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

Becker’s Construction Law & Litigation practice 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: 2020 revenues from the firm’s construction practice; the number of attorneys in the firm’s construction practice; the percentage of firm’s total revenues derived from its […]

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Chambers USA Recognizes Becker’s Construction Practice & Six Attorneys in 2021 Edition

Becker is thrilled to announce that the firm and its attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA, a prestigious annual guide of leading law firms and attorneys. Becker once again received top recognition in Band 1 of the Florida Construction category, with sources describing the firm as a “formidable adversary” with […]

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Florida-Based Insurance Carrier Deemed Insolvent – What This Means For Your Community Association

Florida-based insurance carrier American Capital Assurance Corp. (“AmCap”) entered receivership recently and is in the process of being liquidated after being deemed insolvent by Florida’s Office of Insurance Regulation. There are potential issues for the many condominium associations and others that were insured by AmCap or who have claims with AmCap. The most important thing […]

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ICYMI: Becker Shareholders Featured @ 2021 Multifamily Forum: West & Central Florida

Becker is a longtime supporter of the Multifamily Forum: West & Central Florida, the go-to event featuring insights from leading owners, managers, developers, investors, and others with extensive knowledge in this specific area of housing development. We are always happy to welcome these perspectives to our own conversation regarding legal pitfalls to avoid and best […]

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“Spotlight: Patrick Howell, 2021 Best Lawyers,” Orlando Magazine

Orlando Magazine offers compelling local content and encourages informed decisionmaking. With that goal in mind, the publication regularly highlights local legal counsel who have been ranked in the national Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer review publications in the legal profession. The spotlight below appeared in Orlando […]

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Webinar: Avoiding Disaster – How To Take Control Of Your Construction Project

While the complexity of a community association construction project cannot be overstated, it is possible to successfully navigate the entire process. Becker attorneys Ken Direktor and Steve Lesser welcome experienced construction management pro James LaGreca DSS Condos to discuss just how it’s done. You’ll learn how to stay in the driver’s seat of your project, […]

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Pending Legislation Aims to Relieve Processing Headache During Natural Emergency

New bill would expand list of permits and authorizations qualifying for extension due to a Governor-declared natural emergency. Section 252.363(1)(a), Florida Statutes, provides that certain permits and authorizations are eligible for an extension once a natural emergency is declared by the Governor for the length of time the declaration is in effect plus an additional […]

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“Commercial Real Estate: A Review of 2020 & Planning for 2021,” Practical Law Real Estate

Practical Law Real Estate recently asked several leading real estate practitioners to share their thoughts on recent trends and developments impacting the real estate market, and provide predictions for the year ahead. The responses of Claramargaret Groover are featured below. Q: What already-occurring real estate market trends were accelerated due to the COVID-19 pandemic? A: Lenders have tended […]

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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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