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Becker Attorneys in Florida and New Jersey Recognized as 2022 Super Lawyers

Becker is thrilled to announce that several attorneys in the firm’s Florida and New Jersey offices have been named as 2022 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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Take It To the Board: Successful Community Association Living Starts With the Purchase Decision with Marisa DiLenge, Founder, DiLenge Real Estate Team (Part I)

Is living in a community association the right fit for everyone? In this first of two installments, host Donna DiMaggio Berger speaks with Marisa DiLenge, founder of the DiLenge Real Estate Team. She has been a licensed real estate consultant since 1992. She is also a member of the National Association of Realtors, a member of […]

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Attention Landlords and Tenants of Residential Units in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties

It is no secret that with the influx of new residents who moved to South Florida during the pandemic, landlords have drastically increased rents – in some instances close to 50 percent from the prior year. This has created what Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Cava deemed an “Housing Affordability Crisis.” Even before the mayor declared […]

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Panic Is Setting In – The Housing Market Must Be About to Crash

Over the last few days, I have been flooded with articles about one mortgage company after another laying off hundreds, or thousands of employees because over the last several weeks, mortgage originations are down. Similarly, I am seeing articles that title companies who close residential loans, are laying off employees for the same reason. Armageddon […]

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Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke Speaks at Becker Legacy Speaker Series

Becker & Poliakoff, in partnership with the University of Miami School of Law, recently welcomed Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke as the keynote speaker of the 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, and Poliakoff, […]

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Becker Prevails in Queens Waterfront Property Case

After an eight-day trial, Becker Shareholder Glenn Spiegel, along with attorney Samantha Lesser, prevailed in a litigation over who owned certain waterfront property in Queens, New York. In the case, Gentile v. Spadaro (23982/09), the plaintiffs claimed that the defendants entered into an oral agreement to sell the property and that the closing took place […]

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“Commercial Real Estate: Predictions and Reflections” – Practical Law Real Estate

Practical Law Real Estate asked leading real estate practitioners to share their thoughts on recent trends and developments impacting the commercial real estate market, including the COVID-19 pandemic, and provide predictions for the rest of the year ahead. The responses of Claramargaret Groover are featured below. Q: What developments in the real estate and construction markets […]

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War In Ukraine Can Affect U.S. Real Estate Transactions

As we watch the news each night, we see images of the devastating war in Ukraine. Millions of Ukrainian citizens have been displaced from their homes and are now considered refugees. The humanitarian crisis grows every day. It’s hard to imagine how such suffering can reach our daily business transactions here at home, but it […]

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“Civil Rights Leader and Defender Speaks at Miami Law” – University of Miami

Kristen Clarke, the assistant attorney general for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Justice, will be the featured Spring speaker for The Alan S. Becker and Gary A. Poliakoff Preeminent Leaders in Law Speaker Series April 28, 2022. Clarke leads the DOJ’s broad federal civil rights enforcement efforts and works to uphold the civil and constitutional […]

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