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Witnessing Lease Agreements: What Did, and Did Not, Change

Prior to July 1, 2020, some landlords and tenants did not realize their lease agreement contained a minor defect which undermined the enforceability, in whole or in part of the lease agreement itself. Leases for a term of more than one year were distinguished under Florida law and an interest in real estate for a […]

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Steve Mezer Appointed Group Chair of ABA Hospitality, Timesharing & Common Interests Development Group

Becker Shareholder Steve Mezer was appointed as Group Chair of the Hospitality, Timesharing & Common Interests Development Group of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law (RPTE). Steve will begin the leadership position effective September 1, 2020.  Committee chairs  focus on specific areas of law and work to utilize the talent of committee members to develop committee […]

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Webinar: State of the CRE Industry: Will It Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Experts look ahead at how COVID-19 will continue to change the real estate market. Where will funding come from? Will evictions and foreclosure cause a new crisis? How will future development be affected? Join us for this timely discussion among senior industry professionals and a glimpse at what the future may hold. Watch the replay […]

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Philip Rosen Participates in Webinar, “South Florida Retail Outlook: What is the Impact of COVID-19 on South Florida’s Retail Sector?”

Becker Shareholder Philip Rosen shared his expertise alongside a panel of retail leaders to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on South Florida retail and what the region can expect during the second half of 2020. The webinar was presented by Shopping Center Business and Southeast Real Estate Business. Watch the replay here.  

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Becker Attorneys Honored as Florida Trend 2020 Legal Elite

Becker is pleased to announce that four attorneys have been recognized in the 2020 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. Florida Legal Elite publishes an annual roster of attorneys held in the highest regard by their peers and includes fewer than 1.4% of active Florida Bar Members practicing in Florida. The following attorneys were […]

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Industrial Real Estate in the New COVID-19 World

The long-term effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic should boost demand for industrial and logistics focused real estate in Florida and throughout the country in large part because of the following reasons: Acceleration of E-Commerce: Even as the country slowly re-opens, many believe that consumer behavior and the proclivity towards e-commerce will persist, causing the […]

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Property Improvements Through Programs Such as PACE: Understanding the Issues

Property owners have often found that improving their property to make them more energy efficient or wind resistant is expensive. However, our legislators authorized Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs to help homeowners finance the cost of those home improvements. PACE programs are specifically designed to assist both residential and commercial property owners to finance […]

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