Jun. 23, 2020

The Supreme Court Speaks: What Employers Need to Know Moving Forward

As published in the Daily Business Review

The holding, authored by Republican-appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch, provides millions of additional employees with greater protections from discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

In a landmark ruling on June 15, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ+ employees from workplace discrimination. In a 6-3 ruling, the high court found that Title VII extends to claims of discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation and gender identity. The holding, authored by Republican-appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch, provides millions of additional employees with greater protections from discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

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Jun. 9, 2020

Are Municipalities Jeopardizing Their Municipal Bonds By Failing to Take Needed Action to Avoid a Crisis?

Based upon our professional experience, we fear that the failure of municipal entities, which includes cities, towns, counties, hospital districts, water districts, etc., to take immediate action in light of the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic will seriously jeopardize the ultimate payment of outstanding municipal bonds.

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May. 22, 2020

Educational Choice Saves the Day Amid Shutdowns — Especially for At-Risk Kids

To say that the coronavirus has up-ended school life in American is an understatement. Sudden school closures had school districts scrambling to implement remote learning, a tall order indeed, and some schools have done better than others.

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May. 20, 2020

The Legal Industry After Covid-19: What Has Changed and What May Change?

In light of the crisis the United States, and the world, face with COVID-19, those changes are now not simply increasing but may change the way many in the legal industry function permanently.

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May. 11, 2020

Are Recipients Of Stock Buybacks The Next Time Bomb For Bankruptcy Clawbacks?

The current financial crisis is reminiscent of the long-standing parlor game of musical chairs where, until the coronavirus hit, business leaders were dancing to the music without regard to the number of chairs available, and now that the music has stopped, there are no chairs.

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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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