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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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William J. Cea Presents “Learning Lien Law”

William J. Cea, Board Certified Construction Attorney by The Florida Bar, presented “Learning Lien Law” on Friday, September 28 to the Construction Law CLE Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association (PBCBA). This presentation covered the basis for liens under applicable statutes, who is entitled to record a lien, and preliminary conditions and deadlines for […]

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Jon Polenberg Co-Chairs Business Courts Task Force

Jon Polenberg, shareholder in our Business Litigation group, is co-chair of a new Florida Bar Business Law Section task force. Named “The Business Law Task Force” and co-chaired with retired 11th Circuit Judge Gill Freeman, the task force is taking a hard look at Florida business courts to see if the time is right for […]

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Congratulations to Steven B. Lesser and All of Becker’s Best Lawyers in America® 2019

TWELVE BECKER ATTORNEYS NAMED THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA® 2019 Steven B. Lesser Further Recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Construction Litigation The 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, announced today, includes twelve Becker attorneys covering four practice areas. Special congratulations to Steven B. Lesser, Chair of our Construction Law & Litigation […]

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Government of Puerto Rico Selects Becker as Lead Counsel on First Ever Higher Education Public-Private Partnership Project

Will Reinvigorate Student Life at University of Puerto Rico’s Mayagüez Campus FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – August 09, 2018 – Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast, today announced that it has been retained by the Government of Puerto Rico to oversee a multi-million dollar […]

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Seven Becker Attorneys Recognized as Florida Legal Elite

Becker is proud to announce that seven of our shareholders were recently recognized in the 2018 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™.  Alan Becker, Steve Lesser and Ken Direktor from our Ft. Lauderdale office, Marilyn Perez-Martinez and Hugo Alvarez from the Miami office, Gary Schaaf from our Tampa office, and Joseph E. Adams from […]

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