Aug. 23, 2021

Tripp Scott’s Jeff Fauer Named Chair of Leadership Broward Board of Directors

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., August 23, 2021 – Tripp Scott today announced that Jeff Fauer, a director with the law firm, has been named chair of the Leadership Broward Board of Directors for 2021-2022.  Fauer is a Leadership Broward Class XXXIII graduate and has served in different board leadership positions previously, including general counsel and chair-elect.

The Leadership Broward Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, is Broward County's premier leadership development training organization with a 40-year history of helping emerging and established leaders to expand their leadership skills, enhance their knowledge of local and state issues and leverage their individual passions to initiate positive changes in the Broward County community.

Fauer focuses his practice in the areas of probate litigation, guardianship litigation, complex business litigation, and condominium litigation. An AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell®, Fauer has represented clients at all stages of litigation, from inception through trial and appeal.  He has successfully litigated a variety of cases including will contests, personal representative removal proceedings, trust disputes, contested guardianships, shareholder and partnership disputes, and general contract matters.  He has been recognized by Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters, as a “Rising Star” naming him as one of the top 2.5% of lawyers, by South Florida Legal Guide as a “Top Up and Comer,” and by Florida Trend Magazine as one of Florida's "Legal Elite."  In addition to his trial practice, Fauer has authored multiple appellate briefs and engaged in all forms of alternative dispute resolution.

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SPECIAL REPORT by Tripp Scott's Matthew Zifrony as published in the FLORIDA TREND

A current or prospective tenant is presented with a lease contract with
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As Published in the Daily Business Review

An Op-Ed featuring analysis from Tripp Scott's Chuck Tatelbaum and Corey Cohen

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SPECIAL REPORT featuring analysis from Tripp Scott's Paul O. Lopez and Brittany Hynes

As Published in the Daily Business Review

If an operating agreement is in place and not drafted correctly, the parties could inadvertently broaden this narrow exception under Florida law and create avenues for direct claims by and between one another which are not generally available to them under the Florida Revised Limited Liability Company Act (the Revised LLC Act).

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