Mar. 28, 2020

THE LANDMARK STIMULUS BILL: HELPING YOU NAVIGATE THE COMPLEXITIES

Our team at Tripp Scott stands ready to help navigate the provisions of this far-reaching, nearly 900-page bill and determine how you and/or your organization may be affected or benefit.

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Feb. 6, 2020

Stinking, shrinking California vs. fantastic, flourishing Florida — A tale of two states

The sun shines in both states but it shines its light on two very different realities

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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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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.  

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.

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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