SOURCE: Becker & Poliakoff

October 16, 2008 13:59 ET

Becker & Poliakoff Receives "Law Firm of Year" Award From Latin Builders Association

Recognition for Integrity, Contributions to Local Construction Industry and Business Community Presented to Law Firm at "2008 LBA All Stars" Awards Ceremony

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - October 16, 2008) - Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., a diversified commercial law firm with more than 120 attorneys in 13 Florida offices, New York City and affiliated international offices, today announced its receipt of the prized "Law Firm of the Year" award from the Latin Builders Association.

Presented each year by the Miami-based Latin Builders Association (LBA), the annual award recognizes firms for their expertise and integrity in working with the business community and the construction industry in South Florida. Nominations are made by fellow LBA members who recognize the achievements of the best corporate and business law firms working within the association and the local construction industry.

The award was presented during the "The 2008 LBA Stars" 28th Annual Awards Banquet, held by the Latin Builders Association's on Saturday, October 11 at the Miami Airport Hilton. Receiving the "Law Firm of the Year" award on behalf of Becker & Poliakoff was attorney Carlos Gimenez, who is part of the firm's Government Law & Lobbying Group and is a member of the Board of the Latin Builders Association.

Also attending the ceremony on behalf of Becker & Poliakoff were Alan Becker, the firm's co-Founder and Managing Shareholder, Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, shareholder and lead attorney in the firm's Government Law and Lobbying practice in Miami-Dade County; and, Board Certified Construction Lawyer Belinda Bacon, a registered Florida Professional Engineer and attorney who practices exclusively in the firm's Construction Law and Litigation practice.

"Becker & Poliakoff is very pleased to have received this prestigious award from the Latin Builders Association," Alan Becker said. "With eight board certified construction lawyers and an experienced group of real estate and land use attorneys, Becker & Poliakoff prides itself on providing our extensive building industry knowledge to counsel our clients in the construction industry and local business community as we transition through these turbulent economic times."

"We are pleased to honor Becker & Poliakoff for its many heartfelt contributions to our community. They are an important part of the LBA and provide valuable leadership to the legal, business and civic communities," said Ovi Vento, president of the Latin Builders Association.

The 2008 award recipients were chosen from 43 categories and included Becker & Poliakoff as "Law Firm of the Year," Mercantile Bank as "Bank of the Year" and many others businesses and community leaders. In the nominating process this year, Becker & Poliakoff shared the "Law Firm" category with other leading South Florida law firms, including Broad & Cassel and Piedra & Associates.

"The 2008 LBA All Stars" awards ceremony was sponsored by Tamiami Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Mercantile Bank, FPL and Comcast, and was attended by some 500 members and guests of the Latin Builders Association, the South Florida construction industry and business community.

About Becker & Poliakoff

Becker & Poliakoff is a diverse commercial law firm with more than 120 attorneys in 13 Florida offices, New York City and affiliated international offices. Celebrating its thirty sixth (36th) year of serving clients, the firm has seven primary areas of practice: Real Estate, Construction, Community Association, International Trade & Customs, Commercial Litigation, Corporate, Tax & Securities, and Government Law & Lobbying. For more information, visit:

About the Latin Builders Association

The Latin Builders Association is an energetic, non-profit organization that encompasses a vast array of individuals and companies related to South Florida's vibrant construction industry. Since its establishment in 1971, Latin Builders Association has embodied the interests of builders, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, plumbers, electricians and tradesmen associated with the business of construction, striving to provide a vital forum for discussion, networking, training/development, and representation at the local and state level. For more information, visit:

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