How Unintended Consequences of a Federal Law Can Put Attorneys at Risk

Florida Business Review (Online) July 17, 2017 Monday A federal law designed to protect consumers is doing the opposite for creditors rights attorneys – stripping them of defenses and heightening their exposure to legal malpractice suits. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act aims to combat unfair, abusive and deceptive debt collection practices. But a series […]

Homeowners in Legal War Allege Retaliation by Condo Board

They say lawsuits, harassment, car towings follow their complaints MARGATE, Fla. – The Applegreen condos in Margate are a lot like other complexes, seemingly rundown with crumbling door frames, holes in the walls, cracks in the ceilings, lousy laundry machines and a lot of residents wondering what they are getting in return for their monthly […]

Community Association Work Generates Jobs for Law Firms

Becker & Poliakoff and Katzman Garfinkel & Berger, law firms that specialize in community associations, are bulking up with new personnel and facilities to handle the effects of the recession. Becker & Poliakoff recently leased office space in Miramar for a “collections and foreclosure center.” The firm hired 27 people, mostly paralegals and assistants, to […]

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