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Mr. Gary A. Poliakoff

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Adjunct Professor

Shepard Broad Law Center of Nova Southeastern University
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • B.S. , administration
    University of South Carolina
  • J.D. , The Customs and International Trade Law Blog
    University of Miami
  • J.D.
    College of Community Association
  • J.D. , The Florida Construction Law Authority
    University of Miami
  • B.S. , The Business & Technology Law Blog
    University of South Carolina
  • B.S. , The Business & Technonly Law Blog
    University of South Carolina
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Gary A. Poliakoff, Community Association Lawyer, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
www.becker-poliakoff.com, 28 June 2013 [cached]
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Mr. Poliakoff is a founding principal of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. He served as the Firm's Managing Shareholder for 35 years, from its inception in 1973 until March, 2008. He has devoted a significant part of his career to the practice of Community Association law and is considered one of the foremost authorities on the subject. Recognized internationally as an authority on common interest ownership housing, Mr. Poliakoff has been a consultant to State Legislatures and the White House in drafting common interest ownership housing legislation. He served as the American Bar Association's Advisor to the National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws in its efforts to revise the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act. In addition, at the invitation of the Minister of Economics of the Czech Republic, he addressed the Parliament of the Czech Republic on issues relating to the conversion of State housing to private ownership, and, at the invitation of the Russian Academy of Jurisprudence, has lectured in Moscow on common interest ownership issues, In 1990, Mr. Poliakoff served as a member of the State of Florida Condominium Study Commission and, in 1992 and 1993, as a member and chairman of the State of Florida Advisory Council on Condominiums. Twice he has testified before Committees of the United States Senate looking into potential areas of abuse in the sale, development and operation of condominiums, Mr. Poliakoff is the past chair of the H­ Group of the American Bar Association, which oversees the Common Interest Ownership Development Committee, the Sports Entertainment & Games Committee, the Hotel, Resorts & Tourism Committee, and the Timeshare & Interval Uses Committee. He served on the Presidential Advisory Board of the University of South Carolina. He also served as a member of the Board of Governors of the College of Community Association Lawyers and as a member of Scribes, an organization which recognizes excellence in legal writing. He is on the Board of Governors of the Shepard Broad Law Center of Nova Southeastern University where he is an Adjunct Professor, teaching Condominium Law and Practice. In 2008, Mr. Poliakoff was recognized as the outstanding Adjunct Professor of the Year for the teaching of Doctrinal Courses.
Mr. Poliakoff has also established himself as a Municipal Attorney. He assisted his own town of Southwest Ranches through their incorporation process and served for ten years as its Town Attorney, advising Council Members on day to day government operations including procurement issues, land use and zoning, Sunshine and other law affection elected officials duties intergovernmental agreements and the provision of municipal services. Upon his retirement in 2010 he was designated Town Attorney Emeritus.
In addition to practicing law, Mr. Poliakoff has gained national recognition as an authority on the development of disaster plans for common interest ownership housing communities, businesses and law firms. Mr. Poliakoff gained his experience working with condominiums and planned
developments impacted by Hurricanes Andrew and Opal, and enhanced that experience by his first-hand involvement in rebuilding following Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Jeanne, Katrina and Wilma. His article, "Disaster Planning and Recovery," is a primary guide for disaster planning. Mr. Poliakoff is a frequent speaker on the subject at law conferences, business forums and the National Windstorm Conference.
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16 Fall, 1991, Number 1; "The Role of the Association in Condominium Living," 55 Florida Bar Journal 111; "Condominiums - The Assessment Dilemma," 54 Florida Bar Journal 268; and "Conflicting Rights in Condominium Living," 53 Florida Bar Journal 756; Mr. Poliakoff also co­ authored "The Woodside Covenants," Florida Bar Journal, Vol. LXXVII, No. 5, May 2003 and "The Reinstatement of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions Extinguished by the Marketable Record Title Act," Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 79, No. 5, May 2005. He is co-author of Florida Condominium Law and Practice, The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, 2007, and author of a national treatise, The Law of Condominium Operations, West Group, 1988.
Mr. Poliakoff also writes a weekly Condominium Column which is published in several leading newspapers throughout Florida , including The Palm Beach Post, The Fort Pierce Tribune, The Daytona Beach News Journal, The Stuart News, The Port St. Lucie News, the Jupiter Courier and Florida Today, as well as other newspapers in the State.
