Jun. 6, 2019

Tripp Scott at 50: Still Thinking About Fort Lauderdale's Tomorrow

In 1969, the same year America landed on the moon and the Beatles recorded Abbey Road, Norman Tripp was encouraging lawyers from across the nation to join him in a sleepy beach town of 140,000. He hoped they would share his sense of the opportunity awaiting in South Florida and his vision for a new firm committed to grow with – and help grow – the community.

50 years later, Fort Lauderdale has mushroomed into an international center of commerce and tourism destination while remaining a most livable city — in part because Tripp Scott has lived out that promise to support its clients and the community in every way possible. But more than ever, the firm — now 48 lawyers strong — remains focused on the next 50 years and Fort Lauderdale's future.

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Jan. 29, 2019

The Change in LIBOR—Prepare Now as It Will Affect You and Your Business

The Change in LIBOR—Prepare Now as It Will Affect You and Your Business

The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), sometimes called “the world’s most important number,” is being completely phased out by 2021. Even with this much advance notice, every business and those professionals who advise businesses need to begin preparation now.

 

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Nov. 21, 2018

Policies, Training, Enforcement Help Avoid Workplace Discrimination Claims

Penalties and damage awards resulting from successful EEOC actions or workplace discrimination lawsuits can be burdensome to large employers; they can drive small companies out of business. Reduce company exposure by working with HR and your legal team to implement and enforce proper policies to achieve a workplace culture with zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind.

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Nov. 1, 2018

Navigating Through the Weeds of Fla.’s Marijuana Law in the Workplace

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Aug. 2, 2018

The Florida Supreme Court Expands Rights of Biological Parents

 An op-ed by Tripp Scott's Douglas Reynolds and Henny Shomar. As published in the DBR.

Connor Perkins knew he was the father. He was there when his girlfriend Treneka Simmonds gave birth to their child in February 2013. He took the child to doctor’s appointments, enrolled the child in daycare, voluntarily paid child support and was referred to as “daddy” by the child. Perkins claimed that he was not aware that the mother was in an intact marriage, which resulted in him being denied parental rights with the child by the Broward Circuit Court.

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What hurt Detroit? (Hint: It wasn't hard work or capital)

(An op-ed in Fox Business)

It’s said that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality.

So it is both fitting and appropriate that the next round of presidential debates is taking place in Detroit, which has been assaulted with the real-world consequences of two generations of liberal Democratic rhetoric and misrule.

Memo to Democrats: Freedom and Education are Inextricably linked

(An op-ed featured in the Miami Herald)

The Democrats’ two nights of debate blather in Miami were astoundingly lean on two essential subjects — freedom and education. And the debates were especially lean given how the very state where they gathered is proving that freedom and education can work together to cost-effectively deliver real results – including in Miami-Dade County.

 

COMMERCIAL LENDERS AND TRADE CREDITORS OF THE COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY – A NEW COURT RULING THAT ALTERS THE RIGHTS TO RETAINAGES.

When a construction contractor defaults on a loan with its lender, and, at the same time, a surety bond issuer is required to pay on a claim for the construction project, there has been some legal uncertainty as to the entitlement to any retainages at the conclusion of the construction project when the general contractor has entered a bankruptcy proceeding. A bankruptcy judge has issued a very detailed legal opinion on the topic of priorities as to retainage which will likely be widely followed by bankruptcy courts throughout the country which is important and significant for all lenders, trade creditors and suppliers of those in the commercial construction industry and issuers of surety bonds. 

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