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Becker Counted Among the Top 25 Corporate Philanthropists of South Florida for the Second Year in a Row

Delivering platinum service to our clients and community is at the very heart of Becker, and we are thrilled to be counted among the top 25 corporate philanthropists of South Florida as recognized by the South Florida Business Journal for the second year in a row. Becker attorneys and professionals are heavily involved in charitable […]

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Arnold Calabrese Awarded Equal Justice Award Medal for Exceptional Pro Bono Service

Becker is thrilled to announce New Jersey Office Managing Shareholder Arnold Calabrese is a recipient of the Legal Services of New Jersey Equal Justice Award Medal. Arnold was celebrated for his extraordinary pro bono contributions along with other recipients at the 2022 Equal Justice Awards Reception, which took place on June 7th. Specifically, Arnold is recognized […]

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Marta’s Journey: Becker Raises Over 68K for Pancreatic Cancer Research

 Becker is thrilled to support the Broward-Palm Beach Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s PurpleStride 5K Run/Walk. The event takes place on April 30, and is the top corporate fundraiser in Florida. TEAM BECKER has raised over $68K for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) to fund scientific research that will lead to a cure. TEAM […]

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Gary C. Rosen Selected As One of South Florida Business Journal’s Power Leaders in Corporate Philanthropy

Becker Managing Shareholder and CEO, Gary Rosen, was recognized among South Florida Business Journal’s Power Leaders in Corporate Philanthropy. The inaugural awards recognize leaders from South Florida firms, not-for-profit groups, and other entities for their contributions in sharing expertise and making financial contributions to a community cause. Specifically, the awards select those who lead by […]

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Becker Counted Among the Top 25 Corporate Philanthropists of South Florida

Delivering platinum service to our clients and community is at the very heart of Becker, and we are thrilled to be counted among the top 25 corporate philanthropists of South Florida as recognized by the South Florida Business Journal. Becker attorneys and professionals are heavily involved in charitable and community causes including: University of Miami Alan […]

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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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Marta’s Journey: Becker Raises 50k for Pancreatic Cancer Research

November 14, 2020 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast, is pleased to support the Broward/Palm Beach Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Purple Stride 5K Run/Walk, happening virtually on November 15 and is the top corporate fundraiser in Florida for […]

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United Way of Broward County Appoints Gary Rosen as Chairperson of Its Board of Directors

United Way of Broward County has announced the appointment of Gary Rosen, Managing Shareholder of Becker, as the new Chair of its Board of Directors. Gary has been a long-time supporter of United Way of Broward County, previously serving as a Board Member of the non-profit organization. He has also been a major donor since […]

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Jie Chengying Xiu Leads Project to Assist New York Hospitals During Pandemic

In times of chaos and uncertainty, neighbors and communities band together. Becker Shareholder Jie Chengying Xiu is the Chairwoman of the Asian Financial Society, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. She has been leading a project of pooling free hotel rooms owned by Chinese Americans to supply to the National Guard as well as extend these facilities […]

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Becker Proudly Supports Youth Soccer Program that Empowers Children and Young Adults with Special Needs

On the heels of the Women’s World Cup victory, we are reminded that everyone, no matter who, can benefit from the empowerment of playing sports. This includes those with special needs. Here at Becker giving back to the community is a core value. This year, the firm once again proudly sponsored TOPSoccer, the youth soccer […]

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Helping Hands – A Must Watch Video Documentary

 Helping Hands spent a day spreading cheer to sick children at Jackson Memorial Hospital. The firm charity was founded by Shareholder Lee Weintraub following his own daughter’s experience with childhood cancer. Becker brought cameras along to document the memorable day and were lucky to hear directly from Lee’s daughter Morgan, a cancer survivor herself, […]

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Becker Sponsors Backpack Barber Foundation Fundraiser

Becker served as a proud sponsor of Backpack Barber Foundation’s first-ever fundraising event, “Cocktails for Cuts.” All of the proceeds raised from the event will help the Foundation in its mission to provide the homeless with professional haircuts, backpacks, and hygiene items. Becker shareholder Jeremy Sahn sits on the executive board of the Foundation and donates significant […]

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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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Jon Polenberg Elected to Board of Directors of Gilda’s Club South Florida

Business Litigation Shareholder Jon Polenberg has been elected to the Board of Directors of Gilda’s Club South Florida. The non-profit organization is an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, and was founded in honor of actress Gilda Radner. Gilda’s Club is dedicated to providing support, education, and hope to all people impacted by cancer and […]

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Becker and Backpack Barber Foundation Help the Fort Lauderdale Homeless

Becker and Backpack Barber Foundation Help the Fort Lauderdale Homeless October 3, 2018 — Fort Lauderdale, FL – For National Hair and Haircut Day, The Backpack Barber Foundation offered homeless men and women free professional haircuts at Broward Library’s tent city as well as a backpack with hygiene products. Broward Partnership also provided on-site resources […]

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Bethune Statue Bill a Big Win for State Lobbying Team

Spearheaded by Yolanda Cash Jackson, Mario Bailey and our entire lobbying team in Tallahassee, Governor Rick Scott is poised to sign a bill that will lead to a statue of civil-rights leader and educator Mary McLeod Bethune replacing the likeness of a Confederate general as a representative of Florida in the U.S. Capitol. Read more about […]

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Mario J. Bailey Noted in an Article from the Miami Herald

Mario Bailey, senior government relations consultant and 2017 BMe Community Genius Leader, is noted in a Nov. 12 article from the Miami Herald titled “Barbershop philanthropy — for Miami’s black communities, giving starts close to home.” http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article184048896.html Mario, center, is pictured here with BMe Community cofounder Benjamin Evans (right) and fellow member Jonathan Spike handing […]

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Karen Skyers Named to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay’s Board of Directors

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – November 17, 2017 – Karen Skyers, attorney with Becker & Poliakoff’s Government Law & Lobbying team, was chosen to join the Board of Directors of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. The nonprofit Crisis Center is Tampa Bay’s elite provider of crisis and trauma services, offering a range of evidence-based programs designed to meet […]

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Yolanda Cash Jackson Receives League of Superheroes Award

Yolanda Cash Jackson, shareholder in our Ft. Lauderdale and Tallahassee offices, was inducted for the third year into the Children of Inmates League of Superheroes class. At a May 2, 2017, press conference in the State Capitol Rotunda, Ms. Cash Jackson was recognized for her heroic efforts on behalf of the Children of Inmates program, having guided legislative efforts […]

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Becker & Poliakoff’s Karen Skyers Receives Distinguished Alumni Award From Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

TAMPA & ORLANDO, Fla.  – May 24, 2016 – Karen Skyers, an attorney with the Government Law & Lobbying Practice Group at Becker & Poliakoff, has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law. The awards, which recognize alumni who have excelled in the legal profession while contributing to the community and […]

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