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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Mar. 31, 2020

Restrictive Covenants: Protect What’s Yours When Employees Leave

Florida’s thriving economy has been good for companies and the workforce. With record low unemployment, however, your current employee is that much more valuable to your company, and your competition.

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Mar. 25, 2020

A COVID-19 Update from Tripp Scott's Ed Pozzuoli and Catalina Avalos

Ed Pozzuoli, CEO of Fort Lauderdale based law firm Tripp Scott, provides the latest updates on COVID-19, and asks Tripp Scott Director Catalina Avalos to discuss the ramifications of the President's 'Families First Coronavirus Response Act' - how it affects businesses and their employees, as well as what it means for Broward County.

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Feb. 26, 2020

New Eleventh Circ. Ruling Applies a New Test to the TCPA

The cases concerned unwanted and unsolicited telephone calls received by the plaintiffs in their respective cases. The ruling creates a new opportunity for massive litigation to be filed against those who telemarket.

An op-ed by Tripp Scott's Charles Tatelbaum and Thomas Sternberg

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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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