Business & Finance

Your Money Talks… What Does it Say?

“Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have […]

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The Rules for Business Texts in One Word: Don’t!

The Good News provides a monthly column with important content having to do with topics from the legal community. This month’s offering features a conversation I had with Charles “Chuck” Tatelbaum, a Tripp Scott expert in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues but also complex business litigation, on the legal jeopardy electronic communications in general, and texts in particular, can create for your business.     Bill Davell: Chuck, you advise business clients to be extremely cautious about electronic communications.   Chuck Tatelbaum: Indeed I do, given the exposure that any electronic communications, but especially texts, can create. The classic case, of […]

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Palm Beach Atlantic University Unveils Plans for New Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Business Building

On November 17, Palm Beach Atlantic University announced the largest single gift in the university’s history along with a capital campaign and plans for construction of a stunning six-story Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Business Building. Plans for the Future The $26 million gift comes from John J. and Sheila Rinker ($20 million) and the Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Foundation ($6 million), of which he is the president. University leaders announced the gift Thursday at The Breakers during the launch of a $75 million capital campaign. Rinker’s father was the namesake of the business school and a key benefactor […]

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University And Local Business Partnerships Bring Great Results

At Palm Beach Atlantic University, as we’re getting ready to announce some exciting plans for our Rinker School of Business, we’ve been thinking much about the powerful results that come when a university collaborates with local businesses. Local Businesses and PBA You might consider the practicalities of the business world as far removed from the “ivory tower of academia.” But that tower is an unfortunate image, and the phrase certainly doesn’t describe what’s happening at PBA. Sure, we’re serious about rigorous academics, but we don’t climb up into a tower of privileged seclusion. Instead, we belong to an ever-growing learning […]

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Avoiding Disputes, Litigation and Alternate Dispute Resolution

The Good News provides a monthly column with important content having to do with topics from the legal community. This month, William “Bill” C. Davell and Paul Lopez, COO of Tripp Scott. of Tripp Scott PA, answer your questions on avoiding litigation. __________________________________ Bill Davell: We’ve heard about so many cases where things go wrong in a business or contractual relationship and issues end up in court – where you can never be sure of the outcome – or one party simply ends up being shortchanged. How can we avoid ending up in litigation or just as bad, not getting […]

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Followership

Aristotle said, “He who cannot be a good follower, cannot be a good leader.” As Christians we claim to be followers of Christ. But how do we carry that out in our daily lives at home, work, church or within any group situation?   What is Followership? Followership is how we perform in the workplace, church and personal lives. As we look at the different types of followership, we can identify ourselves and others by behaviors. When I first heard of learning about followership, the first thought I had was this was simple for Christians, after all, are not all […]

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Roots of Recession: The Arrogance of Our Age

“Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow [a]we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit,’ whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.’ But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to […]

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Inside the BLUE margins

Two and a half years ago our nation was hit with several storms, one being a pandemic, but during the pandemic there was political polarization and civil unrest. Both the political polarization and the civil unrest, I believe, acted as rocks, grinding against one another creating sparks of flames that would literally set our country on fire. The pandemic would serve as the gas that would ignite the blaze into flash fire. All this pain, all this unrest along with a political divide that was palpably felt in every inch of the social spectrum created a level of anxiety among […]

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New to Florida or Headed Here? There Are Benefits to Establishing “Residency”

The Good News provides a monthly column with important content having to do with topics from the legal community. This month, William “Bill” C. Davell and Marianna Seiler, of Tripp Scott PA, address residency. Are you one of the 372,335 folks who relocated to our Sunshine State in the year ending June 30 – or planning to be one of the average of more than 800 arriving daily in coming years? If so, you should know about the benefits to being an official Florida resident that extend beyond wonderful weather and a high quality of life to various kinds of […]

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