Jan. 14, 2021

South Florida Legal Guide Names Tripp Scott and 7 of its Attorneys to Top Lawyer and Law Firm Listing

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 8, 2021 – Tripp Scott today announced that Paul Lopez, COO of Tripp Scott, Norman Tripp, chairman emeritus of Tripp Scott, and Wilson Atkinson, Edward Curtis, and Dan Taylor, directors with the law firm, have made the “Top Lawyers” list in the 2020 edition of South Florida Legal Guide. In addition, Jeffrey Fauer and Ian Lis, directors with the firm, were named “Top Up and Comers”, and Tripp Scott was recognized as a “Top Law Firm” for its commitment to excellence in the legal field.

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Jan. 9, 2021

How The Consolidated Appropriations Act Of 2021 Benefits Businesses

A Special Report by Tripp Scott's Tanya Bower

The $900 billion Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the Act) passed by Congress on Friday and signed by President Trump over the weekend provides for significant modifications to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  These modifications are favorable to businesses.  The Act benefits both existing PPP borrowers and qualifying businesses that receive a second PPP Loan.

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Dec. 22, 2020

In the age of COVID, give parents ‘school choice’ on best way to educate their children

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Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida’s Department of Education rightly have continued to urge, and require, all public schools to provide the choice of live in-person instruction for all students. Plenty of attention has been paid — correctly — to the public-health issues involved in opening public schools safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, but one aspect has been mostly overlooked: The question of keeping schools open, like other matters of educational opportunity, is also a civil-rights issue.

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Dec. 15, 2020

Lifetime Memberships May Not Be For Life if Bankruptcy Intervenes

With the proliferation of bankruptcy proceedings for country clubs, golf clubs, health clubs (see DBR Nov. 12, 2020, on You Fit Health Clubs), many “members” who were enticed into what appeared to be attractive packages for so-called lifetime memberships may be sorely dismayed when they learn that an intervening bankruptcy proceeding may wipe out their so-called lifetime membership benefits.

In the recent bankruptcy case in Trenton, New Jersey (In re Sea Oaks Country Club, 20-17229 (Bankr. D.N.J. Nov. 10, 2020), Bankruptcy Judge Christine Gravelle set forth a detailed analysis of lifetime memberships in a country club, which should be a wake-up call for anyone thinking of investing large sums in such a membership during these financially difficult times for any type of membership organization. Since it is virtually impossible to obtain detailed financial information concerning golf, health and other types of membership clubs, the ruling in the Sea Oaks case cautions that one should be very careful with respect to investing in a lifetime membership unless one is willing to lose it all in the event of a bankruptcy proceeding.

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Dec. 3, 2020

Businesses and Partnerships: Your Rights in Protecting Your Interests for the Possibility of a Dispute

As a litigator, I have always advised businesspeople that it is far less expensive to structure your business and personal planning proactively in anticipation of the worst, much like purchasing insurance, than simply hoping for the best.

There is an old saying that I refer to with clients: “It is better to be proactive than reactive.” The message encapsulates one of the most important concerns for all businessmen and -women: balancing short-term needs and long-term concerns with decision-making. A lawyer giving advice to a business person will do well by their client in recommending such an approach to business planning and structuring. As a litigator, I have always advised businesspeople that it is far less expensive to structure your business and personal planning proactively in anticipation of the worst, much like purchasing insurance, than simply hoping for the best. This article will discuss options for being proactive in your business planning as well as your rights in the event that a dispute with one of your partners may lead to the need to dissolve your business.

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South Florida Legal Guide Names Tripp Scott and 7 of its Attorneys to Top Lawyer and Law Firm Listing

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 8, 2021 – Tripp Scott today announced that Paul Lopez, COO of Tripp Scott, Norman Tripp, chairman emeritus of Tripp Scott, and Wilson Atkinson, Edward Curtis, and Dan Taylor, directors with the law firm, have made the “Top Lawyers” list in the 2020 edition of South Florida Legal Guide. In addition, Jeffrey Fauer and Ian Lis, directors with the firm, were named “Top Up and Comers”, and Tripp Scott was recognized as a “Top Law Firm” for its commitment to excellence in the legal field.

How The Consolidated Appropriations Act Of 2021 Benefits Businesses

A Special Report by Tripp Scott's Tanya Bower

The $900 billion Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the Act) passed by Congress on Friday and signed by President Trump over the weekend provides for significant modifications to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  These modifications are favorable to businesses.  The Act benefits both existing PPP borrowers and qualifying businesses that receive a second PPP Loan.

In the age of COVID, give parents ‘school choice’ on best way to educate their children

news

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida’s Department of Education rightly have continued to urge, and require, all public schools to provide the choice of live in-person instruction for all students. Plenty of attention has been paid — correctly — to the public-health issues involved in opening public schools safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, but one aspect has been mostly overlooked: The question of keeping schools open, like other matters of educational opportunity, is also a civil-rights issue.

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