Business & Finance

How Do We Avoid Surprise Partners in Our Family Business?

The Good News will provide a monthly column with important content having to do with topical subjects from the legal community. We hope our readers enjoy the perspective offered. This month’s legal opinion is provided by Douglas H. Reynolds, Esq., and Henny Lawrence Shomar, Esq., directors with Tripp Scott, PA. Ask Bill: In starting a family business, you hear and read about unexpected changes in family structure that leave outsiders or even family members not originally in the company with unintended control. How do families avoid or manage such “surprise partnerships?”   Reynolds & Shomar: It’s right to be concerned. […]

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ASK BILL: Do I need Title Insurance when buying property in Florida?

The Good News provides a monthly column with important content having to do with topics from the legal community. We hope our readers enjoy the perspective offered. This month’s legal opinion is provided by Jenna Piotrowski, Director, Tripp Scott.   ASK BILL: Do I need Title Insurance when buying property in Florida? Piotrowski: The real-estate market in South Florida is hotter than our noontime summer sun. Many of you may find yourselves shaking your head at the costs and fees of buying or selling a property – like one of the most common costs: title insurance.   ASK BILL: So […]

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When should I Consider a Criminal Defense Attorney?

The Good News provides a monthly column with important content having to do with topics from the legal community. We hope our readers enjoy the perspective offered. This month’s legal opinion is provided by Philip Menditto, PA. ASK BILL: What should a believer do when he or she needs help with a criminal matter? In particular, what should I do if I or a member of my family is arrested? P. Menditto: The first thing anyone MUST do – Christian or not – if he, she or a family member is confronted with trouble with the law is to immediately […]

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Legal Q&A: Avoiding Disputes, Litigation And Alternative Dispute Resolution

The Good News provides a monthly column with important content having to do with topics from the legal community. We hope our readers enjoy the perspective offered. This month’s legal opinion is provided by Paul Lopez, Esq., a director and COO with Tripp Scott, PA _______________________________________________________________________________________________________   ASK BILL: 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 […]

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Is A College Education Really Worth It?

“Why do we think like we do?” My colleague Dave Baer and I asked this question time and again during our years teaching together overseas. We both attended the same Christian college, although years apart. Yet we recognized how the school had sown within us a body of knowledge and ways of thinking that became a deep well we drew from day after day in our life and labors.   Investment and Returns Dave and I made large investments of time, energy, and finances to complete our Christian college education. The dividends have paid out through our lives, outstripping anything […]

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Out kick your coverage?

I’m about to unfold a story that has a few main characters in my life that intertwined and provided a mentorship to me. The first scene takes place in the late ‘70’s when I was in my twenties and was welcomed to join the adults, and in this case the adults were about 30 years my senior. Oddly enough we were all contemporaries in business. We looked the same and dressed the same; such is the life among those in the “industry.”   About 20 years ago I attended the funeral of my longtime friend “Hank,” who introduced me to […]

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How Do We Avoid Surprise Partners in Our Family Business?

The Good News provides a monthly column with important content having to do with topical subjects from the legal community. We hope our readers enjoy the perspective offered. This month’s legal opinion is provided by Douglas H. Reynolds, Esq., and Henny Lawrence Shomar, Esq., directors with Tripp Scott, PA. Ask Bill: In starting a family business, you hear and read about unexpected changes in family structure that leave outsiders or even family members not originally in the company with unintended control. How do families avoid or manage such “surprise partnerships?”   Reynolds & Shomar: It’s right to be concerned. Family […]

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Six Myths About Research

One of the first questions I ask leaders who want input on a new idea is, “What does your research say?” I’m shocked at how few have good research in hand before launching major initiatives. I think research scares most people. However, we have found that research is revelatory and vital. Maybe debunking these six myths about research will help demystify the process.   Myth #1: Research tells you the truth Research reports don’t give you big, mind blowing conclusions. Instead, they provide a better understanding of the reality of your present circumstances. A good research report guides you on […]

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Award-winning Med School Student Demonstrates Uncommon Leadership

As we look in the rearview mirror at 2020, we offer a collective “Whew! God got us through, but what a year.” Here at Palm Beach Atlantic University, as I look to the months ahead, I find fresh inspiration and leadership from PBA graduates, including our young alumni. Emmanuel McNeely, for example, points us to the kind of lifestyle that could bring hope and healing to our traumatized nation. The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) has named Emmanuel the 2021 CCCU Young Alumni Award winner. The CCCU is a higher education association of more than 180 Christian institutions […]

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Palm Beach Atlantic University Community Sees God’s Hand in Presidential Selection

Dr. Debra A. Schwinn dove into her presidential role May 4, hearing the biblical echo for such a time as this: a call for bold leadership to face new challenges. An experienced educator, researcher and physician, Palm Beach Atlantic University’s ninth president had come with a passion and track record for collaboration and innovation. She had most recently been associate vice president for medical affairs at the University of Iowa, and last fall she had turned down other career opportunities in medicine, saying, “it became very clear that God was calling me to Christian universities.” With “the innovativeness of PBA, […]

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