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Becker Launches Interdisciplinary Sea Level Rise Advisory Team to Serve Florida’s Coastal Residents

As one of the first law firms in Florida to address the legal issues stemming from sea level rise, Becker is excited to announce its interdisciplinary Sea Level Rise Advisory Team which includes experienced and knowledgeable lawyers ready to assist our clients in preparing for the future. Our multifaceted team is comprised of specialists at […]

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Becker Shareholder Jennifer Bales Drake Receives 2021 Leadership Award

Becker is proud to announce that shareholder Jennifer Bales Drake has been named a 2021 Leadership Award recipient by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Foundation (GFLAF). Jennifer serves on the GFLAF’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Leadership Committee; is a member of Broward Women’s Alliance; sits on the Advisory Board of the Fort Lauderdale […]

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Becker’s Legacy Speaker Series Launches with Challenge to Serve from Minnesota AG Keith Ellison

Becker & Poliakoff, in partnership with the University of Miami School of Law, recently welcomed Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison as the inaugural keynote speaker of the first Alan S. Becker and Gary A. Poliakoff Preeminent Leaders in Law Speaker Series. The educational forum, established in honor of the firm’s founding members (Becker, J.D. ’69, […]

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Becker & Miami Law Launch Legacy Speaker Series, Welcome Minnesota AG Keith Ellison

Becker is proud to announce the inaugural installment of the Alan S. Becker and Gary A. Poliakoff Preeminent Leaders in Law Speaker Series, an educational forum established in honor of the firm’s founding members. Becker, J.D. ’69, and Poliakoff, J.D. ’69, were distinguished alumni of the University of Miami School of Law and prominent leaders […]

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“I’m Sticking with Zoom for Mediation,” Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin

Zoom mediation was thrust upon us last year. At first, the technology was intimidating. I was skeptical about people being in different locations. Some have a concern that remote participation impacts the physical pressure and motivation to settle cases. In my experience, forcing people to travel, find parking, and sit for hours on end in […]

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Becker Attorneys in Florida, New Jersey, and New York Recognized by 2021 Super Lawyers

Becker is thrilled to announce that several attorneys in the firm’s Florida and New Jersey offices have been named as 2021 Super Lawyers, an honor that recognizes the top 5% of the total lawyers in any given state. Additionally, Becker attorneys recognized as Rising Stars represent the top 2.5% of attorneys under 40 years old, […]

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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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SPOTLIGHT: Jennifer Bales Drake, Real Estate Law & P3

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Becker showcases the inspiration, philosophies, and expertise of the women attorneys and lobbyists who help elevate our firm and client service. Jennifer Drake is a highly accomplished real estate attorney and a Vice Chair of Becker’s Public, Private Partnerships (P3) practice group. Her practice focuses on commercial transactions for […]

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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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“Do US Universities Need Further Education in P3?,” Proximo Magazine

U.S. university public-private partnerships, known as P3s, have surged in popularity in the last decade. However budgetary pressures from the 2008 recession eroded state funding for U.S. public universities. Becker Shareholder Lee Weintraub, a leader in the field of P3s, shared, “The Great Recession caused funding for public universities to take a dive and they […]

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