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HTMLHow to Start Building A Valuable Brand for Your Community Association? Part II of Our Branding Series!
Donna DiMaggio Berger; Becker Poliakoff P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 3, 2014, previously published on August 17, 2014
My last blog discussed why you should start considering your community's brand and how you are viewed in the marketplace by potential purchasers, vendors and even your local government officials.

 

HTMLFive things a community association Board of Directors should never do!
Donna DiMaggio Berger; Becker Poliakoff P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 3, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014
I have represented association boards for more than two decades and served on my own HOA board at one time so understanding the mechanics of a volunteer board comes easy at this point. Part of that understanding, however, is also an acknowledgement that boards often want to undertake certain...

 

HTMLDeveloping Lawyers' "Soft Skills"—A Challenge for the New Era in Legal Services
Marni Becker-Avin; Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 10, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014
The economy is recovering. Law firm business is back (sort of). But the world has changed, and our industry along with it. Lawyers have to be better and do more to succeed in this evolving environment. Better legal skills? That was always a goal of professional development, and continues to be....

 

HTML10 Mistakes 8a Applicants Make And How To Avoid Them
Jeff P.H. Cazeau; Becker Poliakoff P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 17, 2014, previously published on March 5, 2014
Applying for 8a certification is not easy. If you follow only the rules found on the SBA’s website you are almost guaranteed to be denied. The following are some of the most common fatal mistakes we see on SBA applications we review:

 

HTMLTips On Obtaining DBE Certification When Your Business Partner Is Not Socially And Economically Disadvantaged
Jeff P.H. Cazeau; Becker Poliakoff P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2014, previously published on March 1, 2014
Over 90% of people who call us about being denied DBE certification have been denied because they are in business with someone who is not socially and economically disadvantaged. Most often the non-socially and economically disadvantage individual is a white male. In many cases that person is a...

 

HTMLDBE Certification Tips for Women Owned Businesses
Jeff P.H. Cazeau; Becker Poliakoff P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014
Over the last few years we have received scores of calls and have been retained by numerous women business owners attempting to certify their firms as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. Often these firms are either facing difficulties attempting to get certified or have been decertified for a...

 

HTMLThe Importance of Defense Being on the Scene Immediately After A Trucking Accident
Wayne M. Alder; Becker Poliakoff P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2013, previously published on November 14, 2013
The trucking business operates around the clock, 24-7, every day. An effective defense team for serious trucking matters must be available on the same schedule, and ready to be at the location of an accident at a moments notice. The benefit of a defense professional being present at the accident...