About beckerpoliakofflaw

A commercial law firm with offices in Florida, New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., and Prague, the law firm of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. has over 145 attorneys and lobbyists who practice in many areas of the legal industry. The firm is capable of serving clients nationally and globally, and as a member of the prestigious Legus organization, the firm has access to the organization’s large global network of law firms. Becker & Poliakoff specializes in a number of areas of law, including international, business litigation, appellate, civil trial, real estate, and construction law. In fact, Becker & Poliakoff has attorneys that have attained board certification, the highest grade of accomplishment in the state of Florida, in each of these areas. Further, no other Florida firm has more board certified attorneys focusing on construction law. Becker & Poliakoff states that its “primary objective is to solve problems and make things happen" for its clients. It seeks to understand its clients’ business goals thoroughly in order to meet these objectives. As an added benefit, the firm provides its client CARE Center service; the CARE Center responds to all client questions, concerns, and suggestions within 24 hours. Another way in which Becker & Poliakoff aims to better serve its clients, communities, and the legal profession is by hiring a diverse range of attorneys, lobbyists and professional staff members of different genders, races, and ethnicities. Its general recruiting process actively seeks female and minority candidates. Becker & Poliakoff is active in the business, legal, and civic communities, and it has received honors from the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, the Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood, and the Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center, to name a few.

Becker & Poliakoff: The Importance of Retaining an Attorney When Considering Condominium Association Amendments

Representing more than 4,000 homeowner association, cooperative, and condominium clients, Becker & Poliakoff has extensive experience in community association law and offers detailed informational resources on its website.

In one article, the law firm emphasizes the necessity of retaining an attorney when updating condominium association documents. This reflects the fact that, in a number of cases, desired amendments may not be consistent with applicable law. This is particularly common when proposing new member fee charges. The lawyer’s role is to identify and correct these inconsistencies, and ensure the drafting of lawful amendments.

Another consideration the attorney has when evaluating proposed amendments is the percentage vote required to update various documents. In certain cases, a simple vote based on total number of association members is required, while in others a quorum of members who vote must be established. With homeowners’ associations (and under older condo association rules), challenging mortgagee consent requirements may arise as well.

One area in which Becker & Poliakoff assists clients is in amending voting requirements, particularly in situations where member consent thresholds are set at a prohibitively high 75 percent.