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Preeminent Regional Law Firm Joins Becker & Poliakoff September 27, 2012

Preeminent Regional Law Firm Joins Becker & Poliakoff September 27, 2012

Cornett, Googe & Associates Strengthens Presence in Treasure Coast

For Immediate Release
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Alan Penchansky
The Pen Group Communications
Tel: (305) 529-1944

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, September 28, 2012 – Becker & Poliakoff announced today that Cornett, Googe & Associates, P.A., a Stuart, Florida-based law firm that represents more than 300 community associations as well as businesses, individuals and professionals throughout the Treasure Coast, is joining Becker & Poliakoff. Effective October 1, the attorneys and staff of Cornett, Googe will become part of the Becker & Poliakoff team.

Founded in 1981, Cornett, Googe is regarded as one of the state’s preeminent regional community association legal firms. The acquisition will strengthen Becker & Poliakoff’s statewide community association practice by enhancing its presence throughout the Treasure Coast area, including St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River Counties.

The principals of Cornett, Googe, Howard E. “Buddy” Googe and Jane L. Cornett, will become Becker & Poliakoff shareholders. Robert Rydzewski, Jr. and Michael Dermody will also become Becker & Poliakoff attorneys.

“Jane Cornett and Buddy Googe are well known statewide as outstanding legal practitioners,” said Gary Rosen, Becker & Poliakoff managing shareholder. “This merger enables us to strengthen our presence in the Treasure Coast and continue to enhance our statewide leadership in community association legal services.”

Jane Cornett offered, “The time was right to make this change. Becker & Poliakoff offers our clients more services and resources and the reputation of the state’s most well-respected team of community association attorneys.”

Buddy Googe added: “Gary Rosen is a dynamic managing shareholder who understands the business of law. We are excited to be part of his growing team.”

Effective immediately, Becker & Poliakoff will relocate its Treasure Coast offices to the offices of Cornett, Googe at River Oak Center near downtown Stuart, overlooking the scenic St. Lucie River. Becker & Poliakoff attorney Lance Clouse, a member of the Community Association Law practice group, will also locate in the Stuart office.

About Becker & Poliakoff 
Becker & Poliakoff is a diverse commercial law firm with more than 145 attorneys and lobbyists in a total of 15 domestic and international offices. Celebrating its fortieth (40th) year of serving clients, the firm has seven primary areas of practice: Real Estate, Construction Law & Litigation, Community Association, Customs & International Trade, Business Litigation, Corporate & Securities, and Government Law & Lobbying.