Nov. 30, 2017

Tripp Scott Law Firm Expanding

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., November 30, 2017-- Tripp Scott today announced that it will be joined by May Meacham Davell PA, a well-established firm that focuses on business, banking, construction, real estate and charter schools.  The move will add six attorneys plus staff to Tripp Scott’s Fort Lauderdale office.

MMDPA has been a part of the South Florida community for more than 25 years.  With the addition of the MMDPA team to the Tripp Scott family, Tripp Scott will now provide additional services for clients of both firms and expand Tripp Scott’s practice areas to include construction law. The addition will be effective on December 1, 2017.

We invite you to meet two of our new partners by viewing the short videos here: 

Rob Meacham: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6oVnu0Aebc&feature=youtu.be

Bill Davell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDT4wZbxQGw&feature=youtu.be

Read the full story in the DBR here: https://bit.ly/2AAMkXN

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Manooch T. Azizi Appointed Legal Counsel to Hispanic Unity of Florida’s Board of Directors

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 1, 2022 – Tripp Scott, P.A. is proud to announce that Manooch T. Azizi, an attorney with the firm, has been appointed legal counsel to Hispanic Unity of  Florida's (HUF) Board of Directors.

For more than 20 years, Tripp Scott attorneys have been the pro bono legal counsel for Hispanic Unity of Florida, Inc., beginning with the firm's COO Paul Lopez. Manooch T. Azizi joins Charles M. Tatelbaum, Director for Tripp Scott, who is a past Board Chair of HUF and currently an emeritus member of the HUF Board and serves on the Board’s finance committee. 

Remember ‘It’s the economy, stupid’? Well, guess what? It still is

As Published in the Miami Herald

Political enthusiasts will recall the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign’s watchword: “It’s the economy, stupid!”

Households across the country are concerned with inflation. Consumer prices are at a four-decade high, led by gasoline, which has doubled in price since January 2021. Investment portfolios are slashed in half. Meat, poultry, fish, and egg prices are up by more than 14% year over year. Producer price indexes indicate that we can expect further trouble ahead.

A Mortgage Statement May be Deemed a Communication Under the FDCPA and FCCPA

A SPECIAL REPORT by Tripp Scott's Chuck Tatelbaum and Corey Cohen

In a question of first impression in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit (which has jurisdiction over Florida, Georgia, and Alabama), the court was presented with the question of whether monthly mortgage statements were communications in connection with the collection of a debt under the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA). In classic lawyer language, the answer is “it depends.” Although this seemingly equivocal response may leave lenders and their professionals to speculate as to a particular result, in this instance, the court determined that it may be subject to both statutes because the monthly mortgage statement stated it was an attempt to collect a debt, asked for payment, and threatened a late fee if not paid timely. Since many mortgage and other loan statements have all or part of this verbiage as standard “boilerplate” language, the decision needs to be a wake-up call for lenders and their attorneys.

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