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Keith F. Backer, Partner

Keith F. Backer is the managing partner of Backer Aboud Poliakoff & Foelster, LLP. He has provided legal services to hundreds of community association clients in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties over the last three decades.

Mr. Backer, formerly a partner in the largest community association law firm in Florida, created Backer Law Firm in 1995 to focus his practice on providing legal counsel to those community associations who prefer the sort of personalized service and continuity of counsel that larger law firms are often unable to provide. In 2015, Backer Aboud Poliakoff & Foelster was founded adding the expertise of three other seasoned community association lawyers as partners to the firm. The firm represents communities throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, including some of the largest communities in the region.

Areas of Practice

Condominium Associations, Homeowner’s Associations, Master Associations, Country Clubs, Related Areas of Law and Regulation, Collections, Foreclosures, Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida – 1984
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States Supreme Court


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, J.D. 1984
  • American University, Washington, D.C., B.A. 1981
  • London School of Economics & Political Science, London, England, 1979, Non Degree Program

Published Works

  • BACKER REPORT, a periodic newsletter addressing legal trends and matters of interest to community association directors and property managers.
  • Florida Admissibility of Evidence, Harrison & Co. 1989, a book designed to aid trial lawyers, Contributing Editor
  • The Florida Bar Practice Manual on Community Association Law designed to aid other practitioners address legal issues unique to Florida community associations, Contributor


  • Instructor to community association managers at programs sponsored by Community Association Institute and approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to provide continuing education for community association managers.
  • Lectures and conducts forums for members of the general public on issues concerning community association law at programs sponsored by the Palm Beach County Bar Association.

Backer Aboud Poliakoff & Foelster assists clients throughout St. Lucie, Palm Beach County, Broward County and Miami-Dade County.