Jan. 8, 2015

Tripp Scott Names Three New Directors

Aungst, who joined Tripp Scott in 2014, focuses his practice on bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Prior to joining Tripp Scott, he was a trial attorney for Berger Singerman, LLP where he worked with businesses, trustees and individuals involving commercial and bankruptcy litigation. Aungst has been a recipient of Daily Business Review’s “Rising Stars” and “Top 40 Under 40.” He has also been named as one “Florida’s Super Lawyers” and was the recipient of the “Most Effective Lawyer Award in Bankruptcy.” Aungst holds a law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.

Foster, who joined the firm in 2014, has substantial experience in a broad range of bankruptcy litigation matters, including, the defense and prosecution of fraudulent transfer claims, preference claims, non-dischargeability actions, turnover actions, and other complex bankruptcy litigation matters. Foster also regularly represents clients in general business litigation matters involving non-compete agreements, guarantor liability, directors and officers liability, breaches of contract, professional liability, landlord-tenant and real property disputes, RICO and unfair trade practice claims, and business torts. As a subset of his commercial litigation practice, Foster represents businesses and individuals in insurance coverage disputes, including claims regarding breach of contract, bad faith and declaratory relief.  Foster holds a law degree from Emory University, he received a B.B.A from University of Miami.

Lis, has been with Tripp Scott since 2009 and focuses his practice in the areas of business and real estate transactions, entrepreneurial business services, and providing general counsel to businesses of all sizes in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.  Lis aids entrepreneurs and established businesses alike in the structuring and successful completion of asset and stock purchases/sales, real estate purchases/sales, lending/borrowing, business formation, contract negotiation and drafting, leasing, litigation management, and general legal compliance. Lis holds a law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. For his undergraduate studies, Lis attended the University of Florida Warrington College of Business where he received a Business Finance degree.

About Tripp Scott

Since its inception in 1969, Tripp Scott has served the legal needs of established and growing businesses, as well as individual clients and their families. The multi-disciplinary firm represents a diverse mix of publicly traded corporations and privately held companies with operations in Florida and around the country. Tripp Scott provides legal and business counsel to clients in the areas of corporate, litigation, intellectual property, land use, finance and tax, healthcare, real estate, bankruptcy, environmental and entrepreneurial business.  For additional information, call (954) 525-7500 or visit the firm’s Web site at www.trippscott.com.    



Evening of Wine & Cheese

A private reception
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Timpano’s Italian Chophouse 

Ignorance Is Not Bliss: Demystifying Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy Cases

An executory contract can create havoc for the unsuspecting counterparty. 

Most businesses are (reluctantly) required to deal with customers, suppliers and counterparties to agreements that enter bankruptcy proceedings, yet there is a great lack of knowledge as to how the concept of an executory contract can create havoc for the unsuspecting creditor/counterparty. Recent litigation in Delaware involving the sporting goods retailer Eastern Outfitters LLC (Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob’s Stores) points to some of the issues.


Lawyer Up: As Retail Bankruptcies Increase, Creditors Must Be Vigilant

Virtually no attention has been paid to what will soon be a big problem

While much has been written about the future of brick-and-mortar retailing as a result of the large number of retail bankruptcies during 2016 and even during the first weeks of 2017, virtually no attention has been paid to what will be a significant problem for creditors of those retailers that have sought bankruptcy court protection—even if some of the retail locations remain open.

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