areas such as real estate, construction, and corporate […]

Read More

“Commercial Real Estate: Predictions and Reflections 2023” – Practical Law Real Estate

Practical Law Real Estate asked leading real estate practitioners to share their thoughts on recent developments impacting the US commercial real estate market. Commercial real estate experienced another year of impressive growth in 2022, and despite cyclical headwinds, including increased interest rates, inflationary pressures, and a recession, the outlook for 2023 is cautiously optimistic. Although […]

Read More

“Let’s Have A Talk About Depositions” – NEFL CAI Chapter Community Connection

Whether you are a property manager, board member, or homeowner, the likelihood of being involved in litigation is ever-increasing. The COVID19 pandemic has brought a wave of litigation throughout the country, with homeowners’ association related issues being a hotbed. One inherent aspect of that litigation involves the litigants taking depositions. A deposition serves as a […]

Read More

“Water Will Come: Get Your Ducks in A Row” – FCAP Managers Report

Florida has a well-deserved reputation for many things: world-class theme parks, stunning beaches, and, to the delight of outsiders everywhere, the exploits of the infamous “Florida Man.” We also accept, as an inescapable consequence of living in our state, that we must deal with hurricanes, tropical storms, and regularly scheduled summer thunderstorms. As obnoxious as […]

Read More

Sanjay Kurian Quoted in Daily Business Review

Becker’s Ft. Myers Office Managing Shareholder Sanjay Kurian was quoted in the Daily Business Review article titled, “New Florida Insurance Law Is Poised to Put a Damper on Property Claims Litigation.” To read the full article, please click here. Sanjay Kurian is Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law and is recognized by leading legal […]

Read More

Webinar: Concerns Regarding Construction Next Door

 The webinar is designed to teach volunteer board members and managers what concerns they should be aware of and what steps they need to take when new development near an existing community is contemplated and ultimately undertaken. Panelists will discuss: What an existing community can do to mitigate the impact of new construction The […]

Read More

Steven B. Lesser Named to the National Law Journal’s List of Real Estate/Construction Law Trailblazers

Becker is thrilled to announce that Shareholder Steven B. Lesser was named to the National Law Journal’s list of Real Estate/Construction Law Trailblazers, which spotlights professionals who are agents of change in their practice area. The selection committee specifically noted the landmark Florida Supreme Court case Moransais v. Heathman, and “its long-term impact on builders, […]

Read More

Becker Attorneys in Florida, New York, and New Jersey Recognized as 2022 Super Lawyers

Becker is thrilled to announce that several attorneys in the firm’s Florida and New Jersey offices have been named as 2022 Super Lawyers, an honor that recognizes the top 5% of the total lawyers in any given state. Additionally, Becker attorneys recognized as Rising Stars represent the top 2.5% of attorneys under 40 years old, […]

Read More

“Why Hiring A Board-Certified Lawyer Makes Sense” – Miami Herald

Consumers of legal services often seek to hire legal counsel for a variety of matters including personal injury, accident, divorce, a business dispute, real estate transaction, or probate matters. Finding the right lawyer can be challenging for the consumer that is often bombarded with television advertising highlighting certain lawyers, along with billboards, internet reviews, and […]

Read More

Webinar: Casualty Insurance Claims 101 Your Hurricane Playbook

In this informative webinar, we cover what to expect in the event your community is damaged by a casualty event, such as a hurricane. Hear from Community Association Shareholder Jay Roberts, Construction Law & Litigation Shareholder Aaron Pruss, and Public Adjuster Joseph Connelly of Association Adjusting. They approach the conversation from their u

Read More

2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 33 Becker Attorneys

The 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the oldest and most revered peer review publications, honors 33 Becker attorneys across the Firm’s practices. Two Becker attorneys, Joseph Adams and Sanjay Kurian, were also recognized as Lawyer of the Year, a distinction that comes with the highest overall peer feedback for their […]

Read More

Construction Attorney, Jonathan D. Silver, Joins the Ranks of the Board Certified

With one of the largest, dedicated teams of Board Certified Construction attorneys, Becker’s Construction Law Practice Group is well-known nationally for its knowledge of the construction industry and experience effectively protecting the interests of its clients. We are thrilled to announce that Becker attorney, Jonathan Silver, has become the 18th member of our construction practice […]

Read More

Becker Obtains Rescission of Real Estate Property Transaction and Damages for Residential Family

