Aug. 5, 2019

What hurt Detroit? (Hint: It wasn't hard work or capital)

By Edward Pozzuoli

(An op-ed in Fox Business)

It’s said that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality.

So it is both fitting and appropriate that the next round of presidential debates is taking place in Detroit, which has been assaulted with the real-world consequences of two generations of liberal Democratic rhetoric and misrule.

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Jul. 23, 2019

Memo to Democrats: Freedom and Education are Inextricably linked

By Edward Pozzuoli

(An op-ed featured in the Miami Herald)

The Democrats’ two nights of debate blather in Miami were astoundingly lean on two essential subjects — freedom and education. And the debates were especially lean given how the very state where they gathered is proving that freedom and education can work together to cost-effectively deliver real results – including in Miami-Dade County.

 

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Jul. 18, 2019

COMMERCIAL LENDERS AND TRADE CREDITORS OF THE COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY – A NEW COURT RULING THAT ALTERS THE RIGHTS TO RETAINAGES.

When a construction contractor defaults on a loan with its lender, and, at the same time, a surety bond issuer is required to pay on a claim for the construction project, there has been some legal uncertainty as to the entitlement to any retainages at the conclusion of the construction project when the general contractor has entered a bankruptcy proceeding. A bankruptcy judge has issued a very detailed legal opinion on the topic of priorities as to retainage which will likely be widely followed by bankruptcy courts throughout the country which is important and significant for all lenders, trade creditors and suppliers of those in the commercial construction industry and issuers of surety bonds. 

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Jul. 9, 2019

Tripp Scott’s Paul Lopez Reappointed to Florida’s Judicial Nominating Commission

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 9, 2019 – Tripp Scott today announced that Paul Lopez, COO of Tripp Scott and chair of the firm’s litigation practice, was reappointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to the Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC). In his prior service on this JNC, Lopez has served as the chair and the vice-chair.  Gov. DeSantis is the fourth governor to appoint Lopez to this JNC, and Lopez was recommended by the Florida Bar to this post.  Upon completion of this term in 2023, Lopez will have served for over 20 years on the Judicial Nominating Commission.

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Jun. 26, 2019

Tripp Scott’s Richard Petrovich Appointed to Hollywood’s GO Bond Oversight Committee

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 26, 2019 - Tripp Scott today announced that The City of Hollywood Commission has recently appointed Richard Petrovich, a director with the firm, to the City of Hollywood General Obligation Bond Oversight Advisory Committee.

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What hurt Detroit? (Hint: It wasn't hard work or capital)

(An op-ed in Fox Business)

It’s said that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality.

So it is both fitting and appropriate that the next round of presidential debates is taking place in Detroit, which has been assaulted with the real-world consequences of two generations of liberal Democratic rhetoric and misrule.

Memo to Democrats: Freedom and Education are Inextricably linked

(An op-ed featured in the Miami Herald)

The Democrats’ two nights of debate blather in Miami were astoundingly lean on two essential subjects — freedom and education. And the debates were especially lean given how the very state where they gathered is proving that freedom and education can work together to cost-effectively deliver real results – including in Miami-Dade County.

 

COMMERCIAL LENDERS AND TRADE CREDITORS OF THE COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY – A NEW COURT RULING THAT ALTERS THE RIGHTS TO RETAINAGES.

When a construction contractor defaults on a loan with its lender, and, at the same time, a surety bond issuer is required to pay on a claim for the construction project, there has been some legal uncertainty as to the entitlement to any retainages at the conclusion of the construction project when the general contractor has entered a bankruptcy proceeding. A bankruptcy judge has issued a very detailed legal opinion on the topic of priorities as to retainage which will likely be widely followed by bankruptcy courts throughout the country which is important and significant for all lenders, trade creditors and suppliers of those in the commercial construction industry and issuers of surety bonds. 

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