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13 Becker Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America®

The 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® honors thirteen Becker attorneys spanning nine practice areas. Additionally, Lee A. Weintraub is recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Construction Litigation, an honor only bestowed upon one attorney for each specialty practice and location. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer […]

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The Becker Insider | Summer Edition

The Becker Insider provides recent news from our Government Law & Lobbying Practice, as well as unique perspectives and insight into the Florida policy issues that matter most to you. At Becker, we believe that our strengths truly lie in our differences. Our local, state, and federal lobbying teams have deep and longstanding relationships across […]

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The Becker Exclusive: José Fuentes Sits Down with Miami Dade College President, Eduardo J. Padron

Senior Government Relations Consultant José Fuentes recently sat down for an interview with the longtime president of Miami Dade College, Eduardo Padron. The interview includes discussion regarding Padron’s successful career as a collegiate president. From struggles resulting from immigration to his career path in education, José covers many interesting topics with Mr. Padron. Mr. Padron, […]

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University of Florida Law Trailblazer: Yolanda Cash Jackson

Shareholder Yolanda Cash Jackson delivered the 2019 University of Florida Levin College of Law commencement address earlier this year. Ms. Jackson is a double Gator having earned both her law and undergraduate degrees from the University of Florida. “I’m not afraid to try to do things differently…somebody has to do things for the first time, […]

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Kathleen O. Berkey Newly Minted as Florida Bar Board Certified in City, County, and Local Government Law

Ft. Myers, FL – We are pleased to announce that Kathleen O. Berkey is now Florida Bar Board Certified in City, County, and Local Government Law. Board certification demands rigorous testing and is in recognition of having the highest standards of skill, specialty knowledge, proficiency, professionalism, and ethics in a particular area of the law. […]

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Ellyn Bogdanoff to Moderate Panel at the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Annual Conference

Senator Ellyn S. Bogdanoff, local and state government attorney and lobbyist at Becker and former Member of the Florida House of Representatives and Florida State Senate, will moderate a panel on resiliency planning and policy at the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association’s (APA) annual conference. The conference will be held September 10-13 at […]

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Another Step Forward for the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual

We are near the end of the beginning of the work the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs to do to complete the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (“LOSOM”). The Process Lake Okeechobee, the second largest fresh water lake located contiguously within the United States, is the heart of the Everglades. As such, it continues […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of July 22, 2019

  THE HOUSE The House is back in session for their final week of work before August recess. There are tentative plans to vote on a number of measures under suspension of the rules including legislation addressing underfunded pensions, the Trump Administration’s ability to limit asylum claims, ending unwanted robocalls, and the veterans’ health initiative. […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of July 16, 2019

  THE HOUSE The House is back in session as of Monday evening with much to accomplish before the August recess. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said discussions on a debt ceiling agreement with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will continue this week. Some notable bills are under consideration this week including a resolution recommending that Attorney […]

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“Ellyn Bogdanoff Named to Human Trafficking Panel’s Dso,” Florida Politics

Ellyn Bogdanoff, a former state lawmaker, has been named to the board of directors of the direct-support organization (DSO) for the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking. Senate President Bill Galvano appointed her last week, according to a news advisory from the Becker firm, where she is a shareholder. Her term of office runs through July 1, 2021. DSOs are nonprofits that […]

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