Jul. 16, 2014

Paul Lopez Appointed By Governor Rick Scott to 4th District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission

Governor Scott said of the appointees, “I am confident that they will select judicial nominees who will serve with humility while respecting the rule of law.”

Lopez, who has previously been nominated by Govs. Bush and Crist to serve on the 17th Circuit JNC and the Fourth District Court of Appeal JNC where he previously served as Chair and Vice-Chair, will now join the commission and serve a term beginning July 14, 2014 and ending July 1, 2018. Lopez was appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar to succeed Louis Silber on the commission.

As a director with Tripp Scott, Lopez specializes in Business Litigation and Labor & Employment Law. Lopez handles high-stakes complex business litigation and employment law disputes throughout Florida for his clients.  He has successfully litigated and tried numerous high-exposure jury and non-jury trials in both federal and state court throughout his career and has developed a reputation for being one of South Florida’s best trial lawyers and litigators.   

About Tripp Scott

Since its inception in 1969, Tripp Scott has served the legal needs of established and growing businesses, as well as individual clients and their families. The multi-disciplinary firm represents a diverse mix of publicly traded corporations and privately held companies with operations in Florida and around the country.

Tripp Scott provides legal and business counsel to clients in the areas of corporate, litigation, finance and tax, healthcare, real estate, bankruptcy, environmental and entrepreneurial business. For additional information, call (954) 525-7500 or visit the firm’s Web site at www.trippscott.com.

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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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