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Community associations need to be hurricane-proof, too

As Mike Tyson said, “Everybody’s got a plan until they get hit.” This hurricane season is confirming the need for community associations to develop the right plans, learn from their experiences and continually refine their plans.

Many volunteer community association boards and their managers already know they should have date-stamped videos of …

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ELSS Bill Vetoed, Condominium Bill Approved, & Final Report on Community Association Bills for 2017 Session

Governor Rick Scott has now taken action on all of the community association bills that passed during the 2017 legislative session.

HB 653, Relating to Community Associations, was Vetoed.  Among other things, the bill would have allowed high rise buildings to opt out of an engineered life safety system (ELSS) with a …

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Donna DiMaggio Berger Interview on WLRN Topical Currents Segment: Landmark Association Laws

Condo and association law shareholder Donna DiMaggio Berger was the featured guest on WLRN 91.3FM’s Topical Currents “At Your Service” edition on Wednesday, June 7. Donna discussed what board members, managers and residents need to know about landmark association laws just passed by the Florida Legislature, including how to avoid the new criminal …

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Becker & Poliakoff Wins Multi-Million Dollar Jury Verdict In Landmark Construction Case

Big. Win.

Becker & Poliakoff secured a landmark $9 million-plus jury verdict Thursday against a subsidiary of Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: HOV). The award includes punitive (treble) damages for violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and also entitles the plaintiff to recover attorneys’ fees, costs and prejudgment interest. The jury found that …

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Donna DiMaggio Berger Upcoming Interview on WLRN 91.3FM Topical Currents Segment

Don’t miss shareholder, Donna DiMaggio Berger, the featured guest on WLRN 91.3FM Topical Currents this Wednesday, June 7, from 1-2pm. Donna will discuss what board members, managers and residents need to know about landmark association laws just passed by the Florida Legislature, including how to avoid the new criminal penalties attached …

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Donna DiMaggio Berger Interview on WLRN Topical Currents Segment: Association Records & Fraudulent Elections

Condo and association law shareholder Donna DiMaggio Berger was the featured guest on WLRN 91.3FM’s Topical Currents “At Your Service” edition on March 27 to discuss the bill Florida Legislators have filed which could give Condo and Homeowner Association boards a double-take. If passed, a volunteer board member could face criminal …

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Becker & Poliakoff Offers Condominium & HOA Classes Throughout Florida

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 …

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