Oct. 30, 2015

The Stock Market Freefall From A Bankruptcy Perspective

By Charles M. Tatelbaum

The irrational exuberance (borrowed from Alan Greenspan) with respect to the continued increase in the stock market has led many investors to purchase even more securities on margin. The recent freefall will trigger substantial margin calls, which in turn will require additional selling of securities at a loss, and in many instances it will create a cash crisis for the investor whether large or small. In past economic downturns involving the stock market, this has led to a substantial number of unexpected bankruptcy proceedings.

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Jul. 1, 2015

Caring for Our Community: 2015 Up & Comer Winners

Roxanne Vargas chats with two of Lifestyle Magazine’s Up & Comer Award recipients, Lindsay Raphael and Heather Geronemus, about their dedication to their work and community.

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Mar. 23, 2015

Be Proactive in Cyber Security or Pay a Hefty Price

BY PAUL O. LOPEZ

High profile data security breaches like those at Target and Home Depot drive home the need for businesses to take active responsibility for shielding customer information – and so do the resulting lawsuits.

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Mar. 2, 2015

Land swap could provide beach parking closer to Sunrise Boulevard

FORT LAUDERDALE — A city land swap could help divert beach traffic from Las Olas Boulevard to Sunrise Boulevard by creating more public parking further north on the beach.

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Feb. 20, 2015

Law of the Land

Tripp Scott grows practice area to meet the needs of developers

BY KEVIN GALE
IN BUSINESS SCENE • FEB 20TH, 2015

With real estate development booming once again in South Florida, the need has never been greater for top land use legal talent. To meet and exceed the needs of entrepreneurial developers, the law firm of Tripp Scott has created one of the few legal practices devoted to land use in the state.

 

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Ignorance Is Not Bliss: Demystifying Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy Cases

An executory contract can create havoc for the unsuspecting counterparty. 

Most businesses are (reluctantly) required to deal with customers, suppliers and counterparties to agreements that enter bankruptcy proceedings, yet there is a great lack of knowledge as to how the concept of an executory contract can create havoc for the unsuspecting creditor/counterparty. Recent litigation in Delaware involving the sporting goods retailer Eastern Outfitters LLC (Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob’s Stores) points to some of the issues.

 

Evening of Wine & Cheese

A private reception
Tuesday, February 28, 2015
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Timpano’s Italian Chophouse 

Lawyer Up: As Retail Bankruptcies Increase, Creditors Must Be Vigilant

Virtually no attention has been paid to what will soon be a big problem

While much has been written about the future of brick-and-mortar retailing as a result of the large number of retail bankruptcies during 2016 and even during the first weeks of 2017, virtually no attention has been paid to what will be a significant problem for creditors of those retailers that have sought bankruptcy court protection—even if some of the retail locations remain open.

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