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Yolanda Cash Jackson Awarded Outstanding Minority Partner at a Majority Firm by National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division

Becker is thrilled to announce that shareholder Yolanda Cash Jackson has been named “Outstanding Minority Partner at a Majority Firm” by the National Bar Association (NBA) Women Lawyers Division. This prestigious award exemplifies her numerous accomplishments in the community, the state of Florida, and the legal field. Ms. Jackson accepted the award at the 2024 […]

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Becker Spotlight: Potential Impacts of the Supreme Court’s Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo Decision

Written by Alicia Marrero-Riera with assistance from Perry S. Adair Introduction On June 28, 2024, in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, the Supreme Court made a landmark decision overturning the longstanding Chevron deference doctrine, a judicial practice that largely required courts to defer to agencies’ interpretations of statutes in rulemaking. This decision is predicted to […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of June 24

House Lawmakers Close Out June The House is the only Chamber in town this week with the Senate out until after the Fourth of July recess week (which the House will also observe). President Joe Biden will spend the week at Camp David preparing for his Thursday night debate against former president Donald Trump. House […]

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Becker Named Top 25 Lobbying Firm in Q1 of 2024 by Florida Politics

Becker is pleased to announce our Government Law & Lobbying practice has been named a top 25 firm by Florida Politics, based on first-quarter revenue for 2024. Bernie Friedman, Chair of the firm’s Government Law & Lobbying practice led the 10-person team, which also includes former Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, Jose Fuentes, Yolanda Cash Jackson, Max Losner, Nicholas Matthews, Cody Rogers, LaToya Sheals, Bryony […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of June 17

Senate in Session Half of Congress is in session this week with only Senators returning to Washington to vote on nominees amid a mid-week recess commemorating Juneteenth. Senators will also participate in several committee hearings this week, including the following: The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will consider legislation reauthorizing the FCC’s spectrum auction […]

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Becker Recognized in SFBJ’s 2024 “Top Law Firms” List

We are pleased to announce Becker has been ranked in the South Florida Business Journal’s “Top Law Firms in South Florida” list for 2024. The list ranks South Florida law firms by number of lawyers, partners, and total staff. Becker has been named in the top 25 ranks every year since 2017. To view the […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of June 10

Congress Back in Washington: This marks the last week that both the House and Senate will be in Washington at the same time for the month of June. Senators return to take up regular business, and House lawmakers have several votes scheduled in both regular order and expedited procedures. Moving through regular order is a […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of June 3

Summer Session Begins Lawmakers return to D.C. this week following its Memorial Day recess to kick off its summer appropriations agenda ahead of the September 30th government shutdown deadline. It is expected to be a quick working week as several Members will be travelling to Normandy, France ahead of the 80th anniversary of D-Day this […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of May 20

Memorial Day Push Congress returns to Washington this week to tackle its legislative agenda before breaking for its week-long Memorial Day recess. In the Senate, Members are slated to vote on judicial nominees. It’s also been reported that Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is set to revive the stalled bipartisan immigration bill authored by Sens. […]

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Government Issues Scam Alert for Corporate Transparency Act

The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, also known as FinCEN, recently issued an alert warning individuals and businesses that scammers are using the Corporate Transparency Act to fraudulently solicit information from individuals and businesses who may be subject to reporting requirements under the Corporate Transparency Act. These fraudulent scams may include: Correspondence requesting […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of May 13

The House Stays Open The House of Representatives is still open for business this week after Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) easily survived a motion to vacate brought by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) last week, thanks to a bipartisan vote to kill the measure. This week, Members return to Washington to pass a long-awaited bill […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of May 6

To Vacate or Not to Vacate? Congress returns to Washington in what could be House Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-LA) final week as leader of the Chamber. That’s because Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is set to proceed with a motion to vacate this week to strip Speaker Johnson of the gavel over long-standing policy disagreements. […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of April 29

Congress Returns from Recess Congress returns to DC from its recess this week after passing a long-awaited foreign aid bill for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, which would also effectively ban the social media app TikTok. House lawmakers return to a packed legislative agenda with 17 bills to be taken up on expedited procedures, including those […]

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Court Grants Petition for Writ of Certiorari in Favor of Becker Client

