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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Jan. 15, 2015

Condos and HOAs: LIVING WITH RULES

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Oct. 15, 2014

The Five Vital Factors in the Florida’s Governor’s Race

By Ed Pozzuoli 

Top of the list, and favorable to Rick Scott, is the booming economy.

The Sunshine State, now with 29 big electoral votes (up from 25 when it decided Bush v. Gore in 2000), may in two years tip the election again. But in the meantime, this year’s gubernatorial race is providing clues about what will push Floridians’ buttons in 2016. Party lines will be important in the race between incumbent Republican governor Rick Scott and former-Republican-governor-turned-Democratic-challenger Charlie Crist. Each candidate is winning substantial support from his respective party. Nevertheless, in the latest poll of likely voters, a full 9 percent of them remain undecided.

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Jun. 4, 2014

How Bitcoin Will Bring About A Legal Practice Revolution

Law360, New York (June 04, 2014, 10:17 AM ET) -- Law, by nature, is more reactive than innovative. Look at how long the desegregation battle took in the courts. Think also about how, only now after 20 years or so, we have ubiquitous e-filing between lawyers and courts. In sum, the law is slow, slow to work and slow to innovate.

But, that is all about to change, and lawyers must start to prepare for the black swan — or once-in- multigenerations event — that is coming to law from the rise of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, and their decentralized asset ledgers.

For those who do not know, Bitcoin is a kind of decentralized money that allows for the frictionless — read, basically free — transfer of value from peer-to-peer computer nodes. Think of Bitcoin as a kind of email for money.

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May. 22, 2014

Will Switzerland Save U.S. Workers From a Pyrrhic Victory?

By Paul Lopez

Recently, and much to the chagrin of union leadership in Switzerland, Swiss workers turned a deaf ear to the siren calls for a facially appealing, yet ultimately unsustainable $25 minimum wage. Against the backdrop of global protests for higher wages, Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected a national referendum that would have created the world's highest minimum wage. Switzerland's rejection of a wage floor was not an act of greed, it was a conscious and economically responsible decision by the Swiss populace to protect their financial interests and economy.

The Swiss vote marks a pivotal moment in the global discussion over economic inequality, and may prove detrimental to President Obama's attempt to increase the minimum wage across the United States. It may also wake up American workers who are foolishly being pushed by their union leaders to the arbitrary and capricious sum of $10.10 selected by President Obama.

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The Florida Supreme Court Expands Rights of Biological Parents

 An op-ed by Tripp Scott's Douglas Reynolds and Henny Shomar. As published in the DBR.

Connor Perkins knew he was the father. He was there when his girlfriend Treneka Simmonds gave birth to their child in February 2013. He took the child to doctor’s appointments, enrolled the child in daycare, voluntarily paid child support and was referred to as “daddy” by the child. Perkins claimed that he was not aware that the mother was in an intact marriage, which resulted in him being denied parental rights with the child by the Broward Circuit Court.

Deeper Roots, Expanded Reach

The law firm of May, Meacham & Davell PA has moved six attorneys and staff to join the Tripp Scott team.

A merger was not on the radar for either firm. Tripp Scott has focused on organic growth by adding one attorney at a time. May, Meacham & Davell (MMDPA) had declined offers before.

 

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