Apr. 25, 2022

Tripp Scott Named Law Firm of the Year by Legal Aid Service of Broward County

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 22, 2022 – Tripp Scott today announced it was named Law Firm of the Year by Legal Aid Service of Broward County. The Law Firm of the Year Award is presented annually to a firm that has shown overall commitment to the work and clients served. This year, the Law Firm of the Year Award honors Tripp Scott because it has supported LAS and CCLA in a number of ways, and on various different levels. Tripp Scott has a history and culture of demonstrating a commitment to justice at every level and to serving its community. The firm encourages and supports its staff in taking on leadership roles and volunteer opportunities with community organizations.

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Sep. 7, 2021

Tripp Scott Mourns The Loss Of Founding Partner Norman Tripp

LAUDERDALE, Fla. September 3, 2021 - Tripp Scott Law Firm joins the Broward community in mourning the death of philanthropist and lawyer Norman Tripp, founding partner and chairman emeritus of Tripp Scott.

 

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Aug. 23, 2021

Tripp Scott’s Jeff Fauer Named Chair of Leadership Broward Board of Directors

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., August 23, 2021 – Tripp Scott today announced that Jeff Fauer, a director with the law firm, has been named chair of the Leadership Broward Board of Directors for 2021-2022.  Fauer is a Leadership Broward Class XXXIII graduate and has served in different board leadership positions previously, including general counsel and chair-elect.

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Jun. 10, 2021

Join Tripp Scott’s Paul Lopez for the Seminar Group's Labor & Employment Conference August 3 and 4

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 1, 2021 – Tripp Scott today announced that Paul Lopez, COO of Tripp Scott and chair of the firm’s litigation practice, will be speaking at the Seminar Group's Labor & Employment Conference on August 3 and 4 in Miami. Lopez will discuss Florida's non-compete statute and the do's and don'ts in drafting and enforcing non-compete agreements under Section 542.335, Florida Statutes. Attendees can join the seminar virtually. Please find more information about the seminar below.

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Oct. 8, 2020

Tripp Scott Named to Sun-Sentinel Best Places to Work

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 30, 2020 – Tripp Scott today announced that Tripp Scott Law Firm has been named a South Florida Top Workplace by the Sun-Sentinel.

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Manooch T. Azizi Appointed Legal Counsel to Hispanic Unity of Florida’s Board of Directors

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 1, 2022 – Tripp Scott, P.A. is proud to announce that Manooch T. Azizi, an attorney with the firm, has been appointed legal counsel to Hispanic Unity of  Florida's (HUF) Board of Directors.

For more than 20 years, Tripp Scott attorneys have been the pro bono legal counsel for Hispanic Unity of Florida, Inc., beginning with the firm's COO Paul Lopez. Manooch T. Azizi joins Charles M. Tatelbaum, Director for Tripp Scott, who is a past Board Chair of HUF and currently an emeritus member of the HUF Board and serves on the Board’s finance committee. 

Remember ‘It’s the economy, stupid’? Well, guess what? It still is

As Published in the Miami Herald

Political enthusiasts will recall the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign’s watchword: “It’s the economy, stupid!”

Households across the country are concerned with inflation. Consumer prices are at a four-decade high, led by gasoline, which has doubled in price since January 2021. Investment portfolios are slashed in half. Meat, poultry, fish, and egg prices are up by more than 14% year over year. Producer price indexes indicate that we can expect further trouble ahead.

A Mortgage Statement May be Deemed a Communication Under the FDCPA and FCCPA

A SPECIAL REPORT by Tripp Scott's Chuck Tatelbaum and Corey Cohen

In a question of first impression in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit (which has jurisdiction over Florida, Georgia, and Alabama), the court was presented with the question of whether monthly mortgage statements were communications in connection with the collection of a debt under the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA). In classic lawyer language, the answer is “it depends.” Although this seemingly equivocal response may leave lenders and their professionals to speculate as to a particular result, in this instance, the court determined that it may be subject to both statutes because the monthly mortgage statement stated it was an attempt to collect a debt, asked for payment, and threatened a late fee if not paid timely. Since many mortgage and other loan statements have all or part of this verbiage as standard “boilerplate” language, the decision needs to be a wake-up call for lenders and their attorneys.

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