FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - Dec 27, 2012) - Becker & Poliakoff, a multi-practice business law firm with more than 155 attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals in 18 domestic and international offices, has appointed Allen M. Levine, a shareholder in the firm's Ft. Lauderdale office, to chair the Business Litigation Practice Group. The announcement was made by Gary Rosen, former head of the practice group, who was named the firm's managing shareholder in 2012.

Together with the appointment of Mr. Levine, partners Michael R. Whitt and Mitchell W. Mandler, who are based in the Ft. Myers and Miami offices, respectively, were named Vice Chairs of the group.

"I am extremely proud to appoint the new leadership team for one of the firm's largest and most respected practices," said Gary Rosen. "Allen Levine has made an enormous contribution to the group with his talent, experience and dedication. I know that the growth and diversification of this practice area will continue with his leadership."

Becker & Poliakoff's Business Litigation Practice Group has handled a broad range of complex business litigation matters for clients including governmental entities, publicly-traded corporations, and companies in a wide range of sectors, including banking & financial services, insurance, construction, real estate, healthcare, transportation & logistics, gaming and hospitality.

Many Becker & Poliakoff litigators are Board Certified by the Florida Bar and recognized experts in their fields including Business Litigation, Civil Trial, Appellate, and Construction.

Mr. Levine, who will now head the team, has practiced in Florida since 1981 and has extensive trial and appellate experience. He focuses his practice on real estate and business disputes and is "AV Preeminent" 5.0 out of 5 rated (the highest level attainable) by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Mandler, vice chairman, is the recipient of Board Certification in Business Litigation from the Florida Bar and also rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell. He has broad experience in business disputes primarily representing banks in loan workouts, commercial foreclosures and lender liability issues. 

Vice-chairman Whitt has been practicing in Florida since 1987. He has tried cases throughout Florida in eminent domain and other complex litigation. He serves on the Eminent Domain Committee for The Florida Bar and is a member of the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar.

About Becker & Poliakoff

Becker & Poliakoff is a multi-practice, business-focused law firm with more than 155 attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals in 18 domestic and international offices. Celebrating its 40th year of serving clients, the firm has eight primary areas of practice: Real Estate, Construction Law & Litigation, Community Association, Customs & International Trade, Business Litigation, Corporate & Securities, Government Law & Lobbying, and Intellectual Property & Emerging Technologies. For more about the firm, visit: www.becker-poliakoff.com or www.becker-poliakoff.com/blogs.aspx to access forums on the latest ideas and opinions on legal matters hosted by Becker & Poliakoff attorneys.

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