Mr. Poliakoff's new book, co-authored with his son, Ryan Poliakoff, entitled "New Neighborhoods: The Consumer's Guide to Condominium, Co-op and HOA Living" was released in August 2009 by Emerald Book Co., a Division of Greenleaf Book Group LLC.
People
www.trade-law.com, 27 Jan 2015 [cached]
Gary A. Poliakoff, (1944-2014)
Past SCCA Programs Information
www.spacecoastcondo.com [cached]
Speaker: Gary Poliakoff, Esq., Founding Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.; teacher; and author.
Subject: "Arbitration Brain Teasers. Mr. Poliakoff looked at some very strange decisions entered by the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes.
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Speaker: Gary Poliakoff, Esq., Founding Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.
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Speaker: Gary Poliakoff, President, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.
Subject: Discussion of Mr. Poliakoff's book, "New Neighborhoods: The Consumer's Guide to Condominium, Co-op, and HOA Living" (co-authored with his son Ryan Poliakoff).
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Speaker: Gary Poliakoff, Esq., Founding Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. In addition to his practice of law, book authorship, and many other activities, Mr. Poliakoff writes a weekly column appearing in a number of Florida newspapers, including Florida Today, about common interest ownership residential property legal issues.
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Speaker: Gary Poliakoff, President, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.
Subject: Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act. Potential Nationwide Common Condominium and HOA Laws.
Council & Staff - Legal Advisors - Town of Southwest Ranches, Florida
www.southwestranches.org, 5 Oct 2012 [cached]
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Mr. Poliakoff was born and raised in South Carolina, with a short stint in between in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law. For over twenty-five years, he has been a resident of Sunshine Ranches, where he and his wife Sherri raised their sons, Ryan and Keith, along with horses, dogs, cats, newts, turtles and fish.
He is a founding shareholder of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., a Firm consisting of over 100 attorneys with offices throughout Florida and Prague, Czech Republic and Beijing, China.
Council & Staff - Legal Advisors - Town of Southwest Ranches, Florida
www.southwestranches.org, 28 June 2010 [cached]
Gary Poliakoff, J.D.,
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Mr. Poliakoff was born and raised in South Carolina, with a short stint in between in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law. For over twenty-five years, he has been a resident of Sunshine Ranches, where he and his wife Sherri raised their sons, Ryan and Keith, along with horses, dogs, cats, newts, turtles and fish.
He is a founding shareholder of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., a Firm consisting of over 100 attorneys with offices throughout Florida and Prague, Czech Republic and Beijing, China.
Mr. Poliakoff's focuses his law practice in the areas of community association law and municipal law. When he's not practicing law, he finds time to teach as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University and to author a weekly column for the Palm Beach Post, Fort Pierce Tribune, Daytona Beach News Journal, Florida Today, as well as other State newspapers. In addition, Mr. Poliakoff is the author of a National Treatise, The Law of Condominium Operations, West Group, 1988, and a co-author of Florida Condominium Law and Practice, The Florida Bar. He also develops commercial real estate.
In addition, Mr. Poliakoff served on the Presidential Advisory Board of the University of South Carolina, and on the Board of Governors of the Shepard Broad Law Center of Nova Southeastern University. He has testified before committees of the United States Senate, lectured in Moscow and Prague, and is a frequent speaker at housing seminars throughout the United States.
Florida Trend Magazine recognized M. Poliakoff in 2004, 2005, and 2006 among its "Legal Elite" in the area of Government Law. This designation was based upon a poll of Florida attorneys, who selected peers in the top 2% of their respective practice areas. Mr. Poliakoff was also selected as a "Florida Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics Magazine, and by Best Lawyers in America in the category of Municipal Law.
When not working, which is rare, Mr. Poliakoff can be found golfing, skiing, horseback riding, bicycling and hiking from his family's home in Aspen, or you can find him in-line skating along the Hollywood boardwalk. Perhaps, you will bump into him and his family engaged in the Poliakoff's passion - world travel. Together, the Poliakoffs have toured most of Europe, Asia, North and South America, as well as having spent three months in the French Polynesian Islands.
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