Alan Becker is a founding shareholder of the Law Firm of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. He previously served as the Firm's Managing Shareholder. In that capacity, Mr. Becker directed the firm's management, operations, business development, recruitment and strategic planning. He continues to play an active role in the firm including working closely with the firm's litigation, government law and lobbying, construction and international practice areas. Mr. Becker is a member of the Bar of the Czech Republic —the first practicing attorney in Florida to be licensed there.
He began his legal career in the Office of the Attorney General and as an Assistant Public Defender (1969–1972). From 1972–1978, Mr. Becker was a State Representative in the Florida Legislature. As a member of the Legislature and the Florida Law Revision Council (1975–1976), he was the principal author and/or sponsor of much of Florida's housing legislation, including the Condominium Act, as well as the Florida Corporation Act, Mechanic's Lien Act, Evidence Code and more.
Florida Trend magazine has recognized Mr. Becker as a member of the "Legal Elite" every year since inception. As such, he is a member of the Legal Elite Hall of Fame. This designation was based upon a poll of Florida attorneys, who selected peers in the top 2% of their respective practice areas. He was also recognized by South Florida CEO Magazine as a member of South Florida's “Power Elite” and by the South Florida Business Journal in 2012 as one of 100 Power Leaders. In addition, he was selected by his peers to be included in the Best Lawyers in America© from 2005 - 2016. He was named by CAMACOL, the Latin Chamber of Commerce, as "Professional of the Year" and was awarded the Global Achievement Award by the Florida Council of International Development. Mr. Becker was also rated "excellent" by AVVO Ratings, an online lawyer listing that rates and profiles attorneys. The rating is based on a mathematical model that considers the information in a lawyer's profile, including years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition. Mr. Becker was named Florida Business Magazine as one of "Florida's Legal Elite" in Business Law for 2016
Activities & Memberships
Mr. Becker is a member the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He served as Vice-Chair (2015-2017) working collaboratively with Governor Rick Scott (the Chair). Enterprise Florida is the official economic development organization for the State of Florida. In 2012, he was awarded the Governor’s Business Ambassador Medallion by Governor Rick Scott for his contributions to economic development in Florida.
He also previously served as the Chair of the Beacon Council (2011-12), Miami Dade County’s economic development agency and remains a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Becker was the Honorary Consul for the Czech Republic for Florida (1992-2015). As such, he was a member of Florida’s diplomatic corps. He was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Miami and teaches Leadership at Keiser University.
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