Jul. 6, 2022

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. 

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May. 3, 2022

Tripp Scott’s Paul May Elected Secretary for the Broward County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section Board of Directors

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., April. 27, 2022 Tripp Scott today announced that Paul May, an associate with the firm, was named Secretary for the Broward County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section Board of Directors.

 

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Mar. 9, 2022

Tripp Scott’s Thomas Sternberg Receives Appointment with South Florida PBS

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., March 3, 2022 

Tripp Scott today announced that Thomas Sternberg, an associate with the firm, was appointed to the community advisory board for South Florida PBS.

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Mar. 1, 2022

Tripp Scott Attorneys Represent Powersports Plus for Major Sale of Outdoor Network Group to OXE Marine AB

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., February 23, 2022 – Tripp Scott today announced that its team, Marianna Seiler, director, Tanya Bower, director, and Lisa MacClugage, attorney, successfully represented Powersports Plus in the sale of Outdoor Network Group's US distribution and manufacturing businesses – Diesel Outboards and Outdoor Network Manufacturing – to Swedish public company, OXE Marine AB, with closing effective February 16, 2022, right before the Miami International Boat Show.

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Mar. 1, 2022

Charter School Funding In Jeopardy?

By Edward Pozzuoli

Tripp Scott CEO Ed Pozzuoli weighs in with Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends.

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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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