In a significant legal victory, Palm Beach County’s Circuit Court granted the petition for writ of certiorari, in favor of Ocean’s Edge at Seawinds Property Owners Association, Inc. (“Seawinds”), represented by Becker. The case centered around the City of Riviera Beach’s conditional approval of an application for five variances submitted by Integra Real Estate, LLC. […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of April 15

Congress Revamps Agenda The House returns to Washington with an entirely new agenda this week in response to Iran’s missile attack on Israel over the weekend. Instead of taking up legislation regarding appliance efficiency standards, lawmakers will shift to a series of financial-themed bills targeting Iran, including prohibitions of certain financial transactions, sanctions of foreign […]

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“Becker Adds Tim Scott’s Chief of Staff as Gov’t Consultant” — Law 360

Becker’s newest Senior Government Relations Consultant, Neri Martinez, recently told Law360 she chose to join Becker, in large part, because of the firm’s reputation of being a trusted source and having transparent leadership. Martinez said, “[Becker’s] corporate culture really inspires loyalty and nurtures growth, and that’s the kind of place where I like to be.” […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of April 8

Congress Returns The House and Senate return to Washington for the first time in two weeks following lawmakers’ Spring recess. Members left just before passing a full FY24 appropriations package, thus closing out a drawn-out government funding battle to avert a shutdown through the end of September. Senators are set to consider judicial nominations this […]

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Becker Expands Federal Lobbying Practice with Neri Martinez in Washington, D.C.

April 8, 2024 – Washington, D.C. — Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists, and other professionals throughout the U.S., is pleased to announce that Neri Martinez has joined the firm as a Senior Government Relations Consultant in the firm’s federal lobbying practice in Washington, D.C. Ms. Martinez most recently served as Chief of Staff […]

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Becker Named Top-Performing Lobbying Firm by Bloomberg Government for Fifth Year

Federal lobbying spending topped $4 billion in 2023 and Becker is proud to announce that once again the firm has been named to Bloomberg Government’s list of Top-Performing Lobbying Firms. Out of the registered lobbying firms that filed Lobbying Disclosure Act reports with the Senate during 2023, Bloomberg Government reviewed the firms that reported revenues […]

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Becker Welcomes Donald P. Dufresne as Shareholder in Real Estate and Government Law & Lobbying Practice Areas

April 1, 2024 – West Palm Beach, FL – Becker, a leading multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists, and other professionals throughout the United States, is pleased to welcome Donald P. Dufresne as a shareholder in the firm’s Real Estate and Government Law & Lobbying Practice areas. He will be based in the West Palm […]

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Becker Celebrates Women’s History Month: Meet Amanda Wood

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Becker is showcasing the inspiration, philosophies, and expertise of the women attorneys and lobbyists who help elevate our firm and client service. Amanda Wood is a Senior Federal Advocacy Director in our Washington, DC office. She spends her days in our nation’s capital representing municipal, corporate, and nonprofit clients […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of March 18

Another Shutdown Showdown Lawmakers return to Washington this week ahead of another potential government shutdown on Friday for roughly three-quarters of the federal government. The deadline is the second out of the two-tiered government funding stopgap Congress passed in recent weeks, splitting funding deadlines into two dates for different portions of the federal government. Congress […]

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Becker’s State Lobbying Update: Week 9

Becker’s End of Session Spotlight Welcome to Becker’s End of Session Spotlight! As your trusted lobbyists we are proud to provide you with the latest developments in politics and policy in Tallahassee. As the 2024 Legislative Session comes to a close, here is what happened in Tallahassee during Week 9 (March 4 – March 8). Headliners […]

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Becker Celebrates Women’s History Month: Meet LaToya Sheals

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Becker is showcasing the inspiration, philosophies, and expertise of the women attorneys and lobbyists who help elevate our firm and client service. LaToya Sheals is a Senior Government Relations Consultant in Becker’s Government and Lobbying Practice. She has extensive experience in investigating and analyzing legislation and developing public policy […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of March 11

Government Still Open The House and Senate return to a fully-open Washington, D.C. after lawmakers passed a final appropriations bill fully funding departments set to shut down last Friday – including the Departments of Transportation, Justice, and Commerce – thus ending a drawn-out appropriations process that kicked off this time last year. Members have one […]

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