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Opportunity To Extend Certain Permits Due to Hurricane Ian

Section 252.363(1)(a), Florida Statutes (2022), provides that certain qualifying permits and authorizations are eligible for an extension once a state of emergency is issued by the Governor for the length of time the state of emergency is in effect, plus an additional six months. A written request for such an extension must be submitted to the authorizing governmental agency within 90 days after the state of emergency has expired (§252.363(1)(b), Florida Statutes). Six types of permits and authorizations qualify for an extension under these circumstances:...

“Why Hiring A Board-Certified Lawyer Makes Sense” – Miami Herald

Consumers of legal services often seek to hire legal counsel for a variety of matters including personal injury, accident, divorce, a business dispute, real estate transaction, or probate matters. Finding the right lawyer can be challenging for the consumer that is often bombarded with television advertising highlighting certain lawyers, along with billboards, internet reviews, and recommendations from family and friends....

Construction Attorney, Jonathan D. Silver, Joins the Ranks of the Board Certified

With one of the largest, dedicated teams of Board Certified Construction attorneys, Becker’s Construction Law Practice Group is well-known nationally for its knowledge of the construction industry and experience effectively protecting the interests of its clients. We are thrilled to announce that Becker attorney, Jonathan Silver, has become the 18th member of our construction practice to join the prestigious ranks of the board certified....

Sanjay Kurian Named Chair of the Florida Bar’s Construction Law Committee

Becker’s Ft. Myers Office Managing Shareholder Sanjay Kurian was named chair of the Florida Bar’s Construction Law Committee, which consists of nearly 550 construction lawyers throughout the State of Florida. The Committee works to expand the knowledge and practices of members in construction law and increase the standards for ethical practice and professionalism in construction law. The Committee is part of the Florida Bar’s Real Property & Trust Law Section....

“Why In-House Corporate Counsel Should Hire a Board-Certified Lawyer” – ABA Business Law Today

Corporate counsel is often tasked with hiring outside counsel to handle important matters for the company. Finding highly specialized and talented lawyers to match up to the issues in a given case, on short notice, can be a challenge, especially when the corporation’s “go-to counsel” may not have the level of expertise required for a given matter. In narrowing down choices, corporate counsel should consider hiring a board-certified lawyer who has already been vetted for expertise and professionalism in a specialty area....

Becker New Jersey Community Update for June 2022

The New Jersey Community Update newsletter is out for June, and this issue covers a range of topics. Shareholder David Dockery delves into the ins-and-outs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s new questionnaire, and — for context — offers an abstract of how these lending giants fit into the landscape of residential mortgages. Becker’s Community Association Practice Group hashes out the impetus behind an update to a New Jersey law that raises jurisdictional limits to $20,000. Lastly, we cover the pro bono case that resulted in Shareholder Arnold Calabrese’s Equal Justice Award Medal from Legal Services of New Jersey....