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Steve Lesser is Recipient of Cornerstone Award – ABA Forum on Construction Law’s Highest Honor

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Becker is pleased to announce that Steve Lesser is the 2019 recipient of the Cornerstone Award, the highest honor presented by the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law. The esteemed award recognizes a Forum member who has rendered long-term exceptional service to the construction industry, to the public, and to […]

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“Becker & Poliakoff Launches Opportunity Zone Practice,” Law360

Becker & Poliakoff PA has launched a multidisciplinary opportunity zone practice to help clients navigate investing in the new low-income zones established by the 2017 tax reform law, the firm announced. The firm put together attorneys from their government policy, real estate, construction, public-private partnership, corporate and estate planning groups to provide comprehensive guidance for […]

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Sanjay Kurian, “Hurricane Insurance Claims for Condominium Associations,” FLCAJ Magazine

There is a lot of information on how associations can prepare for hurricanes but much less information as to what happens after the hurricane, particularly as it pertains to insurance claims. A question that managers and board members need to consider is, what is required after a hurricane to ensure compliance with your insurance policy […]

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Becker Launches “Florida Opportunity Zone” Website and Multidisciplinary Practice Group

Realizing the immense potential for communities and investors throughout Florida, Becker has launched a multidisciplinary Opportunity Zone Practice. The Becker team provides a full spectrum of cross-practice services to assist public entities, developers and investors in understanding what is involved in the investment process and how to implement strategies for participation in the program. 8,761 […]

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New Jersey Community Update – December 2018

Becker’s New Jersey Community Update newsletter features recent news and updates that we think you may find of interest. December’s issue includes a spotlight on new Community Association attorney David Dockery, Shareholder Vincenzo Mogavero’s article on Corporate Veil Piercing from the New Jersey Law Journal, and highlights from our most recent event, “Community Association Clubs: […]

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Why Construction Companies Should Prioritize Protective Equipment

The construction industry is booming and is expected to continue to grow as we head into 2019. Given such growth, it should come as no surprise that construction workers are suffering an inordinate amount of serious occupational injuries. What may come as a surprise, however, is that construction accounts for 21 percent of America’s work-related […]

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HOA or Civic Association?

Civic Associations and Homeowners Associations: How do they Differ? We are all grateful for the improvements to our neighborhood that have been accomplished by the Victoria Park Civic Association such as the rezoning of our elementary school (Victoria Park children now have the option of attending Virginia Shuman Young or Harbordale Elementary). Their countless successes […]

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What Fee Arrangement Is Best for Your Community’s Litigation?

After the turnover of a community, many associations face the prospect of litigation with the developer of the community or the contractor and subcontractors who constructed the condominium building or HOA common areas. Such litigation may be a construction defect lawsuit or a dispute over missing reserve funds. These lawsuits can sometimes be hastily filed […]

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Gary Schaaf on Labor Shortages and Construction Contract Needs

If you’re a fan of real estate development, now is a great time to be living, working and playing in Tampa. Between the skyline-altering Water Street Tampa project, and two other multi-billion dollar projects underway at Tampa International Airport and Port Tampa Bay, construction cranes dominate the city’s horizon. But, in keeping with the law […]

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Vincenzo Mogavero on Corporate Veil Piercing in the New Jersey Law Journal

In theory, corporate subsidiaries and affiliates are separate and distinct. When these entities run as free-standing, self-governed organizations manned by their own employees that operate as a going concern such that the entities have a separate existence from their corporate parent, the law respects the corporate form. However, when corporations create a pyramid of empty […]

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