Business & Finance

Where There’s No Will, There’s No Way – To Have A Say After Death

The Good News provides a monthly column with important content having to do with topics from the legal community. This month features a conversation with Christine Yates, a director with Tripp Scott.   Bill Davell: Let’s get right to the basic question: Do I need a will as a Florida resident?    Christine Yates: Well, only if you own property, have any family, especially minor children, own or share ownership of a business and are going to die – but most important, want to have a say in what happens with any of these after your death. Not to mention […]

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PBA Earns Prestigious AACSB Accreditation, Creating Even More Opportunities for Students

Sam Lenes always wanted to be an entrepreneur, and Palm Beach Atlantic University, or more specifically the Rinker School of Business, was just the place for him to pursue his dreams. “Most of my professors were people who were out in the field for the first 15-20 years of their career, getting real world, real business experience,” said Lenes, the 2023 graduate who was a finance and marketing double major. “They were wonderful, and I was finally learning about subjects that I cared about.”  Lenes was able to use the knowledge he gained from the Rinker School of Business and […]

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Navigating Florida’s Judicial System

The Good News provides a monthly column with important content having to do with topics from the legal community. This month features a conversation with Robert Meacham, a director at Tripp Scott Law Firm, who represents a wide variety of clients in the fields of construction, business and real estate law, including litigation and transactional representation. Courts can be scary places. Seemingly all-powerful robed judges hover behind a tall bench, gavel in hand. Court rules and language are often unfamiliar, no matter how many TV legal dramas we’ve watched. Typically, parties or loved ones are in court because something untoward […]

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Students Learn a Financial Goal Without an Action Plan ‘Is Just a Wish’

These are exciting times at Palm Beach Atlantic University, as we review architects’ plans for the Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Business Building. Our excitement rises even higher when we consider how the new building will allow us to expand impactful business programs and courses taught by engaging professors such as Barbara VanderWerf. “Professor VanderWerf is one of my favorites,” said finance major Emily Kintz. “I just really love her teaching style. She’s very focused on making connections with each student individually.” Emily, a senior, had enjoyed several courses under Barbara, who is assistant professor of management. Now, in her […]

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Why Should My Company “Outsource” A General Counsel?

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 with Matthew Zifrony, a director with Tripp Scott who practices in the areas of entrepreneurial business, commercial real estate, and condominium and HOA. Bill Davell: What is the role of a general counsel and why does my company need one? Matthew Zifrony: You could think of a general counsel in the same way you view your primary care physician: she or he has responsibility for and oversees all aspects of your company’s or organization’s legal […]

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Power of Attorney is a Powerful Way to Protect Your Interests

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 with Jeff Fauer, a Tripp Scott director, who focuses his practice in estate, trust and complex, commercial litigation. A power of attorney is a time-tested way to provide peace of mind that your personal, financial and legal affairs are kept in order, and your interests and intentions respected and carried out, in contexts ranging from business to healthcare. But it’s important to understand what a power of attorney is and how it works to ensure […]

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Heart Month Focuses on Affairs of the Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of more than 650,000 people each year. Since February is American Heart Month, we’re featuring one man’s journey to heart health at Holy Cross, Broward’s only Catholic hospital, serving our community for 67 years and a leader in the prevention and treatment of cardiac and vascular diseases. When Doug Wilkins, a 70+ year-old longtime active athlete in overall good health, began having chest pains, he took himself to the emergency department at Holy Cross Health in Fort Lauderdale, where they ran a stress test. The […]

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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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