Apr. 1, 2021

Legal Creativity Helps Overcome Business Obstacles

As Published in Florida Trend

Earlier this year, a client was scheduled to close on a commercial condominium they were selling. Certain documents had been sent to recording in order to allow the closing to take place; the buyer insisted that they could be viewed on the public records before he would close. Time was tight and events were not in our client’s favor. The coronavirus had reduced the recording office's staff, making it impossible to know when the documents would be viewable online.

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Feb. 18, 2021

Shareholders clauses strengthen business, avoid litigation

As Published in Florida Trend

Partners often go into business together with the best of plans. But what happens when those plans go awry? Ideas for the business’s future may stray in different directions, partners may accuse each other of self-dealing, or one may give a spouse or family member an ownership stake — and a say in the business’s future. 50/50 disputes, selling or bequeathing of shares or ownership, minority ownership rights, and other such issues are not wholly unpredictable. Yet just like credit and debt, tax liabilities, or competition and market forces, shareholder disputes can have a material impact on the business.

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Feb. 10, 2021

Can You Count On Your Employer to Help You Get the Covid-19 Vaccine?

Employers may offer transportation or other incentives, but getting actual shots to workers remains unlikely—for now

With the Covid-19 vaccine slowly rolling out, many workers are wondering whether they can count on their employer to help them get shots.

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Jan. 14, 2021

South Florida Legal Guide Names Tripp Scott and 7 of its Attorneys to Top Lawyer and Law Firm Listing

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 8, 2021 – Tripp Scott today announced that Paul Lopez, COO of Tripp Scott, Norman Tripp, chairman emeritus of Tripp Scott, and Wilson Atkinson, Edward Curtis, and Dan Taylor, directors with the law firm, have made the “Top Lawyers” list in the 2020 edition of South Florida Legal Guide. In addition, Jeffrey Fauer and Ian Lis, directors with the firm, were named “Top Up and Comers”, and Tripp Scott was recognized as a “Top Law Firm” for its commitment to excellence in the legal field.

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Dec. 22, 2020

In the age of COVID, give parents ‘school choice’ on best way to educate their children

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Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida’s Department of Education rightly have continued to urge, and require, all public schools to provide the choice of live in-person instruction for all students. Plenty of attention has been paid — correctly — to the public-health issues involved in opening public schools safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, but one aspect has been mostly overlooked: The question of keeping schools open, like other matters of educational opportunity, is also a civil-rights issue.

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Tripp Scott Tax Team Raises Flag On Proposed Tax Law Changes

The United States House Ways and Means Committee recently released a proposed legislative bill that would make substantial changes to current tax law that will significantly affect corporations, partnerships, and high-income individuals. The newly proposed tax legislation is part of the larger budget reconciliation bill that is actively being considered by Congress. If the bill is passed, two key changes to current tax law would become effective retroactively to September 13, 2021, with the vast remainder of changes becoming effective as of January 1, 2022, or upon passage of the bill.

Tripp Scott's Ed Pozzuoli Named one of Florida Trend’s Florida 500

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., October 13, 2021 – Tripp Scott today announced that Ed Pozzuoli, CEO of Tripp Scott, was named one of Florida Trend’s Florida 500.

An Unconditional and Irrevocable Personal Guaranty Not Always the Case When a Bankruptcy Court Is Involved

On Aug. 19, the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin issued a decision that serves as a warning and a reminder for business and individuals alike who obtain personal guarantees as part of their business dealings. Indeed, an unconditional, absolute and irrevocable personal guaranty may not be so after all.

 

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