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Becker & Poliakoff

October 25, 2010 12:24 ET

Becker & Poliakoff Attorney Steven B. Lesser Recognized as "Construction Lawyer of the Year" for South Florida

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - October 25, 2010) -  Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. today announced that shareholder Steven B. Lesser was named as the "Construction Lawyer of the Year" for 2011 by "Best Lawyers," the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The head of Becker & Poliakoff's Construction Law Practice, Mr. Lesser was one of only two attorneys statewide to receive the Lawyer of the Year designation in Construction Law and the only one in South Florida.

The current, 17th edition of "The Best Lawyers in America" (2011) is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. "Best Lawyers" compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The "Lawyers of the Year" have received particularly high ratings by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar, Mr. Lesser devotes his practice exclusively to construction law and litigation and has substantial experience representing owners, developers, contractors, design professionals, and government entities in a variety of construction cases. He is also a Florida Certified Circuit Civil Mediator and a certified arbitrator on construction issues for the American Arbitration Association. He is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level attainable.

"This prestigious recognition is a measure of the respect that Steve Lesser has earned within the legal profession and reflects his outstanding achievement in the practice of construction law," said Alan Becker, Managing Partner, Becker & Poliakoff.

Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers, stated, "We continue to believe -- as we have believed for more than 25 years -- that recognition by one's peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate Steven B. Lesser on being selected as the 'Miami Area Best Lawyers Construction Lawyer of the Year' for 2011."

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, "Best Lawyers" is designating "Lawyers of the Year" in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."

About Becker & Poliakoff P.A.

Becker & Poliakoff is a diverse commercial law firm with more than 125 attorneys in 13 Florida offices, New York City, New Jersey, Nassau (Bahamas), Prague and affiliated international offices. Celebrating its thirty-seventh (37th) year of serving clients, the firm has seven primary areas of practice: Real Estate, Construction, Community Association, Customs & International Trade, Business Litigation, Corporate & Securities, and Government Law & Lobbying. For more information, visit:

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