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Two Florida Homeowners’ Law Firms Merge
Law firm mergers, both small and big continue happening across the legal landscape. While Cooley LLP recently announced absorbing Washington based Dow Lohnes, on the other side of the nation, two small Florida law firms announced their merger.
Altamonte Springs-based Taylor & Carls PA and Fort Lauderdale-based Becker & Poliakoff PA, both serving condo and homeowner associations, announced on Monday that they are merging effective Dec. 1. Taylor & Carls, P.A. has offices in Orlando, Tampa, and Palk Coast.
The 13 lawyers and 36 administrative staff of Taylor & Carls in Orlando would be relocating to the office of Becker & Poliakoff in the city. The Altamonte Springs office of Taylor & Carls will remain open as the Community Association Collections & Foreclosure operations center for the newly combined law firm.
According to the press release, Robert Taylor and Harry Carls, the founders of Taylor & Carls will serve as co-office managing shareholders for the new entity’s Orlando office and for all of Central and northeast Florida.
Gary Rosen, managing shareholder of Becker & Poliakoff said in a statement, “This is an outstanding opportunity to enhance our position in the important Central Florida market and it represents a springboard for growth into new markets, including northeast Florida.” Rosen also expressed his delight at the decision of Taylor & Carls to join Becker & Poliakoff and said, “Taylor & Carls is the pre-eminent condominium and homeowner association law firm in Central Florida. We are delighted that they have decided to join Becker & Poliakoff.”
Robert Taylor said, “The combined firm will be much more than the sum of its parts … We are excited to leverage the resources and collective knowledge and expertise that Becker & Poliakoff brings to the table to benefit of our clients.”