Alan Becker, co-founder of the Becker & Poliakoff law firm that blazed the trail in the 1970s and 1980s on a revolutionary area of Florida law governing condominium ownership, died Saturday July 4 2020 at his home in Southwest Ranches after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 74.
Becker is a founding shareholder of the firm. He previously served as Managing Shareholder.
Alan continues to play an active role in the firm, working closely with the litigation, government law and lobbying, construction and international practice areas. 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.
Alan 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 of the Czech Republic (1992- 2016).
Becker is survived by his mother, Lorraine Becker, his wife, Debra Jean Becker, daughters Marni (and son-in-law Roie) and Ilana, and grandchildren Adam and Sabrina.
University of Miami, J.D.
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, B.A.