When Tripp Scott opened its doors in 1969, Fort Lauderdale was a quiet tourist town with about 140,000 residents. Fifty years later, the county seat of 1.93 million Broward residents has evolved into a thriving metropolis that enjoys a rich civic and cultural tapestry.
Tripp Scott has helped nurture that growth by serving the market one client — and community organization — at a time.
As the firm celebrates its 50th anniversary, Tripp Scott has stayed true to its founding vision: to remain a local law firm well-connected across the community, from corporate boardrooms to city hall to the state capital — all while maintaining its small-firm appeal and a community-centered ethos.
From its start when the firm serviced smaller clients and their needs, to its evolution to handling finance, contracts, trademark and even international law as clients grew globally, Tripp Scott has served its clients’ needs.
Today, several of greater Fort Lauderdale’s 200 global corporations or regional headquarters call Tripp Scott their legal counsel. Yet the firm has been as much a part of the Fort Lauderdale community as it has the county’s courtrooms and boardrooms.
Politically prominent and civically engaged, the firm’s attorneys helped plant the city’s flag as a destination for business. They’ve served on Fort Lauderdale’s Planning and Zoning Board, its Board of Adjustment and the Downtown Development Authority.
The firm’s impact can be felt across area institutions as well. Partners and associates serve and have been recognized for leadership in area philanthropic, cultural and not-for-profit organizations. Partners were instrumental in opening the award-winning Broward County Main Library in 1984; today they serve key statewide educational posts, including on the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida.
The firm’s current leadership, including Chairman Emeritus Norman Tripp, Chairman James Scott, Vice Chairman Dennis Smith, CEO Ed Pozzuoli, and COO Paul Lopez, counsel clients with a stable, local presence. With other firms, client dollars spent locally often go to national operations. Every client dollar spent here is an investment in the greater Fort Lauderdale community.
Clients may be the driving force behind the firm’s actions. But 50 years since first opening its doors, Tripp Scott continues to build the city — and community — we call home.
Tripp Scott counsels clients in the areas of Aviation Law, Business & Banking, Real Estate, Complex & General Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy, Environmental, Estate Planning & Probate, Family Law, Finance & Corporate, Governmental Affairs, Healthcare, Insurance, Labor & Employment, Land Use, Maritime Law, Non-Profit, Personal Injury and Private Client Services. To learn more about the firm, visit www.trippscott.com or call 954-525-7500.
Tripp Scott Law Firm
Fort Lauderdale – Boca Raton – Tallahassee
954.525.7500 • TrippScott.com