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Becker & Poliakoff Offers Condominium & HOA Classes Throughout Florida

Posted in Education, Events

We are committed to sharing our legal knowledge to help others. We do so by offering State-approved educational resources in various forms, including more than two dozen courses, conferences, panel discussions, personal meetings, and webinars that you can conveniently attend from your office or home. With this many available options, it is easy for your… Continue Reading

2016 Legal Update & Special Insider Look At Insurance For Community Associations

Posted in Events, Insurance, Legislation

2016 Legal Update Overview of the Major Legislation Adopted in 2015 Impacting Florida’s Community Associations Provider #0000811, Course #9627311, 2 LU credit hours Presented by David Rogel, Esq. and Rosa de la Camara, Esq. In addition to sunshine and tropical storms, we are guaranteed each year in Florida to see changes to the laws governing… Continue Reading

Listen to Donna DiMaggio Berger on Topical Currents, November 4, 2015 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Posted in Events, Reader Q&A

Topical Currents hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman will be joined once again by our own Donna DiMaggio Berger, Esq., as she brings her experience and knowledge to answer listeners’ questions on Wednesday, November 4, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on 91.3 WLRN. Donna will be discussing topics that can affect all types of… Continue Reading

Becker & Poliakoff Announces Free Condo and HOA Seminars for February, 2015

Posted in Events

Classes may be subject to change. Please visit http://www.bplegal.com/events for up to date information. Leadership Conference-2015 Legal Update/Condo Construction Projects Gone Wild! February 7, 2015 Duck Key Elections, Voting & Sunshine Laws February 11, 2015 West Palm Beach Board Member Certification for CONDOS ONLY February 16, 2015 Ft. Walton Beach You Have Questions? We’ve Got… Continue Reading

Attorney Donna DiMaggio Berger will be a guest on the “Condo & HOA Hour”, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2014

Posted in Events

Attorney Donna DiMaggio Berger will be a guest on the “Condo & HOA Hour” on radio station KKNW 1150 AM Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Ms. Berger will provide commentary on national trends in the community association industry and discuss how technology is affecting HOAs and condos, and how volunteer board members are getting the education… Continue Reading

Two Seminars in Hawks Cay: 2015 Legal Update & Condo Construction Projects Gone Wild!

Posted in Construction Issues & Contractual Disputes, Events, Legislation

2015 Legal Update (LU1) and Provider #0000811, Course #9627311, 2 CEU Credits Condo Construction Projects Gone Wild! Provider #0000811, Course #9626873, 2 CEU Credits Presented by: David Rogel, Esq. Rosa de la Camara, Esq. 2015 Legal Update Provider #0000811, Course #9627311, 2 CEU Credits In addition to sunshine and tropical storms, in Florida we are… Continue Reading

Becker & Poliakoff Announces Free Seminars in January 2015

Posted in Events

Board Member Certification for CONDOS ONLY January 9, 2015 Naples Board Member Certification for CONDOS Only January 12, 2015 Ft. Myers Board Certification Course for Condo/HOA/Co-op January 13, 2015 North Port 2015 Legal Update January 17, 2015 Ft. Lauderdale Board Member Certification for HOAs ONLY January 20, 2015 West Palm Beach Ask Your Association’s Legal… Continue Reading

Tampa Seminar: Hurricane Amnesia – Disaster Planning & The Reality of Insurance Claim Outcomes

Posted in Education, Events, Hurricane/Disaster Issues, Insurance

It has been years since Florida has been impacted by a major windstorm event, which is fortunate for us as property and business owners but does nothing to remind board members and managers of the importance of proper disaster planning before it is needed. The statewide community association law firm of Becker & Poliakoff and… Continue Reading

Insurance Claim Seminar in Ft. Lauderdale on September 18, 2014

Posted in Events, Hurricane/Disaster Issues, Insurance, Uncategorized

The Most Common Community Association Directors & Officers Claims Insurance industry Expert, Joel Meskin, VP of Community Association Insurance & Risk Management at the McGowan Companies will be making a special guest appearance in Florida to discuss the do’s and don’ts of properly insuring and protecting your board of directors from lawsuits and losses. The… Continue Reading

