PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., April 18 LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire — Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., a diversified commercial law firm with more than 120 attorneys in 14 offices throughout Florida, today officially announced the opening of its newest Florida office in Port St. Lucie.
Led by Becker & Poliakoff attorney and shareholder Kenneth S. Direktor, the new office will serve the communities of Port St. Lucie, Stuart, Ft. Pierce, Vero Beach, Jensen Beach and Okeechobee, particularly in the area of community association law, providing the rapidly growing area’s condominiums, cooperatives, homeowner and other
community associations with a full range of legal counsel and services
As chair of Becker & Poliakoff’s statewide Community Association Practice Group, Mr. Direktor works closely with the law firm’s 32 other community association attorneys, who practice from Becker & Poliakoff offices located throughout Florida. Joining him in the Port St. Lucie office will be Becker & Poliakoff attorneys Mary Harvey and Peter Mollengarden, who is also a shareholder with the firm.
“I’m very pleased to be heading this experienced team of attorneys as we continue to expand our work for community associations in the Treasure Coast area and throughout Florida,” said Direktor. “The new location will enable us to concentrate the firm’s energies in one of the fastest growing regions in the U.S. and work more closely with local community association leaders, businesses and professionals located in Port St. Lucie and the surrounding communities.”
A Becker & Poliakoff attorney since 1986, Mr. Direktor has spent the past 12 years providing legal counsel and representation to condominium, cooperative and homeowner associations in Southeast Florida. A frequent lecturer on community association matters, Mr. Direktor has also been active in the Florida legislative process, advocating change and contributing to proposed legislation that might impact condominium, cooperatives and homeowner associations.
The additional members of the Port St. Lucie legal team also bring several years of experience in community association law to the new office. A Becker & Poliakoff attorney for more than 16 years, Mr. Mollengarden previously worked as an attorney in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, and he also served six years as a board member for the Gold Coast chapter of the Community Associations Institute. Ms. Harvey previously served as an attorney for the U.S. Small Business Administration, where she worked with community associations and others seeking federal financial assistance following major hurricanes.
“As the Treasure Coast area continues to grow, there is an increasing need for expertise in the area of community association law,” said Gary Poliakoff, firm founder and President of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. “With the opening of the Port St. Lucie office, we will be able to address that need and better serve the interests of our clients in those communities.”
Mr. Direktor, Mr. Mollengarden and Ms. Harvey recently hosted the 2007 Community Association Leadership Workshop in Port St. Lucie to discuss issues of concern to common ownership housing communities. The half-day seminar took place on April 12 and included presentations on Insurance Claims and Coverage, Fiscal Management of Associations and a case law and legislative update.
Becker & Poliakoff has been a pioneer in the development of Community Association law in Florida, with many of the leading cases in the field bearing the firm’s name. Becker & Poliakoff’s Community Association attorneys, recognized as individual leaders in the field through published works, legislative activities and industry group leadership positions, work together as a team to provide community association clients the benefit of more than 100 years of collective experience in the field of Community Association law and practice.
The new Becker & Poliakoff offices in Port St. Lucie are located at: Westview Plaza I, 1850 Fountainview Blvd., #103, Port St Lucie, FL 34986; Tel: (772) 871-9320, Fax : (772) 871-9321. Further information about Becker & Poliakoff’s offices in Port St. Lucie and throughout the state can be found online at: http://www.becker-poliakoff.com/.
About Becker & Poliakoff P.A.
Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. is a diversified commercial law firm based in Ft. Lauderdale with more than 120 attorneys in 14 Florida offices and international and affiliated offices in New York, Czech Republic, Germany, China, France and Israel. In addition to Community Association Law, the firm counsels clients in legal issues relating to Disaster Recovery, Real Estate, Construction, International Business & Trade, Government Relations, Civil and Commercial Litigation and many other areas of law. For more information, visit: http://www.becker-poliakoff.com/.