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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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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Bankruptcy May Not Solve Your Clients' Problems

With the increase and proliferation of Native American and other casinos, as well as the advent of internet sports gambling, many of those suffering substantial losses are turning to a bankruptcy filing in order to obtain a “fresh start” by filing a Chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcy proceeding. Unfortunately, for those individuals who fail to meet the strict standards relating to obtaining a discharge in bankruptcy, a foray into a bankruptcy proceeding may turn out to be a journey in quicksand.

Competition for Legal Talent Drives Nail into Coffin of Five-Day, In-Office Work Week

Tripp Scott director and chief operating officer Paul Lopez initially asked his attorneys and staff to return to the office full time in July. Then, the delta variant hit, and the 48-lawyer law firm readopted its hybrid working model.

Nowadays, as Lopez plans for the future of Tripp Scott’s in-office working policies, he weighs aggressive competition from rival firms in his decision of whether to eventually ask everyone to return for a five-day, in-office work week.

“We have been successful in retaining employees and paralegals and associates, even though we know recruiters out there are trying to recruit them, because they know they have flexibility,” Lopez said in an interview. “I think that if we went back to five days (in-office) per week, that could have consequences for us because of how actively our competitors are trying to solicit employees with promises that they could work remotely. We’re trying to listen to the marketplace.”

Henny L. Shomar Joins Broward Public Library Foundation’s Board of Directors

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., October 21, 2021, Tripp Scott today announced that Henny L. Shomar, a director with the firm’s family law and commercial litigation practices, was appointed to the Broward Public Library Foundation’s Board of Directors. The board members serve as active ambassadors for the Library Foundation and are involved in its mission through board meeting attendance, committee work, support and attendance.

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