Jul. 18, 2019


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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Jun. 12, 2019

Tripp Scott Attorney Jennifer Rodriguez Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Estate Planning Council of Broward County

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 12, 2019 – Tripp Scott today announced that Jennifer M. Rodriguez, an associate with the firm, is has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Estate Planning Council of Broward County.  


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Nov. 28, 2018

Tripp Scott's Jeffrey Wood Wins Charter School Champions Award

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – (November 26, 2018) – Tripp Scott today announced that Jeffrey S. Wood, a director with the law firm, has been named the winner of a 2018 Florida Charter Schools Champions Award at the recent Florida Charter School Conference in Orlando.

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Tripp Scott's Paul Lopez Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., February 28, 2023 – Tripp Scott today announced that Paul Lopez has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.

The induction ceremony at which Lopez became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 525 during the recent Spring Meeting of the College in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Thanks to DeSantis, Florida is no California wasteland of wokeness

As Published in the Miami Herald

An op-ed by Tripp Scott's Ed Pozzuoli

The Golden State continues to generate explosive costs of living, including gas prices over a dollar more than the national average and electricity costs 33% above the nation’s norms.

Pictured: A homeless man moves his belongings from a street near Los Angeles City Hall, background, as crews prepared to clean the area. RICHARD VOGEL AP Photo


Why Should My Company “Outsource” A General Counsel?

This month’s legal opinion is provided by Tripp Scott's Director Matthew Zifrony.

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