Apr. 21, 2020

DeSantis will lead with ‘common-sense’ approach to re-opening Florida economy

Gov. Ron DeSantis has come under fire for his restraint in exercising the government’s enormous power by not ordering an extreme Orwellian statewide lockdown in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Apr. 19, 2020

New Ruling Ratified a Far-Reaching Definition of 'Debt Collector' Under the FDCPA

On March 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a split decision that considered whether a business that purchased and profited from consumer debts but outsourced direct collection activities is characterized as a “debt collector” subject to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Joining the Third Circuit, the court held in McAdory v. M.N.S. & Associaties, that an entity that otherwise satisfies the “principal purpose” definition of debt collector pursuant to 15 U.S.C. Section 1692(a)(6) may not escape responsibility under the FDCPA simply by retaining a third party to carry out its debt collection activities.

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Apr. 9, 2020

Tripp Scott Team Assisting Clients During Times of Financial Distress and Uncertainty

In order to assist our clients and friends in dealing with legal issues which are arising from the financial distress and uncertainty resulting from multiple domestic and international causes, Tripp Scott has augmented and enlarged its team of experienced legal professionals to deal with issues arising as a result of being a creditor or an agreement counterparty where payment obligations may be uncertain in order to assist in proactive planning and implementation of procedures in order to minimize or eliminate actual or potential losses.  Tripp Scott's team has been divided into practice groups which will work in a collaborative effort in order to deal with the complex issues which are arising in the upcoming uncertain financial turmoil.

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Apr. 1, 2020

COVID-19 and Construction Contracts

The current pandemic is dramatically affecting every aspect of our lives, and the construction industry is no exception.  As of the writing of this summary, contractor clients are contacting our firm advising that jobs are being shut down and asking what their rights are.  Owner clients are asking what obligations they have to allow construction to continue.  

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Apr. 1, 2020

With COVID-19 and Force Majeure, Canceling Deals Is Not OK!

There are strong arguments that businesses should not be able to use a force majeure argument to throw away their contracts, write Tripp Scott attorneys Ian Lis and Eli Gordon.

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Sen. Marco Rubio Appoints Tripp Scott's Ed Pozzuoli to the Southern District Judicial Advisory Commission (JAC)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 30, 2021 – Tripp Scott today announced that Ed Pozzuoli, CEO of Tripp Scott, was appointed by Sen. Marco Rubio to the Southern District Judicial Advisory Commission (JAC) for the 117th Congress.


On Saturday, March 27, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the "COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act" which, among other things, extends provisions providing financially distressed consumers and small businesses an expeditious and economical procedure for bankruptcy relief.

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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