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Becker & Poliakoff

August 04, 2009 09:30 ET

Florida Bar Grants Construction Law Board-Certification to Three Additional Becker & Poliakoff Attorneys

Attorneys Kenn Goff, Perry Adair and Aaron Pruss Receive Florida Bar's Highest Level of Recognition for Legal Expertise in Construction Law

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - August 4, 2009) - Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., a diversified commercial law firm with more than 130 attorneys in 13 Florida offices, New York City, New Jersey, Nassau, Bahamas, Prague and affiliated international offices, today announced that the Florida Bar has awarded certification in the area of construction law to three additional firm attorneys. With a total now of 11 board-certified construction attorneys, Becker & Poliakoff is considered pre-eminent in this highly specialized area of law.

Firm attorneys who are the latest to be recognized for their special knowledge, skills and proficiency in construction law in the state of Florida are:

--  Perry M. Adair/Coral Gables - Mr. Adair is the managing shareholder of
    the firm's Miami office. He is engaged in a diverse civil litigation
    practice including Construction, Land Use & Zoning, and Telecommunications
    for developers, financial institutions, wireless providers and a variety of
    other corporate clients.
    
--  Kenn W. Goff/Ft. Lauderdale - Mr. Goff is an experienced litigation
    attorney who has handled a broad range of legal disputes at both the trial
    and appellate level in state and federal court. Mr. Goff concentrates his
    practice in the areas of Construction, Commercial, and Insurance Coverage
    litigation. With a degree in mechanical engineering, he provides clients
    with a unique technical perspective on their legal issues.
    
--  Aaron Pruss/Ft. Myers - Mr. Pruss is a litigation attorney
    with extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of Construction Law
    and Insurance Coverage disputes and liability issues. Mr. Pruss has focused
    his practice on litigating complex civil and commercial disputes on behalf
    of corporate clients in State and Federal Courts in Florida and Michigan.
    

"Board certification is achieved by highly dedicated attorneys with years of practice and a commitment to continuing to pursue education in their field of specialization," said Alan Becker, managing shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff. "We're proud that no other firm in the state has more attorneys in construction practice who have earned this prestigious level of recognition."

The construction law practice is chaired by Steven Lesser and vice-chaired by Lee Weintraub. Both attorneys work from the firm's Fort Lauderdale office and were board-certified in construction law by the Florida Bar in 2005.

The firm's other board-certified construction lawyers include: Bill Cea (West Palm Beach), Neil Levinson (Ft. Lauderdale), Herb Brock, Tom Code and Sanjay Kurian (all of Ft. Myers), and Belinda Bacon (Miami), a professional engineer and one of only a few women to receive certification.

The Becker & Poliakoff Construction Law Group represents owners, developers, contractors, sureties, individuals and others in transactions and disputes ranging from single and multi-family dwellings to commercial buildings, planned unit developments, retail, industrial and governmental projects.

Board certification is the Florida Bar's highest level of recognition of an attorney's competence and experience in one or more of the 22 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Only attorneys who have earned the Florida Bar's "board-certification" distinction are allowed to describe themselves as legal specialists or experts in a specific field of practice.

More information on Florida Bar standards and attorney certifications can be found online at The Florida Bar Association Web site at www.floridabar.org/certification or by contacting The Florida Bar's Legal Specialization & Education Department at (850) 561-5842.

About Becker & Poliakoff P.A.

Becker & Poliakoff is a diverse commercial law firm with more than 130 attorneys in 13 Florida offices, New York City, New Jersey, Nassau, Bahamas, Prague 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, Customs & International Trade, Commercial Litigation, Corporate, Tax & Securities, and Government Law & Lobbying. For more information, visit: www.becker-poliakoff.com.

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