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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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Brian Daughney to be Honored as “Citizen of the Year” at 2019 Pineapple Ball

We are pleased to announce that Brian Daughney, Shareholder in Becker’s Corporate Practice, has been selected as a 2019 Pineapple Ball Honoree by the Garden City Chamber of Commerce. Brian will be presented with the prestigious “Citizen of the Year” award at this year’s gala on Friday, April 26, 2019. The award was established in […]

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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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Clarence Williams Presents About Qualified Opportunity Zones and Their Potential for the P3 Community

Clarence Williams, Senior Government Relations Consultant in Becker’s Washington, DC office, participated in the annual Federal Public Private Partnership Conference as an expert on Opportunity Zones. Clarence discussed how local communities can take advantage of the new Opportunity Zones program and how they can build a vision that can transform cities and communities. The sessions […]

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Jennifer Bales Drake Joins Board of Directors of “Business for the Arts of Broward”

Jennifer Bales Drake, Shareholder and Vice Chair of Becker’s Public, Private Partnerships Group, has joined the Board of Directors of “Business for the Arts of Broward.” The non-profit organization is committed to engaging businesses and business leaders to advocate and educate about the importance of arts and culture in Broward County. In addition, she holds […]

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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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Jennifer Bales Drake Talks Amazon Distribution Center Deal and More

Before moderating a panel at BISNOW’s “The Future of Fort Lauderdale” event, shareholder Jennifer Bales Drake spoke with BoardroomPR about her role in bringing Amazon’s new distribution center to South Florida. Ms. Drake also talked about her successful public-private partnership projects and her key takeaways from the BISNOW event, including her concerns about the explosive […]

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George Burgess Addresses Miami-Dade’s Beacon Council

George M. Burgess, Becker & Poliakoff’s Senior Government Relations Strategist and Consultant and active member of the firm’s Public Private Partnerships Group, recently spoke at The Beacon Council’s One Community One Goal (OCOG) Physical Infrastructure and Resiliency Access Breakfast. OCOG provides Miami-Dade County with a roadmap for future economic development success. George is one of South Florida’s most experienced […]

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