Condo/HOA Board Member Certification Class

Posted in Events

    Everything You Wanted to Know About Being a Board Member… But Were Afraid to Ask! Please join us on Saturday, July 12 at 9:30 am for a free Board Member Certification Class approved by the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes. Provider #0000811, Course #9626099 REGISTER NOW BY CLICKING HERE. Topics Covered:… Continue Reading

Accommodation Requests Under the Fair Housing Act: Live Webinar on March 18

Posted in Discrimination/Fair Housing, Events, Reasonable Accommodations or Modifications, Service Animals/Emotional Support Animals

Is your HOA or condo board seeing more and more requests for exceptions to your pet rules?  What about requests for specific parking spots or deviations from your architectural rules? Afraid saying no to any request will trigger a costly and stressful discrimination complaint against your HOA? Take charge of the process for handling requests… Continue Reading

Kickoff Cocktail Reception for 2014 Florida Communities of Excellence Awards

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

Is your Community Excellent? Is Your Manager Excellent? You are  invited you to a Kickoff Cocktail Reception for the 2014 Florida Communities of Excellence Awards. Thursday, November 21 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Becker & Poliakoff/Taylor & Carls [map] 150 N. Westmonte Drive Altamonte Springs, FL  32714 Who Should Attend? Board Members and Unit Owners,… Continue Reading

Taylor & Carls Joins Forces With Becker & Poliakoff

Posted in Events

When you think of  community association law firms in Central Florida, the name Taylor & Carls comes to mind. T&C is one of the state’s leading community association law firms with offices in Orlando, Tampa, and Palm Coast. I am thrilled that T&C will join Becker & Poliakoff effective December 1, 2013. Founded in 1981,… Continue Reading

Live Webinar on May 16, 2013 — The 2013 Florida Legislative Session: Analysis of the Impacts on Community Associations

Posted in CALL Alert, Events, Legislation

The 2013 Florida Legislative Session just ended with a number of bills passing that will impact the operation of community associations. Join us on May 16, 2013 at 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM to get the latest analysis of the bills that passed and how they will affect your association. The webinar will be presented… Continue Reading

Expert Panel to Address Condo & HOA Members at Free Event

Posted in Events, Legislation

Click here for all the details: CAI Tradeshow 2013 SunSentinel Ad  Keeping up with all the legislative changes is challenging. Session hasn’t even started yet and there are several bills pertaining to condos, co-ops and HOAs. Representative Moraitis tackles association issues again this 2013 Legislative Session.  The bill (HB 73) makes numerous changes to laws governing community associations. … Continue Reading

In the Florida Keys? Attend Our Condo, CAM & HOA Leadership Conference

Posted in Events, Insurance, Liability

We are happy to announce Becker & Poliakoff’s Florida Keys Leadership Conference specifically for Community Association Board Members, Property Managers (CAMs) and other industry professionals, as well as residents of condominiums, HOAs, mobile home parks and other shared ownership housing communities. Join us for this important program which includes: Cover Your Assets: Avoiding Board Member Liability* Board… Continue Reading

One Year Wiser – Quality Education in 2014

Posted in Community Update, Events, Operations

At Becker & Poliakoff we care about educating community association volunteers, industry leaders and professional CAMs.  Some of our current course offerings are described below.  In addition to these live presentations, we offer webinars, this blog of course and our Community Update which has been produced and published by the Firm since 1980!  Please join us by… Continue Reading

Improving Property Values in Condominiums: Practical Solutions to Improve the Marketabilty of your Community

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

We are happy to participate in this program offered by The Continental Group as part of our mission to educate community leaders. We share Continental’s desire to: promote best practices, hear from industry representatives; and encourage community association leaders to share their experiences with each other. Please join us for this interactive discussion focusing on… Continue Reading