Becker Shareholder and Chief Strategy Officer Vincenzo M. Mogavero, assisted by Shareholder Martin Cabalar and Senior Attorney Sarah Klein, were successful in rescinding a residential property transaction and securing additional damages in favor of our clients, who had recently purchased a residential property in New Jersey as their first home. The complaint arose out of […]

Read More

Sanjay Kurian Named Chair of the Florida Bar’s Construction Law Committee

Becker’s Ft. Myers Office Managing Shareholder Sanjay Kurian was named chair of the Florida Bar’s Construction Law Committee, which consists of nearly 550 construction lawyers throughout the State of Florida. The Committee works to expand the knowledge and practices of members in construction law and increase the standards for ethical practice and professionalism in construction […]

Read More

“Why In-House Corporate Counsel Should Hire a Board-Certified Lawyer” – ABA Business Law Today

Corporate counsel is often tasked with hiring outside counsel to handle important matters for the company. Finding highly specialized and talented lawyers to match up to the issues in a given case, on short notice, can be a challenge, especially when the corporation’s “go-to counsel” may not have the level of expertise required for a […]

Read More

Panel Discussion: ABA May 2022 National Specialization Roundtable

The ABA Standing Committee on Specialization recently held a roundtable that addressed how state and national certifying organizations can make for a more competent and more trusted profession, and the videos are now available below. The roundtable consisted of three different panels and was moderated Judge Melissa May, Special Advisor to the Committee. Marketing for […]

Read More

Arnold Calabrese Awarded Equal Justice Award Medal for Exceptional Pro Bono Service

Becker is thrilled to announce New Jersey Office Managing Shareholder Arnold Calabrese is a recipient of the Legal Services of New Jersey Equal Justice Award Medal. Arnold was celebrated for his extraordinary pro bono contributions along with other recipients at the 2022 Equal Justice Awards Reception, which took place on June 7th. Specifically, Arnold is recognized […]

Read More

Becker Named a Top 50 Construction Law Firm by Construction Executive Magazine

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. This national rating system measures and weighs the following: 2021 revenues from the firm’s construction practice; the number of attorneys in the firm’s construction practice; the percentage of firm’s total […]

Read More

Chambers USA Recognizes Becker’s Construction and Litigation Practices; Seven Attorneys in 2022 Edition

Becker is thrilled to announce that the firm and its attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA, a prestigious annual guide of leading law firms and attorneys. Chambers’ sources describe the firm as a “formidable adversary” with a “strong presence across the state of Florida.” This year, Becker once again received […]

Read More

Vincenzo M. Mogavero Appointed Becker’s Chief Strategy Officer

May 6, 2022 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists, and other professionals throughout the US, is pleased to announce that Vincenzo M. Mogavero has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Strategy Officer. In his new position, Mogavero will report directly to the firm’s executive […]

Read More

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke Speaks at Becker Legacy Speaker Series

Becker & Poliakoff, in partnership with the University of Miami School of Law, recently welcomed Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke as the keynote speaker of the 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, and Poliakoff, […]

Read More

“Commercial Real Estate: Predictions and Reflections” – Practical Law Real Estate

Practical Law Real Estate asked leading real estate practitioners to share their thoughts on recent trends and developments impacting the commercial real estate market, including the COVID-19 pandemic, and provide predictions for the rest of the year ahead. The responses of Claramargaret Groover are featured below. Q: What developments in the real estate and construction markets […]

Read More

Top Five Tips When Negotiating a Construction Contract

Often even a small proposal for repair work can cause thousands of dollars in unanticipated costs later, which likely could have been avoided by association counsel.  A few changes and/or a short addendum to a contract can be surprisingly affordable and possibly the best fiduciary decision a board can make in any given year.

Read More

“Civil Rights Leader and Defender Speaks at Miami Law” – University of Miami

Kristen Clarke, the assistant attorney general for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Justice, will be the featured Spring speaker for The Alan S. Becker and Gary A. Poliakoff Preeminent Leaders in Law Speaker Series April 28, 2022. Clarke leads the DOJ’s broad federal civil rights enforcement efforts and works to uphold the civil and constitutional […]

Read More

Construction Law Institute Awards Becker’s Claramargaret H. Groover Lifetime Achievement Award

Pictured: Lee A. Weintraub, Claramargaret H. Groover, Steven B. Lesser, Perry M. Adair, Sanjay Kurian, and Scott Kiernan March 14, 2022 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists, and other professionals throughout the US, extends congratulations to Claramargaret (“Claire”) H. Groover who received the prestigious Florida Bar Construction […]

Read More