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Jay Roberts Obtains Court of Appeals Reversal

Posted in Fair Housing Act

Becker & Poliakoff senior attorney Jay Roberts recently scored a win for his condominium association client in a Fair Housing Act (FHA) ruling from the Florida First District Court of Appeal (Harbour Pointe of Perdido Key Condominium Association, Inc. v. James Henkel). The appellate ruling has potentially broad implications for condominium associations. While all design… Continue Reading

At Your Service: Condo Call-In with Donna DiMaggio Berger of Becker & Poliakoff

Posted in Elections, Fire Sprinklers, Governing Documents, Legislation, Voting, Water Sprinklers

Florida Legislators have filed bills which could give Condo and Homeowner Association boards a double-take. If passed, a volunteer board member could face criminal penalties if Association records are stonewalled, or if there are fraudulent elections. Might residents avoid trouble by choosing to stay off condo boards? Learn more on the Topical Currents “At Your… Continue Reading

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

Special Event: In The Aftermath of a Disaster

Posted in Education, Hurricane/Disaster Issues, Safety and security

Becker & Poliakoff and The American Red Cross present Prepare Your Community for a Disaster! Please join us for a unique presentation by Mr. Benjamin Bellucci, Disaster Program Manager for the American Red Cross Broward County Chapter, which is designed to prepare you and your association members for worst case scenarios. Mr. Bellucci has trained… 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

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

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

Donna DiMaggio Berger Interviewed on Topical Currents on WLRN: Condominium And Homeowner Association Call-In Program

Posted in Legislation, Service Animals/Emotional Support Animals

On Tuesday, June 14th, 2014,  Topical Currents was an “At Your Service” edition, with community association attorney, Donna Berger. After returning to the law firm Becker & Poliakoff, she has been working to create new initiatives for community associations as well as addressing service animals and emotional-support animal requests in communities. Click here to listen to… Continue Reading

Donna DiMaggio Berger Rejoins Becker & Poliakoff Community Association Law Practice Group

Posted in Uncategorized

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, March 5 — Becker & Poliakoff is pleased to announce that attorney Donna DiMaggio Berger has rejoined the firm’s Community Association Law practice group as a shareholder in Ft. Lauderdale. Ms. Berger served as a member of the firm’s Community Association Law practice group from 1992 to 2007. In 2007, she joined… Continue Reading